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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.

Showing 4 posts in FAST Act.

SEC Proposes Amendments to Modernize and Simplify Regulation S-K Disclosure Requirements

First open meeting under Chair Clayton includes unanimous approval of proposed revisions to SEC disclosure rules and forms Read More ›

Fast Act Anomoly

Accelerated Filers do not benefit from the FAST Act Read More ›

SEC Chair White Forecasts the Agenda for 2016

Chair Mary Jo White addressed the 45th annual “SEC Speaks” program to highlight what the SEC accomplished in 2015 and what the SEC is already advancing in 2016 Read More ›

The FAST Act’s Hidden Changes to “Speed Up” Capital Formation

This post discusses the SEC’s approval of two interim final rules mandated by the capital markets aspects of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, signed into law on December 4, 2015.  These rules address the timing and cost challenges faced by smaller publicly traded companies and are designed to ease disclosure requirements in connection with IPOs of emerging growth companies and certain registration statements filed by smaller reporting companies. Read More ›