COMING SOON: Initial Public Offerings

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On-Demand The class is fully asynchronous. Do the work at your own pace, turn in your assignment when you're ready, and get instant feedback via model answers and video review sessions.
Interactive Learn with dynamic, interactive modules that keep you engaged in active learning using a variety of learning modes.
Experiential Includes practical assessments throughout the class, plus a capstone assignment where you apply your skills in the context of a real-world matter.

Class Content


This course is designed to introduce students to the process of an initial public offering (IPO). The course starts by providing students with an overview of the IPO process, including explanations of key terminology, key securities regulations relevant to the process, and a description of the key parties involved. It then focuses on the typical actions and documentation required during the various stages of the IPO process, as well as the role of each of the parties individually and collectively. It also discusses the legal liabilities the various parties must be aware of in connection with the IPO process. The course concludes by addressing what happens once a registration statement is “effective” and discussing several alternatives to an IPO. The course uses numerous recent IPO examples to illustrate various points.


Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the initial public offering (or IPO) process and typical working
  • Differentiate between the different periods and the activities for each
  • Review and comment on a registration statement;
  • Advise a client on pre-IPO publicity; and
  • Assemble basic documentation for a private placement.

Simulation Exercise

You are a junior associate working for a leading law firm. The firm represents an investment bank serving as the underwriter on an IPO being conducted by a fintech company that has developed a platform that enables users to easily send and receive crypto currencies. The company has had several successful funding rounds over the years and has achieved over $1 billion in revenue. Now, the company’s shareholders want to monetize their shareholdings and take the company public. The senior associate on the deal has asked you to review the draft prospectus summary.

CLE Credit

Participants may earn up to 1 CLE credit in the State of California and New York (NY: Areas of Professional Practice; CA: General Credit). Credit is for transitional and non-transitional attorneys in NY. This class is appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys. Financial Aid may be available for qualifying participants.


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Step 1: Learn

Learn at your own pace, absorbing lessons in short, easily digested segments led by experienced practitioners.

Step 2: Do

Apply what you've learned to solve real-world client scenarios, using transaction documents derived from actual deals.

Step 3: Review

Deepen your learning in virtual review sessions with an experienced practitioner. Review model answers and ask questions.

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