Governance support you can depend on globally
Global businesses face critical risks related to social, governance, financial, technological and environmental issues. Understanding the legal context of each is vital to managing them. Equally important is knowing what stakeholders expect, which varies across markets and evolves over time. We help you forecast how changing perceptions of business best practices can affect your future risk.
Corporate governance and oversight of risk are pillars of successful businesses. From managing fiduciary duties and overseeing business initiatives to complying with regulatory requirements, we provide boardroom advisory services that help public companies of all sizes get governance right.
We serve as outside securities and corporate governance counsel to over 100 public companies, bringing innovative solutions to boards, board committees and senior management. Our team includes former SEC staff, lawyers with in-house experience and seasoned corporate advisors who offer you unmatched perspectives on the challenges and opportunities public companies face.
We routinely advise on all aspects of compliance with US securities laws and the listing requirements of major US exchanges, while providing advice on handling day-to-day matters, crises and special situations. Our services range from supporting board and committee meetings and other traditional corporate law matters to counseling clients on complex issues. These include providing disclosure advice, such as preparing and filing forms 8-K, 10-K and 10-Q, proxy statements and other reports; establishing procedures for managing insider trading, Regulation FD and other regulatory requirements; complying with NASDAQ and NYSE listing standards; advising on financial reporting, non-GAAP metrics and audit matters; complying with Sarbanes-Oxley; and complying with requirements that apply to foreign private issuers.
“We serve as outside securities and corporate governance counsel to over 100 public companies, bringing innovative solutions to boards, board committees and senior management.”
Aware of new and evolving regulatory requirements around the world, we help you pursue international expansion, financing, M&A, exchange listings and other business strategies in creative ways. We can audit your corporate governance, help build systems for ESG reporting and ensure your compliance and reporting functions align with both your business priorities and your organization’s values.
We have extensive experience where oversight of risk is critical, such as high-stakes litigation, internal investigations and regulatory enforcement proceedings. We also have lawyers in other areas critical to a public company’s success, including privacy and cybersecurity, government affairs, tax, executive compensation, licensing and strategic transactions.
For institutional investors, we advise on governance as a means to monitor the actions, policies and decisions of companies to align stakeholders’ interests.
- Prepare and review periodic and current SEC reports for US public companies, including related committee and board approvals
- Assist US public companies in preparing for stockholder meetings, earnings conference calls and responding to press, stockholder and analyst inquiries
- Assist US public companies in drafting and implementing insider trading policies, codes of ethics and business conduct, codes of ethics for senior officers, disclosure controls and procedures and corporate governance guidelines
- Draft and obtain no-action relief from the SEC for US public companies on matters relating to financial reporting, transaction structures, executive compensation, corporate governance and other matters