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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.

Here’s the fifth of the 21 hats that the corporate secretary wears (here’s the blog about the fourth hat): Being knowledgeable gives you the confidence to use persuasion when you feel that directors may be straying off course on key governance issues.

Some directors will come into the board meeting letting everyone know that they

Here’s a teaser from this Client Update: “The Supreme Court of the United States has overruled Chevron U.S.A. Inc. v. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. For 40 years, if an agency was interpreting an “ambiguous” provision of a statute it administers, the agency’s interpretation need not be the best or most reasonable interpretation.

Here’s the intro from this Client Update by Jason Elliott: “In Ryan v. Federal Trade Commission, Federal District Court Judge Ada Brown released a much-anticipated preliminary injunction decision against the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regarding its pending “Non-Compete Ban.” Case No. 3:24-CV-00986 (N.D. Tex. July 3, 2024).

The decision is a mixed one for

Here’s the teaser for this Client Update: “In the recent 6-3 decision in SEC v. Jarkesy, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that respondents to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in-house enforcement action alleging securities fraud and seeking civil penalties have a right to a federal jury trial under the

This feature of our blog is where our in-house readers share tips, anecdotes and thoughts about things that come up in their daily practice. This particular batch of thoughts is about how in-house practitioners are embracing generative AI so far:

  1. “I think it’s a great starting point for drafting memos and documents. It often generates