Legal.io — October 10, 2018

Legal.io — October 10, 2018

Your weekly rundown for October 10, 2018


Wednesday!

Regulators in the EU are assessing which ICOs come under existing securities rules on “case-by-case” basis, Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in as the 114th Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, and DoNotPay launched an app for you to sue anyone in small claims court.

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News

Google opted not to disclose a data breach of around 500,000 Google+ users occurring earlier this year. A spokesperson for Google stated that the decision to not disclose the breach was based on:

“...whether we could accurately identify the users to inform, whether there was any evidence of misuse, and whether there were any actions a developer or user could take in response. None of these thresholds were met here.”  

Read more here and here.

PS: We have playbooks in our document repository for this exact use case. You can find the Data Breach Checklist and the Data Breach Incident Response Plan by logging in here.

DoNotPay, a 2-year-old, California based legal consumer application launched an iOS app that will allow users to sue anyone in small claims court. It is the latest project from 21-year-old Stanford senior Joshua Browder. In previous iterations the DoNotPay platform allowed people to fight parking tickets or sue Equifax; now, the app has streamlined the process. It’s the “first ever service to sue anyone (in all 3,000 counties in 50 states) by pressing a button.”

In 2017 the company raised a $1.1 million seed round.

Read more here, here, and here.

The State of California adopted legislation requiring all public companies to have at least one female board member by the end of 2019. Companies with four or fewer total board seats will require a “minimum of one female director” at risk of a $100,000 fine ($300,000 second or subsequent fine).

Read more here.

Lexoo, a 4-year-old, London-based legal marketplace that connects in-house counsel with independent and boutique attorneys has raised $4.4 million in a Series A round led by Earlybird.

Read more here.

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Jobs

Terminal 1 is hiring for a Legal & Operations Manager. The position is based in Hong Kong and pays between $60,000 - $120,000.

Interplay Ventures is looking for an Assistant General Counsel to join their team. The position is located in New York City and offers $75,000 - $125,000.

BAM.money is hiring for a Corporate Legal Advisor in New York City or Remote. The position pays between $40,000 - $120,000.

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Events

Governance, Law and Policy Roundtables will occur on October 11th in San Francisco, California. The meetup promises to bring legal tech pioneers together to learn, hack and jam on blockchain governance.

ACC Annual Meeting is scheduled for October 21st - 24th in Austin, Texas. The self-proclaimed “world’s largest gathering of in-house counsel” includes a keynote speech on generational challenges and opportunities by Jason Dorsey and a spotlight on law department management sessions.

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Referrals

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