Social Media, Securities Law And Private Companies

Law360, New York (February 22, 2011, 12:34 PM EST) -- Social media has become an important part of how companies of all sizes do business. Many privately held companies have integrated social media into their sales, marketing, customer relationship management, human resources and product development functions. Yet, as such companies’ reliance on social media grows, so too must their concern regarding compliance with the securities laws.

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Most of the recent discussion concerning securities law compliance and social media focuses on large, public companies. But the ways in which private, emerging companies...
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