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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.

Tune in for this Wednesday’s webcast – “Rule 10b5-1 Plans & Insider Trading Policies: Top Issues to Tackle” – to join Perkins Coie’s own Kelly Reinholdtsen, Jonathan Shulman, and Broc Romanek as they offer practical tips to help you prepare for the SEC’s new rules affecting Rule 10b5-1 plans and insider trading policies. We

Over the years, I’ve written a number of times about the process that in-house counsel periodically goes through to benchmark how many “executive officers” a company has against its peers. Although the “executive officer” determination is an internal factual analysis, it’s natural for companies to periodically benchmark how many executive officers their company has compared

In this Bloomberg Law article, Kevin Feldis and Marcy Hupp explain how effective ESG plans give startup companies a competitive edge. Here’s an excerpt:

“Developing an ESG strategy early in the life of a company has many competitive advantages.

First, an ESG strategy can differentiate and define a company’s brand by highlighting that company’s