On June 28, 2019, Commissioner Peirce of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) delivered a speech entitled “Baby on Board” at the Society for Corporate Governance National Conference. In her speech, Commissioner Peirce reflected on the “Lady on Board” trend. Peirce noted there is mixed evidence as to whether the inclusion of women on boards

In May, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (“PCAOB”) posted a preview of its staff’s observations made in relation to audits conducted in 2018. The PCAOB highlighted several common deficiency areas that auditors should focus on improving, including Internal Control over Financial Reporting, Risk Assessment and Revenue, and Accounting Estimates. The PCAOB focused on instances

On May 9, 2019, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed revisions to the accelerated filer and large accelerated filer definitions in 17 CFR 12b-2 (Rule 12b-2). These proposed changes would reduce the number of issuers that qualify as accelerated filers and reduce compliance costs for smaller reporting companies.

If the proposal is adopted,

In April, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) announced that it is soliciting comments on a proposed rule change submitted by The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (the “Nasdaq”) that will impose additional requirements for companies listing in connection with offerings under Tier 2 of Regulation A under the Securities Act of 1933 (the “Securities

The Securities and Exchange Commission has scheduled an open meeting for May 9, 2019 at 9 am, which will be webcast.

At the open meeting, the SEC will consider whether to propose new rule amendments to the accelerated filer and large accelerated filer definitions to promote capital formation for smaller reporting issuers by more appropriately

On April 8, 2019, Commissioner Hester Peirce of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) delivered a speech entitled “SECret Garden” at the Practicing Law Institute’s 2019 SEC Speaks conference. In her speech, Commissioner Peirce reflected on the benefits and pitfalls of SEC “no-action” letters. Over time, this case-by-case guidance, according to Commissioner Peirce, has created

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As recent events have shown, CEOs’ activity on social media platforms such as Twitter can raise serious regulatory and reputation issues for both themselves and their company. Saying the wrong thing or disclosing at the wrong time can raise concerns ranging from potential violations of

In our latest On point. we discuss the nature and purpose of non-GAAP financial measures and the rules governing the use of such financial measures.  We also examine recent SEC comment letters and discuss areas of concern identified by the Staff.  Last, we look at recent pronouncements that provide guidance on best practices for companies

Recently, FINRA refiled with the SEC proposed rule changes to its Corporate Financing Rule, which is Rule 5110.  We had previously posted regarding FINRA’s proposed amendments, which were withdrawn.  This new set of changes addresses a number of areas, including the filing requirements under the rule, the requirements applicable to shelf takedown, the items of