Publications & Interviews
, an associate in Stradling’s corporate practice group, authored a client alert regarding the SEC’s new rule to allow any issuer to “test the waters” prior to an initial public offering.
The Middle Market Report
According to an article published on February 21st by The Middle Market Report
, “Busy by the Beach: Orange County Has Become a Destination for Law Firms,” Orange County used to be home to smaller homegrown law firms but has since become a popular destination for midsize and larger firms looking to attract work from the technology, health sciences and real estate industries by the beach.
, an associate in Stradling's Corporate
practice group, wanted to inform you on the Federal Trade Commission's annual changes to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act. On February 15, 2019, the FTC announced the annual changes to the HSR Act notification thresholds.
Ryan Wilkins, chair of Stradling’s Corporate and Securities
department and leader of the firm’s Public Company
practice group, was quoted in an article published by Law360
on February 15th, “SEC Nudges Cos. Toward More Robust Diversity Disclosures.” The SEC recently updated disclosure guidelines that call upon companies to explain how certain “self-identified diversity characteristics” of directors influence nomination decisions.
Los Angeles Business Journal
, chair of Stradling’s litigation
practice group, was quoted in an article published in the Los Angeles Business Journal
, “Activism Under Siege, Split with Bungie prompts stock drop, lawsuits.” Activision Blizzard, the best-selling video game publisher in the world, is facing backlash after severing ties with game developer Bungie Inc. two years prior to the expiration of their ten-year contract.
On January 29th, ACG
held its 8th annual Women in Corporate Growth Luncheon
, “Women in M&A,” a program that brings together a panel of powerhouse executives who have recently participated in M&A transactions across various structures, including both strategic acquisitions and private equity investments.
The 2019 Annual California Society of Municipal Finance Officers
Conference was held on January 8 – 10th. Stradling shareholders Brian Forbath
and Marianne Mortimer
participated on a panel, “Municipalities Looking into the Future: Key Stress Points and Strategies for Adapting to Change,” on January 10th, alongside the CFO of the City of Santa Rosa, the Finance Director of the City of San Bernardino and the CFO of UFI Financial Solutions.
The Mid-Market Report
published a Q&A with Newport Beach-based John Cannon
, chair of Stradling’s litigation practice group, about the firm and how law firms are changing as a business model. When asked about how law firms can foster the next generation of legal talent, Cannon referenced the launch of Stradling’s associate business development training program to support the associates’ career growth as well as the fact that Stradling “associates get substantive experience on deals and cases and exposure to client at the outset of their careers, something that is becoming increasingly rare in many of the larger firms.”
San Diego-based Amit Singh
, a shareholder in the firm's corporate and securities
and emerging growth
practice groups, was interviewed by BlockTelegraph
regarding the SEC’s first ever loss in an ICO case. The article, “A Federal Judge Just Chin-checked the SEC. Here’s What It Means.” covers the case in which a federal judge denied the SEC a preliminary injunction against Blockvest LLC after previously granting a temporary restraining order on the same issue.
Association of Business Trial Lawyers Winter 2018 Report