Publications & Interviews
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.
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.
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.
Wall Street Journal Pro-Bankruptcy
, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.