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Arina Shulga
A Practical Approach to Crowdfunding

While preparing a post about the recent legal developments related to crowdfunding, I came across a blog article that provides practical advice on how to run an effective crowdfunding campaign. Although the author uses Kickstarter as a platform example...

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Howard Sklar & Thomas Fox
This Week in FCPA Episode #25, plus a Breakout Session on Holiday Gift Giving

Show Notes: 1:20: Brazil Ministers resigning in droves (lasts for 7 minutes) 8:34: World Compliance event with Tom and The Bribery Act guys (almost 6 minutes) 14:26: Squire Sanders event (1 minute) 15:35: SFO/DOJ and "informal"...

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David N. Feldman
New SPAC Structure Discussed in Israel

Greetings from the land of milk and honey where we have just concluded DealFlow Media's Alternative Finance Conference in Tel Aviv. The conference plus the days after were particularly fascinating and eye-opening for me as it has been a little...

Kevin M. LaCroix
D&O Insurance: "Disgorgement" Paid in SEC Settlement Held Not Covered

Carriers generally contend that insurance does not cover amounts that represent "disgorgement" or that are "restitutionary" in nature. But what makes a particular payment a "disgorgement"? In a December 13, 2011 opinion...

Kevin M. LaCroix
Corporate Officers Held Not Entitled to Business Judgment Rule Protection Under California Law

A federal court has denied the motion of former IndyMac CEO Matthew Perry to dismiss the action that the FDIC, as the failed bank's receiver, had filed against him. In a December 13, 2011 order ( here ), Central District of California Judge Otis...

Doug Cornelius
Compliance and the South Pole

We reckoned now that we were at the Pole. Of course, every one of us knew that we were not standing on the absolute spot; it would be an impossibility with the time and the instruments at our disposal to ascertain that exact spot. But we were so near...