A Deeper Dive — Securities Law Compliance in Capital Raising by Early Stage and Other Private Businesses

28 Min View By: Alan J. Wilson, Gary J. Ross

Gary J. Ross and Alan J. Wilson explore the securities law framework for capital raising by early stage and other private businesses, extending the discussion of a CLE program at the ABA Business Law Section’s 2022 Hybrid Annual Meeting (now available as on-demand CLE). In a conversation ranging from the impact of the JOBS Act to tricky aspects of blue sky requirements to the evolution of SAFEs, Ross and Wilson highlight useful practice tips and share insights from their varied experience. The program their discussion draws on was part of Business Law Essentials, a curated selection of CLE programs designed to provide practice area updates, developments, and primers on key business law issues.

For more information, refer to the CLE program materials mentioned in the discussion or view the on-demand CLE.

Read more about the video’s speakers below:

Gary J. Ross

Gary J. Ross is a leading securities law practitioner in both the venture capital and the online equity investment platform spaces. He is the managing partner of Ross Law Group. Gary has extensive experience forming investment vehicles and advising as to registered and exempt securities offerings. Before founding Ross Law Group in 2013, Gary worked at Sidley Austin and Alston & Bird, as well as the Department of the Treasury, where he was part of the Troubled Asset Relief Program. Gary is the host of the ABA podcast VC Law. Gary is also an adjunct professor at Brooklyn Law School.

Alan J. Wilson

Alan J. Wilson is Counsel in WilmerHale’s Transactional Department who routinely counsels public company clients on a variety of matters concerning corporate governance and compliance with federal securities laws, particularly with regards to the intersection between law and accounting. He also advises public and private companies from a range of industries on ESG disclosure and stakeholder engagement, capital markets transactions, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and activist shareholder engagement.

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