Emerging Companies and COVID-19 Two-Part Series


Like the rest of the business community, emerging startup companies are being presented with new and unexpected challenges brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. Between worries about fundraising and managing employment decisions to prospects for potential state and federal funding streams or exits, young companies are faced with a unique set of challenges and opportunities.

In this two-part webinar series, members of Manatt’s emerging companies practice will walk through considerations that executives of young companies should keep top of mind as they navigate new realities.

Part One:
Friday, April 3, 2020

Some of the topics covered during the first webinar include:

  • Government initiatives to aid startups
  • Impact on fundraising environment
  • Operations checklist
  • Exit environment, including M&A and IPOs, joint ventures, and insolvency strategies
  • Opportunities to grow in a “remote” economy

Katherine Blair, Partner, Corporate and Finance
Jake Carlson, Senior Manager, Digital and Technology Consulting
Mary Ermitanio, Senior Manager, Digital and Technology Consulting
Ivan Kallick, Partner, Bankruptcy
Rich McDerby, Partner and Co-Leader, Venture Capital / Emerging Companies
Gregg Nunziata, Partner, Government and Regulatory
Ned Sherman, Partner, Manatt Digital and Technology
Lisa Suennen, Leader, Manatt Digital and Technology, Co-Leader, Venture Capital / Emerging Companies
Po Yi, Partner, Advertising, Marketing and Media

Part Two:
Thursday, April 9, 2020

Some of the topics covered during the second webinar include:

  • Handling employment issues in the “new normal”
  • Cybersecurity risk and why it’s elevated
  • Privacy changes and challenges
  • Intellectual property—protecting core assets

Kaylee Cox Bankston, Counsel, Privacy and Data Security
Katherine Bravo, Associate, Privacy and Data Security
Michelle Cooke, Partner and Leader, Intellectual Property Protection and Enforcement
Esra Hudson, Partner and Leader, Employment and Labor
Scott Lashway, Partner and Co-Leader, Privacy and Data Security
Michael Olsen, Associate, Employment and Labor
Brandon Reilly, Partner, Privacy and Data Security
Lisa Suennen, Leader, Manatt Digital and Technology, Co-Leader, Venture Capital / Emerging Companies
Amar Thakur, Partner and Leader, Technology and IP Litigation

For regular updates on the major challenges companies are facing, please visit our COVID-19 resources page, and subscribe for timely updates in your inbox here.

If you would like to receive an audio transcript of this webinar due to accessibility issues, please email us at webinars@manatt.com.

This program does not constitute legal advice, nor does it establish an attorney-client relationship. Views expressed by presenters are strictly their own and should not be construed to be the views of Manatt or attributed to Manatt.



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