Required Reading 2015 for HarvardLaw74 Startup Clients

Teaser Article Quote: “While there is certainly something more admirable, and typically less noxious, about those who innovate ideas and services than those who place bets and structure deals, let’s call it what it is. No matter how fervently techies and entrepreneurs claim they want to “change the world” (see any episode of “Shark Tank”), […]

Kleiner Perkins Gender Discrimintion Goes to Jury on Punitive Damages

“There is sufficient evidence from which a reasonable juror could conclude that Kleiner Perkins engaged in intentional gender discrimination, that Kleiner Perkins acted with malice, fraud or oppression,” wrote Judge Harold Kahn. (source ABA Journal. I am advising all of my startup clients to pay particular attention to gender discrimination issues that may arise in […]

Legal Funding for Large Plaintiffs – CrowdFunding for Fortune 500

In a provocative piece on the Legal Funding Central Blog, Kenneth Min writes: “That legal funding is attracting investment fund managers should come as no surprise, as commercial litigation funding is really just investing equity in an alternative asset class – and one that has the potential for impressive returns for investors. At least that’s […]

Startup Litigation – Morley or Sherlock’s Moriarity – The Strange Case of Morley v Square, Inc.

Have to love a United States District Court complaint that starts as follows: “The publicized origin story of Square, Inc. is a fabrication. The business now known as Square was not created solely by Jack Dorsey and James McKelvey. It was Professor Robert Morley— and Dr. Morley alone— who invented the Square card reader, and […]

Brooklyn Tech Triangle, A New Music Video and A Newer Idea

We are all keeping our eye on the public and private initiatives surrounding the Brooklyn Tech Triangle. President of Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, Tucker Reed, has in essence, proposed a reverse eminent domain of City owned buildings in Downtown Brooklyn to fuel the area’s need for startup real estate: “With a footprint of over 1.2 million […]