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Important Change to MongoDB’s Open Source License

Many of you may be using MongoDB’s open source Community Server database somewhere in your operations or products. A recent announcement and license switch by MongoDB may affect you, so please review the following carefully. Old Reality: MongoDB under AGPL Historically, MongoDB was licensed under the GNU Affero General Public License (“AGPL”). The AGPL is a […]... MORE +

Welcome Loretta Lau!

We are pleased to announce that Loretta Lau has joined the firm as an Associate. Loretta joins us from Kirkland & Ellis. Loretta has a BA from the University of Michigan and a JD from New York University School of Law. For more information about Loretta, please see her bio here.... MORE +

“GDPR Primer for SaaS Companies” at Smithline Training

What should a U.S.-based Software as a Service (SaaS) company know about the E.U. General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? Guest instructor Mark Webber provides a general overview of the GDPR, explains how it reaches U.S.-based companies, reviews its key principles and previews common compliance questions SaaS vendors should expect from their E.U.-based customers. Check out […]... MORE +