This past summer’s string of cyber enforcement actions signals that cybersecurity has become a top priority for the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). These enforcement actions highlight the SEC’s scrutiny of written documentation and disclosures following incidents. In this National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Legal Update, we discuss the SEC’s recent cyber enforcement actions,

In various prepared remarks in recent weeks, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Gensler has commented on a number of potential proposals for additional disclosure requirements.

In remarks made to the European Parliament Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, Chair Gensler addressed a number of topics, including gamification and crypto assets.  Commenting on issuer

This practice note identifies cybersecurity risk disclosures that offer detailed discussions on the potential reputational, financial, or operational harm resulting from cybersecurity breaches as well as the potential litigation or regulatory costs, policies, and procedures in addressing cybersecurity risks. This piece concludes with practical advice on how to prepare and enhance the required disclosures on

On June 11, 2021, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that it would focus on cybersecurity disclosures made by public companies as part of its regulatory agenda. Given the SEC’s continued interest in cybersecurity issues, high-profile ransomware attacks and executive orders issued by President Biden, it is no surprise that the SEC is

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This practice note focuses on recent market trends in risk factor disclosure required in US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings and provides recent risk factor disclosure examples, covering COVID-19, Brexit, London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) cessation, cybersecurity, and China-based issuers. Additionally, this practice note discusses recent amendments to the description of

CB Insights summarized 2020 corporate venture capital (“CVC”) financing trends in 2020 in its recent report. Globally, CVC-led deals raised over $73.1 billion in 2020 in 3,359 transactions. While global deal levels declined by 1.7%, CVC-backed funding rose by 24% year-over-year.  CVC-backed funding increased by 24% year-over-year in the United States.  The number of

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Join Mayer Brown partner Michelle Ontiveros Gross for a virtual conversation with Erin Abrams, General Counsel of Via Transportation, Inc.; Louise Pentland, EVP, Chief

This market trends article identifies cybersecurity risk disclosures that offer detailed discussions on the potential reputational, financial, or operational harm resulting from cybersecurity breaches and the potential litigation or regulatory costs, policies, and procedures in addressing cybersecurity risks. This article concludes with practical advice on how to prepare and enhance the required disclosures on cybersecurity

This Lexis Practice Advisor® market trends article identifies comprehensive disclosures related to cybersecurity risks, including discussions about the potential reputational, financial, or operational harm resulting from cybersecurity breaches; the potential associated litigation or regulatory costs; and their policies and procedures addressing cybersecurity incidents, and concludes with practical advice on preparing the required disclosures regarding cybersecurity

In a recent speech, Commissioner Kara Stein addressed a number of disclosure related concerns, including cyber disclosures and ESG disclosures.  Just as many of us had been reading about a decline in the number of SEC Staff comments regarding the use of non-GAAP measures in SEC filings, Commissioner Stein’s remarks seemed to focus renewed attention