Here’s an excerpt from this Client Update penned by Michael Huston, Eric Wolff, and Stephanie Olson:

“The Supreme Court of the United States has agreed to review a case taking direct aim at “overregulation” by federal administrative agencies. Any client or business that routinely deals with federal administrative agencies, especially those that have experienced administrative

If you’re a lawyer working in the securities law world, you’re going to be working with some accountants. And those accountants will be working with you lawyers.

Given that my first job out of law school was working at the SEC, my first real exposure to accountants was there in the government. Each branch in

Nearly all companies conduct insider trading and Reg FD compliance training for those in the C-Suite as well as for those that regularly touch material nonpublic information. Trainees would include the staffers in the controller’s and CFO’s offices; the investor relations (IR), corporate communications teams, and anyone else who deals with analysts and investors; and

Another in the newbies series: In the old days, the corporate secretary was an administrative type of person. Back then, it was still a tough job, but it had nowhere near the level of responsibility or substance that corporate secretaries must shoulder today.

That’s way back when the board probably was little more than a

Changing your fiscal year-end? Why would you want to do that? This is the kind of oddball topic that might surface only once or twice during your career.

Most companies have a fiscal year-end that matches the calendar year.  Their quarters end on March 31st, June 30th, September 30th and

Here’s a tip from the sixth edition of our popular publication The Public Company Handbook, which is an easy-to-read guide that provides practical insights regarding legal and other board management issues facing public—or soon-to-be-public—companies.

Unlike some more costly aspects of Sarbanes-Oxley, executive sessions of independent directors, as a group or as a committee, serve

Another in the newbies series: In the United States, the general counsel—the top lawyer for a company—sometimes holds the title of corporate secretary, too. But in most cases, it’s in name only. In other words, the GC doesn’t really play that role within the company—it can be too demanding to be both the GC and