October 29, 2020

Coffee & Conversation: Insights from the SEC's Small Business Advocate

In this episode of Coffee & Conversation, Partners Jessica Magee, James Brown and Doug Lionberger are joined by Jennifer Riegel, a policy manager at the Office of the Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation (OASB) at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), for a discussion on the challenges of connecting small businesses to capital and how the OASB helps companies in this area. They talk about how COVID-19 has affected businesses and what relief the SEC has offered as well as explain why small businesses have difficulty connecting to investors and raising capital. The conversation also highlights new and proposed rules covering the definition of an accredited investor, classification of finders and disclosures, and it concludes with the speakers' expectations for Fiscal Year 2021.


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