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Data Privacy Series Part 1: Preparing for 2023 State Privacy Laws Image

Data Privacy Series Part 1: Preparing for 2023 State Privacy Laws

Five new U.S. state privacy laws go into effect in 2023. Virginia, Colorado, Connecticut, and Utah have followed California in enacting CCPA-like comprehensive consumer privacy legislation. Additionally, California’s comprehensive consumer privacy law will receive a major overhaul on January 1, 2023. In the absence of a federal privacy law, businesses…

Can Businesses Influence Federal Government Contract Terms? Image

Can Businesses Influence Federal Government Contract Terms?

The Role of Federal Acquisition Regulations Securing a federal government contract is often a huge win for businesses, but negotiating contract terms can feel like a massive undertaking that may make you doubt the value of the deal you just won. These contracts can feel overly complex and even non-negotiable,…

KO client Adaptive Energy Acquired by Edge Autonomy Image

KO client Adaptive Energy Acquired by Edge Autonomy

KO Client Adaptive Energy, a globally recognized designer and manufacturer of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC), has been acquired by unmanned and autonomous technology leader Edge Autonomy. The KO team, led by partner Jon Taylor, attorney Matt Burns, and attorney Michael Wysolmerski, represented Adaptive Energy in the deal. Adaptive Energy…

As Colorado looks to further limit non-competes, what does that mean for employers? Image

As Colorado looks to further limit non-competes, what does that mean for employers?

In March, when the Colorado General Assembly added a key provision to Colorado’s non-compete statute that put those knowingly out of compliance at risk of criminal charges and fines, it created a buzz among business leaders and employment law experts. Now, a new bill (HB 22-1317) passed by the Colorado…

Colorado Employers: Updated unemployment insurance notification requirements went into effect May 25. Are you in compliance? Image

Colorado Employers: Updated unemployment insurance notification requirements went into effect May 25. Are you in compliance?

Colorado’s legislature has been focused on numerous employment topics this session, including a key update in Senate Bill 22-234 which adds new employer requirements regarding unemployment insurance when an employee is terminated (voluntarily or otherwise). The existing law required employers to provide notice and four key items to employees at the…

KO Client Watchmaker Genomics Raises $40M Series A Round Image

KO Client Watchmaker Genomics Raises $40M Series A Round

KO client Watchmaker Genomics, a life sciences company specializing in the development of high-stringency applications focused on the reading, writing and editing of DNA and RNA, has raised $40M to expand its clinical sequencing product offerings.   The KO team, led by partner Jon Taylor, of counsel Melissa Mellen and attorney…

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Startups: Navigating Early-Stage Financing Options

Next to building products and making important early hires, securing and understanding funding options is a significant checklist item for founders that can make or break the sustainability of their company. In fact, a recent study examining startup post-mortems found that running out of cash or failing to raise new…

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Clinimark Acquired by Element Materials Technology

KO client Clinimark, a global leader for clinical FDA validation testing of vital sign data for medical and home health devices, has been acquired by Element Materials Technology. The KO team, led by attorney Ryan Sykora, partner John Gaddis, attorney Logan DeSouza and corporate paralegal Sara Shelly, represented Clinimark in…