We provide sophisticated corporate and securities law advice to a range of public company clients in all major industries, both domestic and foreign private issuers. We focus on building long-term relationships and providing value-added advice from a dedicated team of multidisciplinary experts. We routinely advise boards of directors, board and special committees and management teams on the full range of matters faced by public companies. We bring together our insights in SEC processes (including from our lawyers with SEC leadership experience), market practices and emerging developments in the law to help guide companies through the challenges of the public markets.

Our lawyers have extensive experience and knowledge in SEC reporting, executive compensation, corporate governance, finance, accounting, human capital management, compliance, ESG matters, crisis management and investor engagement and public relations matters. We are also experienced in handling a wide range of regulatory inquiries and investigations. Our advice is informed by our clients’ immediate needs and long-term goals, with a focus on best governance practices and minimizing adverse reputational risks.

Since 2003 we have published an annual Corporate Governance and Executive Compensation Survey, which examines the key governance structures and practices of 100 of the largest U.S. public companies.

Capabilities include:

  • Corporate governance policy design, review and compliance
  • SEC reporting, press releases and investor presentations
  • Support for advising on shareholder proposals
  • Board evaluations
  • Advice on a broad range of traditional and innovative executive compensation arrangements and design, CD&A disclosures and related stakeholder engagement
  • Employment and separation agreements
  • Succession planning and crisis management
  • Responding to 220 demands and shareholder litigation
  • Insider trading policies and beneficial ownership reporting and related compliance

Capital Markets
Compensation, Governance & ERISA
Mergers & Acquisitions
White Collar Defense & Investigations