Governance

Governance

Straight Talk about Corporate Governance

As one of the nation’s leading and top-ranked securities law firms, We regularly counsel public companies, their officers and directors on governance, compliance and public disclosure. 

We help clients to comply with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the Dodd-Frank Act, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission rule making and interpretations, and the listing requirements of securities exchanges.  We also assist clients to respond to and manage shareholder activism.  Our corporate governance counsel includes:   

Our approach is practical and our solutions are individualized for each client’s business and risks.  Our firm supports clients with: 

Governance Best Practices 

We assess a client’s current corporate governance practices and work with management, the board of directors and its committees to develop best practices and practical alternatives. 

Our attorneys have in-depth experience with regulatory requirements, reporting obligations, fiduciary duties, stockholder relations, executive compensation, employee policies and risk oversight. In our recommendations, we identify effective practices best suited for our client’s business and risks, such as the following:

Corporate Governance

Fiduciary Responsibility  

Special Committee and Independent Committee Representations  

Managing Compliance and Related Risks 

We work with clients throughout the annual reporting cycle to manage compliance requirements of the SEC and stock exchanges, and to monitor practices favored by shareholder activists. We also advise management and boards of directors on compliance risks.  Our guidance focuses on:

Public Disclosure Advice 

We advise clients on their public disclosure obligations under the federal securities laws and key statutes, such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, in areas including:

Disclosure

Financial Reporting 

White Collar and Regulatory Enforcement 

Our clients receive access to firm-wide resources, including our White Collar and Regulatory Enforcement practice. The lawyers in this practice are available to advise clients in the event of a corporate crisis or unexpected adverse event, such as a government investigation.

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