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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.

We shall see the final climate rule from the SEC tomorrow – and there surely will be much ink spilled on what will now be required (as of the compliance dates that the SEC chooses). There also will be much conjecture on the nature – and the number perhaps – of lawsuits filed challenging the

Here’s our latest edition of our monthly feature – a quick snapshot of recent developments:

  1. It’s happening! The SEC has posted this Sunshine Act notice to inform us that it will hold an open Commission meeting next Wednesday, March 6th to decide whether to adopt a final climate disclosure rule. You can attend the meeting

Another in the “newbies” series: The people that wear the corporate secretary’s hat are among the most amazing people you could meet. Their wide range of skills are incredible to behold. Yet, they are among the humblest—the nicest—people around.

When you look at the incredibly wide swath of things they do—the unfathomable number of hats