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  • November 24, 2021

    Big Names Could Stack December's IPO Pipeline

    More prospects are lining up initial public offerings as the final month of a banner year for IPOs approaches, with household names like Greek yogurt maker Chobani Inc., plus a mix of business software, e-commerce and fintech startups and restaurateurs filling December's pipeline.

  • November 24, 2021

    3 Key Details To Watch As Congress Mulls Breach Report Law

    Congress is on the verge of passing legislation requiring certain companies to disclose cyberattacks and ransomware payouts, but unresolved details, such as the deadline for reporting incidents, bear watching as lawmakers bid to pass a bill before the end of the year.

  • November 24, 2021

    Plaid's $58 Million Privacy Deal Gets Early Sign-Off

    A $58 million deal settling claims that fintech company Plaid Inc. unlawfully accessed app users' personal banking data without getting consent is a "fair and adequate compromise" given the uncertainty of consumers winning at trial, a California judge said.

  • November 24, 2021

    Pa. Suspends Atty Investigated By SEC For Crypto Fraud

    A Northwestern Pennsylvania attorney accused by the SEC and federal prosecutors of running a cryptocurrency investment fraud scheme with his brother will have his law license temporarily suspended by the state disciplinary board, the board announced.

  • November 24, 2021

    Reed Smith Steers Fintech-Oriented SPAC's $250M IPO Filing

    Athena Technology Acquisition II, a special-purpose acquisition company targeting fintech, enterprise and health-tech industries, filed plans Tuesday for a $250 million initial public offering, with guidance from Reed Smith and underwriters' counsel Shearman & Sterling.

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