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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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The FDA and the Future of AI Oversight

In January 2024, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report highlighting current obstacles to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) timely and effective regulation of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) in medical devices and other emerging health care technologies (GAO...

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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 Ventures VC Market Update – August 2023

The Manatt Ventures team constantly evaluates changes in the market, both for our clients and for the Manatt Venture Fund, our internal venture capital (VC) fund. Below are some of the more interesting data points and perspectives we have come across lately that have helped inform our perspectives.

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Advancing Women’s Reproductive Health Access: Medicaid Should Be a Part of Your Growth Strategy

Medicaid is a critical source of health care coverage for women in their childbearing years, covering 1 in 5, or 13 million, women of reproductive age.

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FTC’s Proposed New Rule Prohibiting Fake Reviews and Testimonials

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC or Commission) has proposed a trade regulation rule to prohibit marketers from using deceptive practices in their product reviews and testimonials.

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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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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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FCC Proposes Revocation Rules

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has published a new Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) focused on the issue of revocation, seeking “to clarify and strengthen consumers’ ability to revoke consent to receive both robocalls and robotexts,” as well as “callers’ obligations under the Commission’s rules to honor such requests in a timely manner.”

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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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