Some interesting legal reads for the week of March 2, 2015:
- A speech from SEC Commissioner Michael S. Piwowar, which bemoans the length of the SEC’s rule adopting releases. I agree with his suggestions, including breaking them up into pieces.
- From DealBook, Warren Buffett’s annual letter mocks investment bankers. I don’t disagree with any of his criticisms, but he’s in a fortunate position to not need their services because he can do his own assessment of acquisition targets. Your average corporate manager needs the expert advice that bankers provide, though everyone should be aware that bankers are incentivized to recommend that companies do stuff, which generates fees.
- From WSJ’s Accelerators, the pros of the emerging freelance economy.
- From WSJ’s LawBlog, increasing transparency in New York for attorneys’ disciplinary records. (I wouldn’t have highlighted this if I had any of my own issues, needless to say.)