The JOBS Act: One Year Later

From event organizers, Latham & Watkins:

“The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012, or JOBS Act, has changed the IPO process in the United States for a new category of issuer, called an emerging growth company or EGC. Under the JOBS Act, emerging growth companies benefit from a streamlined IPO process and phased transition period, or on-ramp, from private to public company.

During the past year, Latham advised issuers or their underwriters in nearly 25% of all US IPOs completed by EGCs; more than any other law firm. We are pleased to host a panel discussion on how the IPO process has changed as a result of the JOBS Act.  The panelists will discuss their experiences and observations of the IPO market post-JOBS Act and provide insights into the 2013 EGC IPO market. A comprehensive report, authored by Latham & Watkins, that analyzes the EGC IPO landscape and discusses market trends, practice points and lessons learned during the past year, will be discussed and distributed.


Andy Fisher, Managing Director, Equity Capital Markets, Goldman Sachs

Alan Mendelson, Partner, Latham & Watkins

Tony Richmond, Partner, Latham & Watkins

Joel Trotter, Partner, Latham & Watkins and one of two lawyers who served on the IPO Task Force, the group whose recommendations gave rise to the IPO-related provisions in the JOBS Act.”

RSVP for the event here.