Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Sheppard Mullin is a full-service Global 100 firm with more than 900 attorneys in 15 offices located in the United States, Europe and Asia. Since 1927, industry-leading companies have turned to Sheppard Mullin to handle corporate and technology matters, high-stakes litigation and complex financial transactions. In the U.S., the firm’s clients include more than half of the Fortune 100.

California has issued new guidance for the use of face coverings that will take effect on June 15, 2021.  The guidance impacts retailers and coincides with news that approximately 47% of Californians are now fully vaccinated.  Although the new guidance, published by the California Department of Public Health (“CDPH”), will impact how retailers operate vis-à-vis public patrons, it does not impact employer-employee obligations.  Those obligations are still governed by the Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards…
Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the esports community has witnessed an explosive year of investment growth in 2020 and early 2021.  Here is a brief summary of just some of the more significant esports acquisitions and investment transactions over the past year. As for significant investments, in August 2020, Bitkraft Ventures, a worldwide esports venture capital firm, raised $165 million to invest across esports, gaming, and interactive entertainment, closing well above its initial target of…