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Notable Recent Amendments to the Delaware General Corporation Law and Delaware Limited Liability Company Act

September 27, 2019 |So far in 2019, Delaware has made several amendments to the General Corporation Law (“DGCL”) and Limited Liability Company Act (“LLC Act”).  Significant changes are summarized below. Electronic Documents and Signatures  New DGCL § 116(a) considers an electronic document and signature as equivalent to a written document and signature, and any transaction governed by the DGCL or a company’s governing documents may be signed and delivered electronically. DocuSign is one example of an electronic signature platform that is...

Geoff Morgan featured in Crain’s M&A Roundtable Discussion

As published in Crain's Content Studio September 05, 2019 | U.S. deal value increased 28 percent to more than $2 trillion in 2018—its highest point in three years, according to PwC's quarterly Deals Industry Insights. Year-end surveys of U.S. corporate dealmakers and private equity firms predicted more and bigger M&A deals in 2019. Are current global political tensions, trade wars and volatile markets changing the trajectory? Three advisors who work with business owners looking to buy or sell a company shared their insights...

Geoff Morgan quoted in CPO Magazine Article on 5G and Cybersecurity

As posted on cpomagazine.com, written by the CPO writing team Just as 4G networks led to the ubiquity of the smartphone and other smart devices, 5G networks will lead to the rise of billions of new devices connected to the Internet, all talking with one another at incredibly fast speeds with remarkably low latency. This will open up vast new possibilities for consumers, businesses and society as a whole – everything from self-driving cars on the road to the ability for...

SEC Moves to Enforce “Equal or Greater Prominence” in Financial Disclosures Containing Non-GAAP Information

January 24, 2019 | In December 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced it had entered into a settlement with ADT Inc. after finding the company had emphasized non-GAAP financial measures above comparable GAAP measures in two earnings releases. The Commission imposed a $100,000 fine for violation of Section 13(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, which, through application of Regulation S-K, requires GAAP financial measures to have “equal or greater prominence” as non-GAAP information within a company’s...

Protecting Data Assets Critical Amid Increased Technology Acquisitions

The acquisition of technology is a leading driver of mergers and acquisitions in 2018, underscoring what many insiders already know: companies are spending significant sums to acquire the technology assets that enable them to slice and dice data like never before. Still, the protection of data – both company-generated data and its byproducts – particularly by small-to-medium-sized businesses, remains casual and inconsistent. In this piece for insideBIGDATA, Geoff Morgan explores three things SMBs can do to protection their data assets. Click...