Publications & Interviews
, chair of Stradling's Employment Law practice group, and associate John Wicker
want to inform you on a recent Supreme Court decision on independent contractor status. On April 30, 2018, the California Supreme Court issued an 82-page opinion establishing a new test for determining whether individuals are properly classified as independent contractors under the California wage orders.
New Matter Magazine
, a shareholder in Stradling's Intellectual Property practice group, and associate JaeWon Lee
authored an article, “Can ‘Plain and Ordinary Meaning’ Still Be Invoked In Claim Construction?” for New Matter magazine
, the IP publication for the Cal State bar.
Orange County Business Journal
Stradling shareholder Kathleen Marcus
, co-chair of the firm's Enforcement Defense & Investigations practice group, was featured in the Orange County Business Journal
’s “Healthcare Roundtable: An Informative Q&A with OC’s Top Healthcare Professionals”, published in their April 9th edition.
Jason de Bretteville
, chair of Stradling’s White Collar Criminal Defense
practice group and co-chair of the firm’s Enforcement Defense & Investigations practice group, was quoted by Westlaw Journal
regarding the Supreme Court’s decision in Cyan Inc. et al. v. Beaver County Employees Retirement Fund et al
, a class action lawsuit alleging that the telecommunications systems supplier misrepresented its sales figures before its IPO. The Supreme Court unanimously agreed that “state courts have concurrent jurisdiction with federal courts over class-action lawsuits that only allege violations of the Securities Act of 1933.”
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.
Orange County Business Journal
, a shareholder in Stradling's Corporate
practice groups, authored an article, “The Topsy-Turvy World of Post-Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Planning”, published in the Orange County Business Journal
on March 5th. The article explains why the TCJA led to the increasingly popularity of C corporations over S corporations and partnerships.
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 new developments for California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, also known as Proposition 65, and how the new provisions will affect required warnings and allocate obligations along the entire supply chain for products sold 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.