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 those areas of securities law that tend to be the most confusing [Part 2 coming soon; feel free to ping me and share your

Over the years, I’ve talked to a number of company executives who think they want to be deemed an “executive officer” for purposes of the company’s SEC’s filing. I always say in response, “you don’t.” They argue that “Sally is an executive officer listed in our annual report. And I’m just as important as her!”

For quite some time now, the perils of directors serving on too many boards – known as “overboarding” – have been well known and frowned upon. Directors serving on too many boards tend to have limited time available to focus properly on the tasks at hand. Some – or all – of the entities for