JOBS Act Update

09/21/2012 08:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Corporate Finance | Capital Markets, Corporate, Debt Offerings + 144A Offerings, and IPOs

The Michelangelo
152 W. 51st St.
New York, NY 10019

David M. Lynn

David M. Lynn


Joseph Marano
(212) 336-4316

To view the presentation materials, click here.

We invite you to join us for the first of our fall CLE series (note: new location). Our session will focus on developments related to the JOBS Act and the IPO market. We will discuss the SEC Staff's guidance on various interpretative questions relating to Title I of the JOBS Act. We also will discuss the SEC Staff's Frequently Asked Questions on research issues, and the proposal relaxing the ban on general solicitation in connection with certain private offerings. Our speakers will cover the following topics:

  • SEC views on emerging growth company (EGC) status;
  • Testing-the-waters;Research guidance, research safe harbors, and liability issues;
  • Using Title I benefits in connection with mergers and exchange offers;
  • The general solicitation proposal and investor verification;
  • The IPO process and investor communications; and
  • Practical considerations for various offering formats, including PIPE transactions, 4(a)(1-1/2) transactions and 4(a)(2) exempt offerings.

In the interim, please visit our JOBS Act blog, MoFoJumpstarter, for timely updates, and follow us on Twitter at @thinkingcapmkts.


  • David Lynn, Partner, Morrison & Foerster
  • Anna Pinedo, Partner, Morrison & Foerster
  • Tymour Okasha, Assistant General Counsel, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

NY and CA CLE credit is pending.

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