Practice

Public Companies

Highly specialized support for sophisticated public companies

We have a long history counseling some of the most well-known public companies in the country. In addition to this track record, our team includes former in-house counsel of publicly traded companies and SEC staff, which provides us with informed context of what is on the minds of the SEC, company management, board members and in-house counsel.

Our team is uniquely equipped to guide sophisticated enterprises through the rapidly changing regulatory landscape and to help them adapt and respond to market changes. 
 

We represent 150+ public companies across their legal needs, affording us unique perspective and cutting edge context. Our attorneys help clients adapt in what has become an ever changing governance environment, identifying new developments and best practices and advising issuers in the integration of new processes into their existing operations.

Our proactive approach to client counseling extends beyond our daily advice to thought leadership through things like our IPO, Then What? Blog. The blog provides updates on new and proposed regulations, analysis of interpretive guidance, best practices on governance issues as well as reminders on disclosure and compliance obligations that will keep you on track. 

Areas of Focus

We are seasoned public companies lawyers, ready to guide on a myriad of issues and red flags: 
  • Sophisticated corporate reporting support
  • Board and committee composition, including diversity guidance
  • Board and management team succession planning
  • Board effectiveness and self-assessments
  • Equity compensation plans
  • Board and board committee investigations
  • Governance requirements on listing exchanges
  • Fiduciary responsibilities
  • D&O insurance
  • Crisis management
  • Shareholder engagement 
  • Proxy contents
  • Shareholder proposals and activist campaign responses

IPO, Then What? Blog

Providing updates on new and proposed regulations, analysis of interpretive guidance, best practices on governance issues as well as reminders on disclosure and compliance obligations that will keep you on track

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