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Words of Wisdom documents some of the interesting US securities laws questions we have encountered. The purpose of this site is to foster an open dialogue and shouldn’t be construed as establishing firm policies or best practices. Needless to say, this is not a substitute for legal advice or reading the rules and regulations we have summarized. Please consult with lawyers at the firm with the most experience on the topic. Depending on your specific situation, answers other than those outlined on the site may be appropriate. We hope you will find Words of Wisdom to be a useful and – occasionally – entertaining resource.