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Federal Paid Sick Leave Passed By The Senate California Suspends Warn Act Orange County Reigns In Shelter-In-Place Order

Developments around the COVID-19 pandemic continue to move fast and significant changes in the relevant laws continue to evolve. This Client Alert covers three recent developments, including the passage by the United States Senate of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, California’s temporary suspension of the California WARN Act, and significant softening of the Orange County Public Health shelter-in-place regulations. As always, we encourage you to reach out to any member of team listed at the end of this Alert with any questions you may have on these fast moving topics. Read more…

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Client Alert #3 – California’s Statewide Stay At Home Order and Other Updates

Stradling continues to monitor developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic and provide guidance to clients during these challenging times. The most important issue discussed in this Alert is the statewide “stay at home” Executive Order issued by Governor Newsom last night. Read more…

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Stradling Ranks Amongst Most Active Law Firms in Venture Capital Transactions in 2017

Stradling is pleased to announce that it has been recognized as a “Most Active Law Firm” in the US for venture capital transactions in the areas of software, early-stage companies and later-stage companies by PitchBook in its 2017 Global League Tables annual report.
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Seasoned Trial Lawyers Michael Mortenson Joins Stradling

Newport Beach, Calif., February 9, 2018 — Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth, P.C. announced today the addition of trial lawyer Michael Mortenson as a shareholder and member of the firm’s litigation practice group. Mortenson, a former private equity analyst, comes to Stradling from BakerHostetler.

Mortenson represents entities and individuals in class actions, breach of contract, breach of warranty, fraud and breach of fiduciary duty matters, including RICO and fraudulent transfer claims and retaliation actions as well as various commercial and employment litigation matters. He also handles appeals to the California Courts of Appeal and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and tries cases on behalf of clients before arbitration panels.

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10 Stradling Attorneys Named to 2018 Super Lawyers List

Stradling is pleased to announce that 10 of its lawyers have been recognized as 2018 Super Lawyers:

Sarah Brooks – Intellectual Property Litigation
Jason de Bretteville – Criminal Defense: White Collar
Bruce Feuchter – Securities & Corporate Finance
Paul Glassman – Bankruptcy: Business
Richard Goodman – Business Litigation
Chris Ivey – Securities & Corporate Finance
Karla Kraft – Business Litigation
James Richman – Real Estate
Marc Schneider – Securities Litigation
Craig Taggart – Securities Litigation

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Restructurring Pros See Politics as Driving Force in 2018 Activity

Marianne Mortimer, a shareholder in Stradling’s Bankruptcy and Restructuring practice group, was amongst a panel of bankruptcy and restructuring experts quoted in an article, “Restructuring Pros See Politics as Driving Force in 2018 Activity”, published in the Pro Bankruptcy section of the Wall Street Journal. The article discussed how the new tax bill, healthcare and trade will affect distressed companies.

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Stradling Shareholder Mark Skaist Named to OCBJ’s OC 500

Orange County Business Journal’s second annual OC 500 book included Stradling’s Corporate Shareholder Mark Skaist in the service category. The book includes 500 of Orange County’s most influential business and civic leaders in nearly every industry sector.

“I am honored to be included in this prestigious list with many business and civil leaders whom I admire,” says Skaist, who is co-chair of the firm’s corporate and securities practice.

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Stradling Shareholder Mark Skaist Named to OCBJ’s OC 500

Orange County Business Journal’s second annual OC 500 book included Stradling’s Corporate Shareholder Mark Skaist in the service category. The book includes 500 of Orange County’s most influential business and civic leaders in nearly every industry sector.

“I am honored to be included in this prestigious list with many business and civil leaders whom I admire,” says Skaist, who is co-chair of the firm’s corporate and securities practice.

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Stradling Helps Viseon Spine Raise $5 Million in Series A Financing

Stradling advised Viseon Spine in the close of its $5 million Series A financing round. The lead investors were HBM-MedFocus, Invus Opportunities Fund, and affiliates of Wexford Capital LP.

Founded in early 2017 as a spin-off of Stradling client Rebound Therapeutics Corporation, Viseon Spine is an Irvine-based medical device company that uses its proprietary technology comprised of state-of-the-art visualization and illumination technologies to develop single use and disposable devices that improve the procedural and clinical outcomes of minimally invasive spine surgery procedures.

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Allergan’s Patent Transfer to Tribe Raises Concerns, Gripes

Sarah Brooks, a shareholder in Stradling’s Intellectual Property Litigation practice, spoke with The Daily Journal for an article on Allergan’s transfer of its eye medication RESTASIS patents to the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe. Following the transfer of the patents, the tribe filed a motion to dismiss an ongoing inter partes review before the USPTO on the basis of sovereign immunity, a novel legal theory. Brooks commented that the tribe’s sovereign immunity argument initially appears to have more strength than similar claims previously advanced by universities, largely because “native American tribes have stronger sovereign immunity.” However, Brooks emphasized that the strategy is not without risks, and noted that the tribe could potentially weaken its sovereign immunity position if it tries to enforce patents and sue generic companies as an exclusive licensee instead of as an owner.

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