We are excited to announce the release of the 6th edition of our popular publication: “The Public Company Handbook.” This easy-to-read guide provides you with insight regarding legal and other board management issues facing public – or soon-to-be-public…Continue Reading Now Available: 6th Edition of “The Public Company Handbook”
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If you’re a lawyer working in the securities law world, you’re going to be working with some accountants. And those accountants will be working with you lawyers.
Given that my…Continue Reading The Accountants v. The Lawyers
Our Client Update notes that privately-held companies need to bear in mind that their representations to investors, sophisticated or not, are real as the SEC has taken a number…Continue Reading Private Early-Stage Startups Coming Under Increased SEC Scrutiny
Nearly all companies conduct insider trading and Reg FD compliance training for those in the C-Suite as well as for those that regularly touch material nonpublic information. Trainees would include…Continue Reading Whether (and How) to Conduct Compliance Training Beyond the C-Suite
Another in the newbies series: In the old days, the corporate secretary was an administrative type of person. Back then, it was still a tough job, but it had nowhere…Continue Reading Must a corporate secretary have a law degree?
Changing your fiscal year-end? Why would you want to do that? This is the kind of oddball topic that might surface only once or twice during your career.
Most companies…Continue Reading Changing Your Fiscal Year-End: Six Things to Consider
As a follow-up to our recent blog on the SEC moving back the deadline for that agency to act on the NYSE’s and Nasdaq’s clawback proposals, it’s worth noting that…Continue Reading Clawbacks: SEC Likely to Approve NYSE/Nasdaq Standards by June 9th
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Here’s a tip from the sixth edition of our popular publication The Public Company Handbook, which is an easy-to-read guide that provides practical insights regarding legal and other board…Continue Reading Executive Sessions: The Best Things in (Governance) Life Are Free
Another in the newbies series: In the United States, the general counsel—the top lawyer for a company—sometimes holds the title of corporate secretary, too. But in most cases, it’s in…Continue Reading Who often serves as the corporate secretary?
Here’s the takeaway from this Client Update penned by Emily Bushaw and Elizabeth Gardner:
“The bulk of anti-DEI efforts is focused on state agencies and higher education institutions. However, private…Continue Reading State Anti-DEI Initiatives Explained
Yesterday, the SEC adopted the share repurchase disclosure rules as part of its effort to bring more transparency to corporate stock buybacks. The SEC’s proposal came out about 18 months…Continue Reading SEC Adopts Share Repurchase Disclosure Rules: 7 Things to Know
It’s quite rare for shareholder proponents to resort to the courts when the Corp Fin Staff concurs with a company that it can exclude a proposal under the Rule 14a-8…Continue Reading Rare Lawsuit Filed By Shareholder Proponent Over Shareholder Proposal Exclusion
During the proxy season, if you solicit votes for your annual meeting — other than delivering your proxy — you must file that communication with the SEC as “additional soliciting…Continue Reading What Are “Additional Soliciting Materials” for the Proxy Season?