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Applying Securities Laws to Social Media Communications

Weil White Collar Defense, Regulatory and Investigations partner Christopher L. Garcia and Litigation associate Melanie Conroy co-authored the article, “Applying Securities Laws to Social Media Communications, ” published by Insights: The Corporate & Securities Law Advisor. The article discusses the potential for liability arising from disclosures by corporate officers through social media, as illustrated by a Wells Notice recently issued by the US Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), which notified Netflix, Inc. and its CEO that the Enforcement Division intended to recommend an enforcement action to the SEC as a result of social media communication.

The article was first published as a client alert.