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How to establish a startup and draw up your first contract

How to establish a startup and draw up your first contract Founders are encouraged, incentivized and pressured to begin transacting with customers as quickly as possible to drive growth and revenue. But making legal mistakes early in the game can create costly liabilities down the road. That’s why we invited James Alonso from Magnolia Law […]

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Anthony Levandowski ordered to pay $179 million to Google

Anthony Levandowski ordered to pay 9 million to Google Anthony Levandowski, the engineer and autonomous vehicle startup founder who was at the center of a trade secrets lawsuit between Uber and Waymo, has been ordered to pay $179 million to end a contract dispute over his departure from Google. Reuters was the first to report […]

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How lawyers help bring your acquisition deal to fruition

How lawyers help bring your acquisition deal to fruition Last week when Salesforce announced it was buying ClickSoftware for $1.35 billion you might not have realized it, but the law firm Shearman & Sterling was advising Salesforce throughout the deal. In fact, there are lawyers involved in every transaction of this sort, from the initial […]

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Startup Law A to Z: Regulatory Compliance

Startup Law A to Z: Regulatory Compliance Startups are but one species in a complex regulatory and public policy ecosystem. This ecosystem is larger and more powerfully dynamic than many founders appreciate, with distinct yet overlapping laws at the federal, state and local/city levels, all set against a vast array of public and private interests. […]

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Amazon reportedly nixes its price parity requirement for third-party sellers in the U.S.

Amazon reportedly nixes its price parity requirement for third-party sellers in the U.S. Amazon will stop forbidding third-party merchants who list on its e-commerce platform in the United States from selling the same products on other sites for lower prices, reports Axios. The company’s decision to end its price parity provision comes three months after […]

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Elon Musk’s lawyers argue he should not be held in contempt for tweet about Tesla’s production rate

Elon Musk’s lawyers argue he should not be held in contempt for tweet about Tesla’s production rate Elon Musk’s legal team responded late Monday, just before a deadline, to the Securities and Exchange Commission’s request to hold him in contempt of court over a tweet he made about Tesla’s production rate. In the filing submitted […]

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Amazon launches new tools that allow brands to proactively fight counterfeiting

Amazon launches new tools that allow brands to proactively fight counterfeiting Amazon this morning announced a new initiative focused on reducing counterfeiting on its site called Project Zero – a name that references Amazon’s lofty goal of driving counterfeit sales to zero. The program will take advantage of Amazon’s technology, including machine learning capabilities, combined […]

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The DNC’s lawyers subpoena WikiLeaks with a tweet

The DNC’s lawyers subpoena WikiLeaks with a tweet In a very unusual move, WikiLeaks has been subpoenaed via Twitter. In a tweet on Friday, a law firm representing the Democratic National Convention in its civil lawsuit against WikiLeaks and other defendants served legal documents formally notifying the non-profit that it is being sued. The lawsuit […]

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Women alleging sexual assault by Uber drivers asked to be freed from forced arbitration

Women alleging sexual assault by Uber drivers asked to be freed from forced arbitration A group of women alleging sexual violence from Uber drivers have sent an open letter to the company’s board, asking to be released from the mandatory arbitration clause in the Uber app’s terms of service. The letter was posted on the […]

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AUVSI’s Brian Wynne Urges Government to Keep Up with Drone Innovation

AUVSI’s Brian Wynne Urges Government to Keep Up with Drone Innovation In a recent commentary published in The Hill Brian Wynne, resident and CEO president and CEO of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI*), urged the federal government to keep pace with the innovations taking place in the drone industry. As he notes, […]

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