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Securities Law Blog

The Securities Law Blog provides commentary and news on the latest securities law developments impacting established and emerging growth publicly-traded issuers and investment banks, as well as entrepreneurs and venture-backed private entities. Our blog closely follows SEC rulemaking in several key areas including public and private securities offerings, shareholder activism and equity investment, and mergers & acquisitions.

The authors of this blog are members of the Corporate/Securities practice of Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP.  Since our founding, this firm has been distinguished by responsive, independent and client-focused legal services provided by lawyers with a profound commitment to the companies they serve. This blog is an outgrowth of this representation of our clients in a wide range of capital market transactions.

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Showing 23 posts by Jason S. Saltsberg.

Reminders for the 2019 Form 10-K and Proxy Season

New SEC rules adopted in 2018 simplify certain disclosure requirements and amend the definition of smaller reporting company. Read More ›

NYSE Submits New Proposal to Ease Rules on Blank Check Companies

Following withdrawal of its prior proposal to the SEC, the NYSE again seeks to ease certain listing standards for SPACs, which have seen a resurgence in recent years. Read More ›

NYSE and Nasdaq Pull Proposals to Ease Rules on Blank Check Companies

Despite the withdrawal of their proposals to the SEC, the Exchanges continue to see healthy gains by SPACs and their sponsors. Read More ›

Understanding Spotify’s Direct Listing on the NYSE

Spotify uses alternative method to “go public,” forgoing the traditional initial public offering process. Read More ›

Intel Corp. CEO’s Stock Sales May Draw SEC Examination

Rule 10b5-1 plans do not preclude questions about insider trading if entered into or amended improperly. Read More ›

SEC Recoveries from Whistleblower Tips about Securities Law Violations Top $1 Billion

On November 30, 2017, the SEC announced that it awarded more than $16 million to a pair of whistleblowers reporting securities law violations by a public company, ranking it among the ten largest awards since the inception of the whistleblower program.  With this case, SEC enforcement actions triggered by whistleblowers have now resulted in more than $1 billion in financial remedies ordered against wrongdoers. Read More ›

Time to Get Ready for Pay Ratio Disclosure

SEC issues guidance on “pay ratio” rules compliance. Read More ›

S&P Dow Jones Joins the Fight Against Multi-Class Shares

S&P Dow Jones Indices bars companies from joining its key indexes if they have multiple share classes. Read More ›

Are SAFEs a Safe Investment for Everyone?

Originally targeted toward venture capitalists, SAFEs are increasingly being sold to retail investors through crowdfunding offerings. Read More ›

Emerging Growth Companies Take Center Stage as SEC Increases Qualifying Revenue Threshold to Up to $1.07 Billion

The SEC’s final rules effectuate inflation adjustments required under the JOBS Act and make other helpful technical rule and form amendments. Read More ›

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