With the calendar turning to autumn, the proxy and annual reporting season may seem a long way off. However, in light of the amount of work and planning that goes into the proxy statement, annual report, and annual meeting of shareholders, this is the ideal time to begin preparations.

This Legal Update provides an overview

September 28, 2022 Webinar

12:00pm – 1:30pm CST

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The SMU Rowling Center for Business Law & Leadership presents this panel based on Professor Marc I. Steinberg’s recent book Rethinking Securities Law (Oxford University Press), which was awarded Winner Best Law Book of 2021 by American Book Fest. In addition to Professor Steinberg

In this MB Microtalk video, Mayer Brown Partner, Christina Thomas, discusses the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s proposed rules on cybersecurity risks and incident disclosures, which, if adopted, will require companies to report information relating to cybersecurity incidents and cybersecurity risk management strategy.

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August 10, 2022 Webinar

1:00pm – 2:00pm EDT

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Any time of year, especially in uncertain and volatile markets, preparing for earnings calls, sharing earnings guidance and providing investor updates requires careful consideration. Among other factors, companies must consider guidance from the US Securities and Exchange Commission and SEC Staff.

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On July 13, 2022, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) proposed amendments to revise three of the substantive bases for exclusion of shareholder proposals under Rule 14a-8 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Proposed Rules”). Specifically, the Proposed Rules would amend the following bases for exclusion: substantial implementation (Rule

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) has come under increased scrutiny following its widely anticipated proposed rules that would require extensive reporting by public companies of climate change-related disclosures and related attestations.

On April 25, 2022, a group of professors of law and finance submitted a comment letter raising questions concerning the proposed rules.

In this practice note, we discuss market trends in capital markets and securities-related considerations during the COVID-19 pandemic. It describes how the US Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) addressed the effects of the pandemic through exemptive orders and guidance and discusses key disclosure matters, including risk factors, management’s discussion and analysis of financial position and

As the US capital markets are among the most liquid in the world, many foreign companies opt to go public in the United States. However, becoming a public company in the United States can be expensive and time-consuming. Registering as a foreign private issuer (“FPI”) allows foreign companies to access the US capital markets while

In a little over a month’s time, the Superior Court of California (the “Superior Court”) struck down both AB 979 and SB 826, California’s two board diversity statutes. SB 826 required that a public company whose principal executive offices are located in California have a certain number of female directors on its board of directors.

During the 2022 NAREIT REITwise conference, Mayer Brown partner Christina Thomas was interviewed to provide context regarding the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s (“SEC”) proposed rule changes and what’s behind the impetus for more robust disclosures. Christina also talked about how the SEC has discussed updating human capital management disclosure rules, in addition to