Tag Archives: UMLAW

Senate Stealth Jurors: Presidential Candidate-Senators And Their Status As Partial Jurors In The Senate Impeachment Trial Against President Donald J. Trump And Beyond

JOSE ESPINOSA—On December 18, 2019, the United States House of Representatives voted, largely upon party lines, to impeach President Donald J. Trump. The House passed two articles of impeachment, the first for Abuse of Power and the second for Obstruction of Congress. Now, as the United States Senate formally commences its impeachment trial, a select […]

AB5: Boon To Drivers or Existential Threat To Uber?

DANIEL THWAITES — Next year presages big changes for California’s so-called “gig economy” (a labor market characterized by short-term and independent contracts). This September, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 5 (AB5), a controversial law that establishes a relatively high burden for employers seeking to classify their workers as independent contractors. In the past, courts […]

Primary Direct Listings: Is the Risk Worth the Reward?

PHILLIP ARENCIBIA—Currently, a private company that wishes to sell shares directly to the public must go through a difficult and expensive process, the  Initial Public Offering (“IPO”). The company would have to pay investment bankers, called underwriters, sizeable fees to facilitate a successful IPO. To help companies trying to avoid the high cost of an […]