May 4, 2007

Happy Anniversary to Me!

Believe it or not, today marks five years that I have been blogging. To toot my own horn, I believe I was the first lawyer to blog on substantive law issues. When I started back in 2002, a handful of lawyers were blogging about the marketing aspects of blogs, but not about the law itself. For the first year or so, whenever I told someone that I was blogging, I had to explain what it was. Only 25 more years to go until retirement!

Do me a “solid” and take this brief survey on my blogging…

[Your Friday “Moment of Happiness”: Here is a hilarious “don’t mess with this blogger dude” saga].

Answers About “Readability” of My Push-Out Blogs

Many of you have inputted your e-mail address in the box to the left of this blog, which enables you to receive an e-mail notification when I blog each morning. This notice includes the text of that day’s blog entry – but it’s not in the easiest-to-read format.

Unfortunately, there is nothing that I can do about this problem, as it’s a function of the blogging software (ie. Movable Type). Moving to another piece of software would be a killer because I have five years worth of archived blogs on this page that I would need to import.

The easy fix for you: most people just click on the link at the top of the e-mail when they get the blog sent to them and that sends them to the blog itself which is much easier to read…

Holy Sherlock Holmes! SEC’s Enforcement Staff Finds the Pipe Bomber

As noted in this article, there were over 150 law enforcement officials (including over 100 postal inspectors) trying to figure out who sent pipe bombs to a number of mutual fund companies. It was the SEC Staff who found him using trading records – and only 3-4 staffers were involved. As many of you know, it’s very unusual for the SEC to be tracking down this type of criminal – normally they are investigating those involved in problematic PIPEs…

John White on the Foreign Private Issuer Community in 2007

On Wednesday, Corp Fin Director John White delivered this speech on “Corporation Finance and the Foreign Private Issuer Community in 2007.”