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As a strategist for the firm’s Corporate & Securities practice, Broc Romanek has a deep understanding of the regulatory and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) marketplace. Prior to joining Perkins Coie, Broc served as editor at TheCorporateCounsel.net, CompensationStandards.com, and DealLawyers.com, where he oversaw and managed coverage on issues related to ESG, corporate governance, executive pay, deals, and market trends and analysis.

In addition to his nearly two decades of working as a journalist and publisher, Broc served as assistant general counsel at a Fortune 50 company, worked in the Office of Chief Counsel of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Division of Corporation Finance, was a counselor to former SEC Commissioner Laura Unger, and worked in private practice. He also is the author, or co-author, of four legal treatises, and has authored several books focused on the legal industry.

Recently, we started a new feature of this blog – where our in-house readers share tips, anecdotes and thoughts about things that come up in their daily practice. Last week, we blogged about the practice of dealing with shareholder proposals. We will be blogging Part 2 on that topic soon [feel free to ping me

Last week, we started a new feature of this blog – where our in-house readers share tips, anecdotes and thoughts about things that come up in their daily practice.

We received so much feedback on that first blog about the practice of sending compliance reminders to insiders about their Section 16 obligations that we now

“Ms. In-House Lawyer, can you tell me whether this is material?” If I hear that one more time (*shakes fist*). [This is one more in a series of blogs about “materiality” – here’s the last one.]

Determining whether something is “material” seems to dominate every question in every form. It shows up in

Welcome to a new feature of this blog – where our in-house readers share tips, anecdotes and thoughts about things that come up in their daily practice. Feel free to ping me and join the group that shares their thoughts – they will be posted anonymously or with attribution, whichever you desire.

This particular batch

Your company has a pretty good risk management department. They’re good at bubbling up all sorts of issues to consider. They’re providing you with detailed analysis behind each of the risks. But they’re not SEC lawyers. That’s you. Little – and lonely – you (see my other blog about the loneliness of making the materiality