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2023–24 California State Budget Finalized—At Least for Now

After around-the-clock weekend negotiations between Democratic legislative leaders and Governor Gavin Newsom, working against a looming June 30 constitutional deadline, leaders announced a budget agreement late Monday night.

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CEQA to Project Proponents: ‘Why Can’t You Do Solar?’

A mammoth case out of Lake Tahoe affirms a new environmental review obligation for project proponents: Why can’t you do solar?

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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 Welcomes Digital and Technology Duo to Further Support Emerging Company and Venture Investing

Thomas Michael and Rustin Brown bring deep venture capital and emerging company experience, strengthening Manatt@s legal and consulting platform for entrepreneurs, business leaders and VCs on digital transformation strategiesManatt, Phelps @ Phillips, LLP, a multidisciplinary, integrated professional services firm, announced today that venture capital and emerging companies partners Thomas W...

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New Study Reveals Low Number of Female Biotech CEOs

Manatt’s Lisa Suennen, leader of the firm’s digital and technology group, spoke with BioPharma Dive about the low number of female CEOs in the biotech industry.

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Manatt Named to American Lawyer’s A-List Top 20

Manatt has been named to The American Lawyer@s @A-List@ ranking of the top 20 law firms in the nation for 2017. @ The A-List rankings, which The American Lawyer says include @the most elite law firms in America,@ are based on results in five areas: revenue per lawyer, pro bono, associate satisfaction, diversity, and, new this year, percentage of women equity partners. @ In their article...

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