As the 1990s drew to a close Congress passed legislation
signed by the President ensuring the deregulation of the derivatives markets.
At the time CFTC Chairwoman Brooksley Born was one of the sole voices of
dissent. Less than ten years that dissent proved prophetic as the most severe
As we know, the Senate changed the version of the
Jumpstart our Business Startups (JOBS) Act in only one way, they added an
amendment, drafted by Sen. Merkley (but also supported by Sens. Bennet and
Brown), which added more investor protections to the "crowdfunding" section of
The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, as amended by
the Senate, was voted on by the House of Representatives yesterday and passed
380 to 41. That makes it a very bi-partisan bill, even though a ll 41 "Nays" were
Democrats . If I remember my Schoolhouse Rocks song
This last week, the Senate passed the " JOBS
Act ," leaving it one step away from final passage by Congress and Signature
by President Obama. The JOBS Act contains a number of provisions which
are aimed at reducing the securities compliance burdens of small companies and
startups. One of...
On this edition, Dick Phillips and Alan Berkeley of K&L Gates and Stan Keller of Edwards Wildman discuss the JOBS Act (Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act), which was signed into law April 5 by President Obama. They provide an overview of the legislation and explore some of the controversies of the...
by Jonathan B. Wilson and Dianne L. Trenholm
On April 5, 2012, President
Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the "JOBS
Act"), H.R. 3606, into law calling it "a potential game-changer"
for startup companies. President Obama signed the JOBS Act just...
"Everyone agrees the title was a work of pure genius,"
says Dick Phillips of K&L Gates in a recent podcast , referring to the Jumpstart Our Business
Startups (JOBS) Act. "It's impossible to vote against in an election year."
When a law is so well named, it's important...
Laws don't often get their own parties. But for the
irresistibly named Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, President Obama held a rare public ceremony in the
White House's Rose Garden in its honor. Even more notably, this party was quite
bipartisan-Republican House Majority Leader...
This post is the fourth in a series examining
the impact of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (or JOBS Act) one year
after its passage and focuses on the provisions related to online angel
In the last
post of this series , I discussed the progress of implementing the...
This post is the seventh and final in a
series examining the impact of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (or JOBS
Act) one year after its passage and focuses on Titles V and VI of the law and
provides some final concluding thoughts.
Titles V and VI of the JOBS Act are closely related in