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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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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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New York Proposes Regulations for AI Use in Employment Decisions

After enacting a measure in 2021 restricting the use of artificial intelligence in employment-related decisions, New York City has released proposed regulations in advance of the new law’s effective date of January 1, 2023.

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New DC Law Bans Non-Compete Agreements for Employees Making Below $150,000 Per Year

A new D.C. law that takes effect on October 1, 2022, will significantly limit the ability of employers to tie their District of Columbia-based employees to noncompetition agreements.

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Entrepreneurs Beware — Is Biden’s FTC Challenge Of The Meta-Within VR Deal About Competition Or Politics?

In Manatt Antitrust Partner David Reichenberg@s latest Forbes column, he discussed the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) challenge to Meta@s acquisition of VR-App builder Within and evaluated the FTC@s claim that there is cross-platform competition amongst similar Apps.@Reichenberg explained how the FTC filed a suit against Meta on the grounds that a fitness-focused VR App called Supernatural...

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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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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 Great Reidentification: 5 Ways Businesses Can Lead Authentically in Our New Working World

In his latest Entrepreneur column, Manatt Digital and Technology Managing Director@Kalon Gutierrez discusses how the Great Resignation is becoming the Great Reidentification, leading employees to reexamine and redefine their career aspirations to better align with their goals and values. He offers five key themes that businesses, specifically technology companies, should address in order to...

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Manatt Announces the Advancement of 14 Professionals Across Various Practices Nationwide

Manatt, Phelps @ Phillips, LLP, a multidisciplinary, integrated professional services firm, announced today the advancement of 14 professionals, including 12 attorneys to partnership and the elevation of one consultant to managing director and one associate to counsel. All promotions are effective January 1, 2022.@These 14 professionals reflect the hustle, drive and collaboration that make...

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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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