JOBS Act: Capital-Raising Regulatory Reform for Mid-Market and Emerging Companies

Navigating Significant Securities Law Changes Impacting IPOs and Private Placements

JOBS Act signed Apr. 5, 2012

Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE webinar with Q&A

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Conducted on Tuesday, June 12, 2012

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This CLE course will provide commercial finance counsel with a review of the most significant provisions of the JOBS Act. The panel will focus on how this law expands capital-raising options for small, mid-market and emerging companies and the law's effect on the IPO and private placement process.


On Apr. 5, 2012, the President signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act) into law. One of the most far-reaching securities laws in recent years, the JOBS Act's objective is to ease the regulatory burden and encourage capital formation for emerging and mid-market companies.

Emerging growth companies (EGCs), a new category of issuers, benefit from reduced disclosure, compliance and governance requirements during the IPO process and for up to 5 years after the IPO.

Other important aspects of the JOBS Act include removal of a ban on general solicitation for Rule 506 and Rule 144A offerings, crowdfunding exemptions, an increase in the exemption for Regulation A offerings from $5 million to $50 million, and a higher threshold for Exchange Act registration.

Listen as our authoritative panel of attorneys discusses the impact and ramifications of the JOBS Act, including how this regulatory reform encourages capital formation, its impact on IPOs and liberalized private placement rules.



  1. Overview of the JOBS Act
  2. EGC compliance requirements and impact on IPOs
  3. Private placement rules relaxed
  4. Crowdfunding
  5. Offerings up to $50 million


The panel will review these and other key questions:

  • What impact does the JOBS Act have on IPOs?
  • How do the provisions of the JOBS Act liberalize private placement rules?
  • What are the most significant changes that will enable mid-market and emerging companies to more easily raise capital?

Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.


Yelena M. Barychev
Yelena M. Barychev

Blank Rome

Ms. Barychev concentrates her practice on securities laws and general corporate law matters. She focuses in the...  |  Read More

Thomas W. France
Thomas W. France


His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, public and private offerings of equity and debt, banking, financial...  |  Read More

Jane Storero
Jane Storero
Vice President Corporate Governance and Corporate Secretary
Pepco Holdings

She is responsible for Pepco’s SEC reporting. Previously, as a partner with Blank Rome LLP, she represented...  |  Read More

Matthew Johnson
Matthew Johnson

Managing Partner
Redwood Capital Group

He has over 20 years of investment banking and executive operational experience. He completed over 50 transactions with...  |  Read More

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