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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 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.

Over the week leading up to Thanksgiving, Corp Fin issued a bunch of new CDIs – and three revised CDIs – in a variety of areas in several different tranches, including:

  • One revised Proxy CDI about calculating the counting of “10 calendar days” for Rule 14a-6, clarifying that the filing date does not count as

A few weeks ago, I blogged that the Fifth Circuit had dealt the SEC a blow by ruling that the share repurchase disclosure rules it adopted back in May were “arbitrary and capricious” under the Administrative Procedure Act in response to a challenge brought by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The Court gave the SEC

Last month, the California legislature adopted two wide-ranging climate disclosure bills that will require extensive disclosure from larger public – and private – companies. California Governor Newsom signed the two bills, SB 253 and SB 261, over the weekend.

Here are 9 things to know:

  1. SB 253 requires any business entity with $1 billion