Shearman And Sterling

Event December 11 - 12, 2017

PLI’s Annual Disclosure Documents 2017: Current Developments and Best Practices

  • New York

Shearman & Sterling partner Doreen Lilienfeld (New York-Compensation, Governance & ERISA) participated in Practising Law Institute’s (PLI) Annual Disclosure Documents 2017: Current Developments and Best Practices. The program was held at PLI’s Conference Center in New York on December 11-12, 2017 and covered disclosure requirements and developments affecting annual disclosure documents and proxy soliciting materials prepared by SEC reporting companies. SEC staff and faculty from the PLI focused on anticipated changes to the SEC disclosure regime in 2017, current “hot issues,” best practices and practical pointers.

Topics of discussion included:

  •   Practical guidance on drafting annual disclosure and proxy documents
  •   SEC, FASB and PCAOB developments affecting financial disclosures
  •   Disclosure developments reflecting the priorities of the new SEC chair and administration
  •   Updates on new and current hot topics in executive compensation disclosures
  •   Updates on disclosure effectiveness initiatives
  •   Practical guidance for holding a successful annual meeting
  •   Tips for interfacing with shareholders
  •   Ethical, regulatory and litigation developments

 Partner Doreen Lilienfeld, Global Governance & Advisory Practice Group Leader, provides insights into a number of related topics in our 15th Annual Corporate Governance & Executive Compensation Survey.

She was also interviewed on the hurdles facing women in law on Bloomberg TV’s "Walk the Talk" series. Doreen discusses her experiences, including work/life balance issues and gender parity at the partnership level, as well as why it is necessary for firms to respond with initiatives to provide women with the opportunities and support needed to propel them through the partnership track.

Click here to view the video.