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Mandatory GhG Emission Reporting for Business: Advancing CA Law Even Broader than SEC Proposal

A California bill requiring large U.S. companies doing business in California to publicly report all of their worldwide greenhouse gas emissions moved one step closer to Governor Newsom's desk.

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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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The Founder's Opportunity: What Do I Want My Company to Be When It Grows Up?

In his latest Entrepreneur column, Manatt Digital and Technology Managing Director Kalon Gutierrez discussed the importance of building a roadmap for startup companies that is aligned with founders@ future personal and professional objectives. Gutierrez noted that, just as parents conjure up archetypes for their children, entrepreneurs may have a skewed vision for their enterprises and long...

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Climate Change Risk and Disclosure: A New Focus for SEC Enforcement

Manatt Investigations, Compliance and White Collar Defense Partner Jacqueline Wolff authored an article for Law Journal Newsletters@ Business Crimes Bulletin about the SEC@s renewed focus on ESG (environmental, social and governance) funds and how companies should engage in an assessment of their climate risks and communicate the status of their ESG goals to investors.@@As investors dedicate...

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What Growth Companies Should Know About The Newly-Broken FTC Deadlock

The latest appointment to the Federal Trade Commission could lead to greater antitrust enforcement in industries that President Biden previously identified in his 2021 executive order regarding competition.

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The World Wide Web of Risk: Protecting Yourself in the Metaverse

Join an interdisciplinary panel of Manatt professionals for the third of a three-part webinar series on the metaverse and the dawn of the Web3 era.

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Manatt Advises HARTBEAT on Formation and $100M Financing

A Manatt team led by Entertainment Partner Sophia Yen advised HARTBEAT on the formation of the company and represented HARTBEAT in its $100 million capital raise led by private equity firm Abry Partners.HARTBEAT is a global, multi-platform media company resulting from the merger of Kevin Hart@s comedy brand Laugh Out Loud and film and television studio HartBeat Productions. The core Manatt deal...

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Manatt Represents Gamelancer, Inc., in Its Sale to Wondr Gaming Corp.

A Manatt team represented Gamelancer, Inc., currently the largest online gaming platform on TikTok and Snapchat with more than 26.5 million followers, in its sale to Wondr Gaming Corp., a publicly traded entertainment company on the Canadian Securities Exchange.

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Analysis of SEC’s and California Legislature’s Proposed Corporate Greenhouse Gas Reporting Mandates

The Securities and Exchange Commission has proposed a sweeping new disclosure requirement relating to registered companies’ climate-related information.

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Never ‘Met a Verse’ I Didn’t Like: Prospering and Capturing Opportunities in Web3

Join an interdisciplinary panel of Manatt professionals for the second of a three-part webinar series on the metaverse and the dawn of the Web3 era.

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