The amendments adopted on March 20, 2019 implementing the FAST Act mandates generally (other than the amendments relating to redaction of confidential information in certain exhibits that became effective on publication of the final rule release in the Federal Register on April 2, 2019) become effective today, May 2, 2019.

In mid-March, the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted additional amendments that simplify disclosure requirements.  These amendments, which become effective in the spring, are responsive to the rulemaking mandate in the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act.

During this session, David S. Bakst and Anna T. Pinedo of Mayer Brown LLP will discuss:

  • The SEC’s disclosure

Today, the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted amendments to certain disclosure requirements that have become duplicative, overlapping, or outdated. In July 2016, the Commission proposed amendments for this purpose and also solicited comments on disclosure requirements that overlap with, but require information incremental to, U.S. GAAP. The Commission also was required pursuant to title LXXII,

Chair Clayton recently provided Congressional testimony in connection with the review and approval of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s funding.  In his prepared remarks, Chair Clayton focused on a number of the initiatives undertaken by the Commission to promote investor education and address investor protection issues.  For example, he pointed to the Commission’s new tool,

The recently updated Securities and Exchange Commission agenda (see here and here) provides some insight on what to expect in upcoming months.  The amendments to the smaller reporting company definition, which were widely supported when proposed, remain in the “final rule stage.”  Likewise, the amendments to implement the FAST Act report and disclosure update