Publications & Interviews

  • March 2018

    Stephen Kong Interviewed by Compliance Week Regarding Cryptocurrencies Giving Rise to a New Hacking Threat

    Compliance Week
    Stradling shareholder Stephen Kong, chair of the firm’s Technology Transactions practice group, was interviewed by Compliance Week regarding a new wave of threats known as “crypto-currency mining attacks” that are creating risks for corporate websites. Hackers are adding malicious code to websites and hijacking them to mine bitcoin.
  • February 2018

    Crowdfund Insider Interviews Amit Singh Regarding Year End Equity Crowdfunding Report

    Crowdfund Insider
    San Diego-based shareholder Amit Singh was interviewed by Crowdfund Insider about his Year End Equity Crowdfunding Report and asked his reasons for compiling the report, if his results were what he expected them to be and what needs to be done to boost Regulation CF activity.
  • February 2018

    New Front in Proposition 65 Product Labeling Enforcement Coming Soon

    Daily Journal
    Santa Barbara-based Kristin Larson authored an article, “New Labeling Requirements Under California’s Proposition 65 Coming in 2018: Devil is in the Details”, for the Daily Journal, which was published on February 13th. The article explains California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, also known as Proposition 65, and how its implementation affects required warnings and clarifies the to comply with the law, along the entire supply chain for products in California.
  • February 2018

    A Year End Look at Equity Crowdfunding in the US: 2017

    In recent years, crowdfunding websites have become a popular way for people to solicit charitable contributions to raise money for projects. Now, companies can use crowdfunding for a whole new purpose: to offer and sell securities to the investing public. While the regulations were adopted in 2015, offerings under these rules gained significant traction in 2017. This report gives a comprehensive year end look at the equity crowdfunding that took place during 2017 in the United States.
  • January 2018

    Restructuring Pros See Politics as Driving Force in 2018 Activity

    Wall Street Journal Pro-Bankruptcy
    Marianne Mortimer, a shareholder in Stradling's Bankruptcy and Restructuring practice group, was amongst a panel of bankruptcy and restructuring experts quoted in an article, "Restructuring Pros See Politics as Driving Force in 2018 Activity", published in the Pro Bankruptcy section of the Wall Street Journal. The article discussed how the new tax bill, healthcare and trade will affect distressed companies.
  • December 2017

    Supreme Court to Treat Burwell Infection

    Westlaw Journal
    Shareholder Jason de Bretteville and associate Sheila S. Mojtehedi wrote an article for the Westlaw Journal (Delaware Corporate and Corporate Officers & Directors Liability) discussing the possible impact of Digital Realty Trust v. Somers, a recently argued U.S. Supreme Court appeal of a 9th Circuit decision that extended anti-retaliation protection to corporate insiders who blow the whistle internally but do not notify the government.
  • December 2017

    Client Alert - DLSE Changes Position on Rest Breaks

    Stradling shareholder Jeff Dinkin, chair of the employment law practice group, wants to inform you on the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement's new position on two important issues pertaining to rest breaks: employees cannot be required to stay on the work premises during rest periods and an employer cannot require that employees keep in radio communications during a rest period.
  • December 2017

    SEC Chair Issues Cautionary Statement About ICOs

    Stradling Startup Blog
    Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton issued a statement this week cautioning investors and market professionals about the use of initial coin offerings (ICOs) to raise capital. The statement, the latest communication from the SEC about the burgeoning ICO market, suggests there is no bright line test for determining whether a token sale runs afoul of federal securities laws and cases will continue to be evaluated on their specific circumstances.
  • December 2017

    The Role of Financial Advisors and Investment Bankers in Bankruptcy Sales

    Santa Monica-based Marianne Mortimer, a shareholder in Stradling's Bankruptcy and Restructuring practice group, participated in a panel during the 29th Annual American Bankruptcy Institute Winter Leadership Conference held on November 30th – December 2nd in Palm Springs. The panel, “The Role of Financial Advisors and Investment Bankers in Bankruptcy Sales”, discussed the anatomy of the bankruptcy sales process and focused on optimizing value by drawing on the resource skills of attorneys, investment bankers, financial advisors and real estate advisors.
  • November 2017

    Walking the High-Wire: Defending Against Liability for an Unauthorized Wire Transfer in CA

    Orange County Business Journal
    Marc Schneider and Jason Anderson, both shareholders in Stradling's Litigation practice group, authored an article for the Orange County Business Journal entitled "Walking the High-Wire: Defending Against Liability for an Unauthorized Wire Transfer in California." The article goes into detail about the laws governing unauthorized wire transfers and the best practices to minimize the risk that a bank will be held liable for an unauthorized wire transfer.