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Colorado Enacts Law Regulating “High-Risk” AI: Here’s What You Should Know

On May 17, Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed into law Colorado Senate Bill 2-205 (SB 205), also known as the Colorado Artificial Intelligence Act—making Colorado the second state to enact comprehensive legislation on artificial intelligence (AI), and the first to...

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CO Enacts “High-Risk” AI Law Regulating Deployers and Developers, Including Health Care Stakeholders

On Friday, May 17, Colorado Governor Jared Polis, with noted reservations, signed into law SB205, a consumer protection law which imposes significant requirements on developers and deployers of “high risk&rdquo...

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There’s Nothing Weak About the SEC’s “Weakened” Climate Disclosure Mandate

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released its long-awaited climate disclosure mandate for publicly traded companies (Final Rule).

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Manatt Represents A.G.P. in Chromocell Therapeutics Corp. $6.6M IPO

A Manatt team led by Capital Markets Partner Thomas J. Poletti represented Alliance Global Partners (A.G.P.) as the underwriter for Chromocell Therapeutics Corp.@s initial public offering (IPO), which raised $6.6 million. Chromocell Therapeutics, a company based in New Jersey, develops and sells non-opioid and non-addictive treatments for pain and other related medical conditions. Their IPO...

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Manatt Represents Ennov in Acquisition of Calyx’s Enterprise Technology Division

A Manatt team, led by Venture Capital and Emerging Companies Partners Richard G.J. McDerby and Michel C. Narganes, along with Corporate and Finance Associate Adriana M. Bass, represented Ennov SAS in their acquisition of the...

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Climate Disclosures: California Mandates Advance in Legislature with Modest Reprieve

Two proposed California laws that would mandate disclosure of climate-warming emissions and organizational “risk” related to climate change moved closer to Governor Newsom’s desk.

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National Advertising Review Board Recommends That JBS Discontinue Net Zero Claims

The National Advertising Review Board (NARB), the appellate advertising body of BBB National Programs, has recommended that JBS USA Holdings, Inc., discontinue claims regarding its goal of achieving net zero emissions by 2040.

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Carbon Capture and Sequestration—“Essential,” but Too Little, Too Late?

Carbon dioxide removal (CDR), including carbon capture and sequestration, was once derided as little more than a corporate ploy to prolong reliance on fossil fuels.

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Regulation of AI Systems is Already Here – Look to Data Protection Laws

As the scramble continues to reckon with the rapid advancement of generative artificial intelligence models like ChatGPT, Bard, DALL-E, and Midjourney, and the promise of other AI and machine learning systems (for simplicity, “AI systems”) to come, legal and business professionals across industries are asking whether these systems will be regulated, and if so, how.

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Mandatory Climate Emissions Disclosures: California Lawmakers Press On While SEC May Be Backing Off

Mandatory disclosure of greenhouse gas emissions by business operators is coming, one way or another. California legislators continue to press for a change in law that would require disclosures for large businesses that do business in California.

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