Venture Capital & Emerging Growth Companies March Activities


McCarter’s Venture Capital & Emerging Growth Companies Practice empowers clients throughout the development cycle—from ideation to creation, capitalization, implementation, commercialization, and monetization.

Our attorneys are on the cutting edge of legal and technological developments. Attorneys Scott Smedresman, Susan Goldsmith, and Morgan Jones published the alert “Surf’s Up—California Introduces the Next Wave of the Data Privacy Revolution” covering compliance guidelines and priorities for businesses that that will soon be subject to the California Consumer Privacy Act, (CCPA), a first-of-its kind data privacy law in the United States going into effect on January 1, 2020. Gain clarity on whether your business will be affected, how the regulations compare to the EU General Data Protection Regulation, and which preparations businesses should focus on now. As it stands, many parts of the CCPA are unclear, which will make near term compliance challenging until the California Attorney General issues guidance later this year. Until that time, one thing that is clear is that being GDPR compliant will not equate to CCPA compliance, and businesses should start taking steps in preparation of January 1.

We are proud to share current media coverage and other good news highlighting the accomplishments of our clients. Our client Jetson has demonstrated the power of AI with software that enables consumers to customize online food and retail orders using their voice as a user interface. Watch the CEO present Jetson’s first live demo in Norway. IWP Health, Inc., was recently featured in The World Bank article “How Crowdsourcing Can Improve Food Safety” discussing how their platforms and help detect and report harmful food-poisoning outbreaks in real time. It was their platform that flagged several recent outbreaks among popular food chains.

Our attorneys are frequent speakers and authors who appear regularly in the press in connection with trending topics in the tech and entrepreneurial ecosystem. For example, Dave Sorin will be moderating the sold-out NJ Tech Counsel Blockchain event at McCarter, which will explore the challenges and prospects of world-changing technologies with roundtable discussions, a keynote by founder Ritchi Etwaru, and a panel featuring different industry perspectives.

Below are additional recent and upcoming speaking engagements and events. For more information, please click the titles. For events open to registration, a link is included.

03.28.19 Los Angeles VC and Angel Investor Conference – FundingPost

03.27.19 Orange County VC and Angel Investor Conference – FundingPost

03.26.19 San Diego VC and Angel Investor Conference – FundingPost

03.13.19 Technology & Venture Capital Summit: Investor and Investee Panel – Young Jewish Professionals

03.10.19 5th Annual FundingPost VC/Angel and Entrepreneur Cocktail Party and Dinner – FundingPost, SXSW

03.06.19 Blockchain – New Jersey Tech Council (NJTC)

For a complete list of our events, please click here.

McCarter also will be featured prominently at:

03.18.19 1st Pitch Life Science’s “Eavesdropping on Investors’ Closed Door Discussions

03.18.19 Disruptive Technologists of NY’s “Ugly Robots, Imperfect AI & Smart Machines: The Good, The Bad & The Naïve

03.14.19 NJ Tech Meetup’s “NJ Tech Meetup 101 w/Peter Gorenstein, Chief Content Officer, Cheddar

Select recent media mentions and publications:

02.26.19 Scott M. Smedresman, Susan Okin Goldsmith and Morgan Jones authored “Surf’s Up—California Introduces the Next Wave of the Data Privacy Revolution,” McCarter Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Alert

01.30.19 Franklin C. Turner, Alexander W. Major and Cara A. Wulf authored “New Year, New Rules—Changes Are Coming to the FAR’s Small Business Subcontracting Limits and Nonmanufacturer Rule,” The Government Contractor

01.30.19 Susan Okin Goldsmith and Morgan Jones authored “Hit Pause on Auto-renewals: Changes Needed by April 2019 to Subscription Plan Operations,” McCarter E-Commerce Alert

McCarter Partner David Sorin
Receives Legend of Technology
Award 2018

McCarter Partner Joseph Daniels Speaks at Quake Capital’s
“West Coast Challenge,
Best in Class Startup Event”

CEO of Jetson, Peter Peng
Does Live Demo on Stage

To view more speaking engagements, click here. For more events, click here. And for more publications, click here.