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

Here’s the takeaway from this Client Update penned by Emily Bushaw and Elizabeth Gardner:

“The bulk of anti-DEI efforts is focused on state agencies and higher education institutions. However, private employers should take note of these efforts as well as broader attacks on ESG initiatives. To the extent that these state laws affect contracting with

During the proxy season, if you solicit votes for your annual meeting — other than delivering your proxy — you must file that communication with the SEC as “additional soliciting material” no later than the date of first use.

“Additional soliciting material.” Definitely one of the strangest terms of art in our field. Today, they

Sometimes new information comes to light ahead of an annual shareholders meeting, some new disclosure that shareholders need an opportunity to digest before they cast their votes. Sometimes there could be a situation that is more drastic — think pandemic. In those cases, can a company – or should a company — postpone their annual