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Email is ubiquitous in modern life with billions of emails – wanted and unwanted – sent each day.  Since its enactment in 2003, the Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing (“CAN-SPAM”) Act has attempted to curb the number of unwanted emails and impose some rules on a largely […]

ST. LOUIS & SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) and Pairwise Plants (Pairwise), an agricultural startup, have announced a collaboration to advance agriculture research and development by leveraging gene-editing technology. Under the agreement, Pairwise will work in corn, soybeans, wheat, cotton and canola crops exclusively with Monsanto. The companies […]

With the creation of “B” Entities, businesses no longer need to choose between shareholder value and social impact.  Under traditional corporate structures, directors have a fiduciary duty to maximize corporate profits and “shareholder value,” which can drive companies to focus more on short-term earnings than their communities and the environment.  […]

Bryan Cave was ranked by PitchBook in multiple league tables in its 2017 annual Global League Tables report. According to recently released figures, Bryan Cave is among the top law firms, based on deal counts, in the following categories: Most Active Global Law Firm in VC Deals: 14th Most Active […]

In our prior post, we identified 8 common means used to protect minority investors’ stakes in start-ups. In addition to considering those, minority investors should be aware of their ability to exit their investments. Typically, investments in privately held companies are illiquid. This can be either positive or negative to […]

Business investors, like venture capital funds, angels and other investors, typically receive minority ownership interests. The resulting lack of voting control and limited influence on management control requires these investors to use other means to protect their interests and have a voice in key business decisions. Minority investors should consider […]

The United States has relatively few restrictions on collecting information from children off-line. Efforts to collect information from children over the internet, however, are regulated by the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”). Among other things, COPPA requires that a website obtain parental consent prior to collecting information, post a […]