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Bots Beware: Website Chat Bots Become Latest Target for California Class Actions

California class action lawyers have turned their sights on a new target: websites that employ “chat bots,” digital assistants that allow companies to communicate with customers without employing live website customer service representatives.

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DOL Releases New Rule on Worker Classification

On October 13, 2022, the Department of Labor released a new proposed rule on the question of whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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SEC Enforcement Case Labels Some Cryptocurrency Tokens as Securities

In the long running question of whether cryptocurrency tokens are securities, the Securities and Exchange Commission has volleyed new claims against a former employee of Coinbase Global, Inc., alleging insider trading of securities listed on the exchange.

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Health App Providers May Have Confidentiality Obligations Under State Law

The wave of new state legislation limiting abortion access has raised concerns about the privacy and security of reproductive health data not subject to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

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Navigating the Virtual Care Explosion: Mapping the Shifting Policy, Payment and Strategy Landscape

By March of this year, more than 61% of Americans had experienced a telehealth visit—and almost 88% want to continue using telehealth for nonurgent consultations, even after the pandemic passes, according to findings reported in Healthcare Finance.

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Looking Inward to Grow Outward: Five Keys to Managing Human Capital Through Hyper-Growth

In his latest@Entrepreneur@column, Manatt Digital and Technology Managing Director@Kalon Gutierrez discusses the integral role human capital management plays in startups@ successful growth. Gutierrez notes that, although often overlooked, human capital is an integral component of this process, adding, @when startups and their investors partner to raise capital and fund scale, there is an...

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Seven Keys to Authentically Investing in Diverse Start-ups

In his latest@Entrepreneur@column, Manatt Digital and Technology Managing Director@Kalon Gutierrez@co-wrote with Partner Rustin Brown about how institutions, investors and entrepreneurs can @effectively ignite the fire of a burgeoning economy with diversity, equity and inclusion as a catalyst.@ In the article, the authors highlighted the need for financial institutions and investors to...

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Manatt Represents Misfits Market in $225M Series C-1 Funding Round

Thomas Michael and Jonathan Simmons represented Misfits Market in its closing of a $225 million Series C-1 funding round led by technology-focused investment powerhouse SoftBank Vision Fund 2, with participation from leading Palo Alto-based venture capital firm Accel.

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Manatt Represents Sayari Labs in Its $40M Series C Equity Capital Raise

Scott Schwartz and Christopher Dayans represented Sayari Labs, Inc., a global leader in financial intelligence and supply chain risk solutions, in its $40 million Series C equity capital raise led by Centana Growth Partners, a specialized growth equity firm.

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Fintech Year in Review—2020

As we prepare to put 2020 in the rearview mirror, many of us will not have fond memories of the year.

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