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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,, and, 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.

I can still vividly remember attending my first “SEC Speaks” conference back in the late 1980s, when I worked in Corp Fin. It’s amazing that it’s still around and it’s useful to hear the latest from the current SEC Commissioners and Staff. Learn what transpired recently at the recent “SEC Speaks” event, courtesy of this

As noted in this Update penned by Jamie Schafer and Gina LaMonica, Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco announced several significant policy updates affecting the DOJ’s enforcement practices for both corporations and individuals in a speech last week. The DOJ simultaneously released a memorandum outlining the guidance announced by DAG Monaco. Read the Update for

Last week, the SEC announced that Corp Fin will increase the number of its industry offices to nine by adding two new offices later this year: the Office of Crypto Assets and the Office of Industrial Applications and Services. 

For the first half of my career, the number of offices reviewing disclosure documents remained fairly