Gone With the Wind: Small IPOs, the JOBS Act, and Reality

, New York Law Journal

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In his Corporate Securities column, John C. Coffee Jr., the Adolf A. Berle Professor of Law at Columbia University Law School and Director of its Center on Corporate Governance, writes that if one truly wanted to encourage smaller IPOs, the reforms that might do the most good would seek to (1) restrict selective disclosure at roadshows (by amending Regulation FD's overbroad current exemptions), and (2) encourage Dutch Auctions to reduce the total underwriting costs to the issuer (which costs include the first day runup in price).

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