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By Paul M. Architzel, Gail Bernstein, Yevedzo Chitiga
On May 22, 2017, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC or Commission) amended its whistleblower rules to enhance protections for whistleblowers against retaliation and assert its own authority...
By Peter Buckland
Entrepreneurs often raise capital with a combination of convertible notes and an agreement called a SAFE, or Simple Agreement for Future Equity.
By WilmerHale
Some interesting links we found across the web this week:
By Boyd Johnson III, Stephen Pollard
Here, David Vascott asks how the WilmerHale practice has developed over the past five years, and how Johnson and Pollard foresee the law and practice of investigations taking shape over the next five years.
By Daniel P. Kearney, Skye Lynn Perryman, Daniel Hartman
On Wednesday, May 10, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued a request for information (RFI) on the small-business lending marketplace — the first step in an anticipated rulemaking pursuant to Section 1071 of Dodd-Frank.
By Bruce Manheim
clash over access to and use of genetic sequence data (GSD) is currently brewing on several international fronts. To date, GSD has been routinely deposited in open-source databases such as GenBank of the National Center for Biotechnology Information ..
By Rachel Jacobson, Robert Kirsch, Nathaniel Custer
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt last week issued a memorandum revising the existing delegations of authority related to implementation...
By Stuart Falber, Belinda Juran
Last year's contentious U.S. presidential election is often blamed for the slowdown in dealmaking activity in the life sciences space.
By Benjamin Powell, Jonathan Cedarbaum, Leah Schloss
On May 11, President Trump signed his long-awaited Executive Order on "Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure."
By WilmerHale
Some interesting links we found across the web this week:
By Thomas W. White
WilmerHale Partner William R. McLucas and Counsel Rachel Murphy, in this Westlaw Journal Corporate Officers & Directors Liability article, caution companies against relaxing their corporate governance and oversight standards due to expectations that under the Trump Administration, ..
By Edwin C. Pease
Attorneys from WilmerHale's Emerging Company Practice will explore the most critical issues facing entrepreneurs and early-stage companies during our QuickLaunch University Webinar Series. Over the next several months, we will share key takeaways from each webinar. This month, we take a look at founder equity.
By WilmerHale
Federal Circuit Patent Updates - May 2017
By Gary R. Schall
Every founder, no matter how sharp or motivated, needs some help, and a great adviser is a trusted sounding board, a reality check, a BS detector, a fresh perspective, and a sage confidant.
By Jonathan Cedarbaum, Benjamin Powell, Reed Abrahamson
Several media organizations this week published a pre-release copy of the report of the Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force established pursuant to the Cybersecurity Act of 2015.
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