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Startup Compensation: Tips To Avoid Liability And Keep Your Investors Happy (Video)
There are many ways to run afoul of labor laws and spook your investors—one of the most common for startups is "creative" pay practices. In this video, Fenwick employment
United States
3 Sep 2019
SEC Fines Life Sciences Company for Regulation FD Violations
For the first time in six years, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission issued an enforcement action against a company solely for Regulation FD violations. On Aug. 20
United States
28 Aug 2019
Life Sciences IPOs Haven't Slowed In 2019
In our 2018 year-end review of life sciences and tech IPOs, we noted that life sciences offerings totaled 67 raising an average of $133 million while there were 45 technology deals raising an average
United States
1 Jul 2019
Silicon Valley Venture Capital Survey First Quarter 2019
We analyzed the terms of 185 venture financings closed in the first quarter of 2019 by companies headquartered in Silicon Valley. We found that valuation results continued to be strong
United States
20 Jun 2019
FTC Toughening Stance On Data Security – Five Key Takeaways From Recent Consent Orders
The Federal Trade Commission is putting more teeth into the multiyear compliance obligations of consent orders it enters into with companies to settle enforcement actions related to data breaches.
United States
13 Jun 2019
Divestitures And Consolidation In Animal Health Market Present Opportunities To Investors, Innovators
The business of animal health has traditionally been dominated by the animal health divisions of big pharma companies.
United States
31 May 2019
New SEC Digital Asset Framework Creates Additional Ambiguity For Cryptocurrency Companies
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has released a new framework to help cryptocurrency companies and industry players determine whether a particular digital asset is offered and sold as an investment contract...
United States
29 May 2019
Gender Diversity Survey—2018 Proxy Season Results
The Fenwick & West Gender Diversity Survey provides unique insight into women's participation at the most senior levels of public technology and life sciences companies in the Silicon Valley 150 Index
United States
3 May 2019
Private Companies Need To Update Rule 701 Financial Statement Disclosures
Recently, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission adopted amendments to certain disclosure requirements in an effort to streamline ...
United States
13 Mar 2019
Silicon Valley Venture Capital Survey – Fourth Quarter 2018
We analyzed the terms of 234 venture financings closed in the fourth quarter of 2018 by companies headquartered in Silicon Valley.
United States
1 Mar 2019
5 Tips For Tech Companies To Avoid SEC Scrutiny
Fenwick securities enforcement co-chair Michael Dicke spoke with Law360 about best practices for technology companies amidst increased SEC scrutiny of initial coin offerings and cybersecurity issues.
United States
20 Feb 2019
Fenwick's Top 10: Our Most Popular Articles Of 2018
Venture financing trends, SEC enforcement actions, U.S. tax law changes and the IPO market dominated our readers' attention in 2018.
United States
15 Jan 2019
How To Structure A Secondary So It Doesn't Count As Compensation
As employee tender offers increase in frequency, so too has the scrutiny applied by auditors. Among the questions asked during these reviews: Is a buyback a straightforward sale of stock,
United States
11 Dec 2018
Dual-Class Landscape Shifting For Tech Companies
​Fenwick securities co-chair James Evans talked to The Information about the growing trend of startup tech companies setting limits on founder power, partially as a response to investor and regulator
United States
22 Oct 2018
Fenwick Silicon Valley 150
The Fenwick Silicon Valley 150 ranks the largest public companies in Silicon Valley by revenue.
United States
22 Oct 2018
2018 Proxy Season Results In Silicon Valley And Large Companies Nationwide
A Comparison of Silicon Valley Public Companies and the Large Public Companies of the S&P 100
United States
16 Oct 2018
Convertible Note Financing Term Sheet For Seed-Stage Startups
The following form* is a financing term sheet for convertible notes issued in connection with the seed-stage financing of a startup company.
United States
14 Oct 2018
Legal Considerations For Technology Entrepreneurs
In this presentation, Fenwick partner Dan Dorosin reviews the legal issues tech entrepreneurs face along the road from idea to successful enterprise. Learn more about when a lawyer typically gets involved and why...
United States
20 Jul 2018
New SEC Rules Relax Disclosure Requirements For Smaller Technology And Life Sciences Companies
In an effort to promote capital formation and reduce compliance costs, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has amended its rules to expand the number of public companies that qualify ...
United States
19 Jul 2018
Seed Financing Overview
This practice note discusses seed financings. Start-up companies use seed financings primarily to raise the capital required to build a minimum viable product and test their product-market fit.
United States
4 Jun 2018
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