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How lawyers help bring your acquisition deal to fruition

How lawyers help bring your acquisition deal to fruition Last week when Salesforce announced it was buying ClickSoftware for $1.35 billion you might not have realized it, but the law firm Shearman & Sterling was advising Salesforce throughout the deal. In fact, there are lawyers involved in every transaction of this sort, […]

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David and Goliath: Approaching the ‘deal’

David and Goliath: Approaching the ‘deal’ Adam Zagaris Contributor Share on Twitter Adam Zagaris is an attorney, partner and founder at Moonshot Legal, specializing in commercial contracts. Adam helps startups close deals and move up and to the right. It is a simple question with a complex answer. How does a startup […]

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Startup Law A to Z: Regulatory Compliance

Startup Law A to Z: Regulatory Compliance Startups are but one species in a complex regulatory and public policy ecosystem. This ecosystem is larger and more powerfully dynamic than many founders appreciate, with distinct yet overlapping laws at the federal, state and local/city levels, all set against a vast array of public […]

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How to handle dark data compliance risk at your company

How to handle dark data compliance risk at your company Lisa Hawke Contributor Share on Twitter Lisa Hawke (@ldhawke) is VP of Security and Compliance at Everlaw, and Vice Chair of Women in Security and Privacy. Slack and other consumer-grade productivity tools have been taking off in workplaces large and small — […]

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Amazon reportedly nixes its price parity requirement for third-party sellers in the U.S.

Amazon reportedly nixes its price parity requirement for third-party sellers in the U.S. Amazon will stop forbidding third-party merchants who list on its e-commerce platform in the United States from selling the same products on other sites for lower prices, reports Axios. The company’s decision to end its price parity provision comes […]

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Elon Musk’s lawyers argue he should not be held in contempt for tweet about Tesla’s production rate

Elon Musk’s lawyers argue he should not be held in contempt for tweet about Tesla’s production rate Elon Musk’s legal team responded late Monday, just before a deadline, to the Securities and Exchange Commission’s request to hold him in contempt of court over a tweet he made about Tesla’s production rate. In […]

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Spotify settles the $1.6B copyright lawsuit filed by music publisher Wixen out of court

Spotify settles the .6B copyright lawsuit filed by music publisher Wixen out of court Spotify has settled the $1.6 billion lawsuit filed by music publisher Wixen Music Publishing in December 2017. The publisher, which represented artists like Tom Petty, Missy Elliot, Stevie Nicks and Neil Young, alleged copyright infringement – saying that Spotify was […]

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The DNC’s lawyers subpoena WikiLeaks with a tweet

The DNC’s lawyers subpoena WikiLeaks with a tweet In a very unusual move, WikiLeaks has been subpoenaed via Twitter. In a tweet on Friday, a law firm representing the Democratic National Convention in its civil lawsuit against WikiLeaks and other defendants served legal documents formally notifying the non-profit that it is being […]

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Women alleging sexual assault by Uber drivers asked to be freed from forced arbitration

Women alleging sexual assault by Uber drivers asked to be freed from forced arbitration A group of women alleging sexual violence from Uber drivers have sent an open letter to the company’s board, asking to be released from the mandatory arbitration clause in the Uber app’s terms of service. The letter was […]

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How Microsoft helped imprison a man for ‘counterfeiting’ software it gives away for free

How Microsoft helped imprison a man for ‘counterfeiting’ software it gives away for free In a sickening concession to bad copyright law and Microsoft’s bottom line over basic technical truths and common sense, Eric Lundgren will spend 15 months in prison for selling discs that let people reinstall Windows on licensed machines. […]

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