January 29, 2021 Webinar
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EST
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The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact public companies that file reports with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as they respond to their disclosure obligations and navigate other challenges posed by the pandemic. Join Candace Jackson, Christine McDevitt, Christina Thomas and

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of the Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation recently delivered its annual report for FY2020 to the Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs of the US Senate and the Committee on Financial Services of the US House of Representatives, as required under the Securities Exchange Act.  The report

January 26, 2021 Webinar
9:00 am – 11:00 am EST
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2021 DCM Developments in the Shade of the COVID-19 Pandemic

The debt capital markets have been busy in 2020 and have enabled many issuers to prepare their treasury requirements for the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on the one hand, but on the other

On December 16, 2020, the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) filed a proposed rule change to certain of its shareholder approval requirements, which would bring the NYSE’s shareholder approval rules into closer alignment with those of Nasdaq.  Last year, the NYSE temporarily waived certain requirements under Section 312 in order to provide listed companies with

The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA) hosted the 2020 AICPA Conference on Current SEC and PCAOB Developments this past week at which a number of SEC accountants participated, either delivering speeches or contributing to panel discussions.

Sagar Teotia, the SEC’s Chief Accountant gave remarks reflecting on the past year, and commenting on the

The SEC has brought its first enforcement action against a public company relating to disclosure of the financial effect of the pandemic. The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated, without admitting or denying the SEC’s findings, agreed to a cease-and-desist order and payment of a $125,000 civil penalty, settling charges of making misleading disclosures in two Form 8-Ks:

Yesterday, Securities and Exchange Commission Chair, Jay Clayton, testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.  In his last testimony, Chair Clayton confirmed his plans to conclude his tenure before year end.  The Chair provided an overview of the work of the SEC during the year, addressing the SEC’s response to

On November 2, 2020, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) Division of Enforcement staff published its annual enforcement report for fiscal year 2020. This has been an unprecedented year, including for the SEC’s Division of Enforcement. SEC Chairman Jay Clayton noted that the report highlights “enforcement’s extraordinary efforts” amidst the challenges of the COVID-19