By Allison Dale and Christine Lyon
As of January 1, 2020, “reasonable security feature[s]” must be included in all “connected devices” sold or offered for sale in California, specifically those devices capable of connecting directly or indirectly to the internet and that have an IP or Bluetooth address.
By Amber Shubin and Andrew Turnbull
In August, Massachusetts’ Governor signed into law the Massachusetts Noncompetition Agreement Act establishing strict new requirements for noncompetition agreements with employees entered on or after October 1, 2018. Read our client alert.
By John Rafferty
What steps should startups take before raising venture capital financing? Morrison & Foerster Emerging Companies + Venture Capital partner John Rafferty outlines the top six things founders should do before raising venture capital in his recent article for the Silicon Valley Business Journal. Read the full Silicon Valley Business Journal article.
By Alfredo Silva and Ali Nardali
On March 19, 2018, Morrison & Foerster LLP attorneys Alfredo B. D. Silva, Ali U. Nardali and Aria Kashefi published a thought piece in Bloomberg Law on legal issues related to use of blockchain tokens as service provider compensation. In the past year, tokens have nudged their way into mainstream consciousness with the proliferation of “initial coin offerings,” or “ICOs,” and the blockbuster rises – and drops – in the prices of cryptocurrencies. An emerging... Read more »
By Tim Harris
A startup’s stock option plan is likely its greatest employee benefit, but also a dangerous source of potential finance, tax, and accounting problems. In this video, MoFo partner Tim Harris describes several key issues to consider when administering stock option plans to employees.
By MoFo ScaleUp Team
Partner John M. Rafferty offered insights into how entrepreneurs can take their startup to a scaleup in the Silicon Valley Business Journal question and answer feature “What founders need to ask their investors as they scale their companies.”
By Jay Baris and Bradley Berman
MoFo's Guide to Social Media and the Securities Laws summarizes how regulation has evolved in the face of the growing use of social media.