It’s that time of the year as the SEC revealed its latest Reg Flex Agenda last week. The answer to the first question on everyone’s mind is that the estimated date for final climate risk disclosure rules is by April – but remember that is merely an estimate.

And since the SEC already has delayed adoption of this rule by more than a year since it first started predicting it would act, it’s hard to say what will really happen. This brief statement from SEC Chair Gary Gensler about the Reg Flex Agenda doesn’t provide any further color on what could happen.

Here’s what the Reg Flex Agenda describes in the Corp Fin area:

  1. Estimated Adoption of Final Rules
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Allison Handy is the firmwide co-chair of the Corporate & Securities practice. Her extensive experience includes advising public and private companies in connection with corporate governance practices, disclosure issues, and capital markets transactions, such as equity offerings, debt offerings and tender offers. She…

Allison Handy is the firmwide co-chair of the Corporate & Securities practice. Her extensive experience includes advising public and private companies in connection with corporate governance practices, disclosure issues, and capital markets transactions, such as equity offerings, debt offerings and tender offers. She is also a leader of the firm’s Environmental, Social, and Governance advisory team.

Allison provides counsel to companies on a broad range of issues faced by management and directors in connection with the many compliance aspects of securities laws, including governance rules adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and stock exchanges. She advises boards and committees in matters related to internal investigations and the efforts of shareholder activists, and works closely with in-house counsel, financial personnel, and outside auditors and advisors to help her clients prepare proxy statements and other reports to investors that meet complex disclosure obligations.