Not long ago, the SEC hosted the Annual Small Business Forum.  The Forum provides an opportunity to consider a broad array of issues affecting private companies as well as smaller public companies seeking to raise capital and allows the public an opportunity to comment and suggest policy recommendations.  In the last few years, the SEC

In this MB Microtalk video, Mayer Brown’s Larry Cunningham goes over governance and management related disclosure requirements in the SEC’s recently finalized climate disclosure rules.

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Jennifer Zepralka joined our Washington D.C. office as a partner, and comes to us from the SEC, where she led the Office of Small Business Policy, working on major rulemakings.  Her insights will prove valuable to clients navigating an increasingly complex regulatory environment.  Jennifer brings a wealth of experience advising companies on compliance, corporate and

The SEC paused implementation of the climate-related disclosure rules in the face of significant legal challenges.  The rules would impose substantial disclosure mandates on companies, including concerning the costs of extreme weather events, corporate strategies for addressing climate change, corporate governance procedures and, for certain companies, greenhouse gas emissions.

The SEC had proposed the rules

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2024 Weinberg Center Distinguished Speaker Larry A. Cunningham

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Corporate leaders face complex challenges in responding to public debates on contentious topics. They must balance competing pressures to speak or remain silent, while navigating the polarization of today’s

In this MB microtalk video, Mayer Brown’s Jen Carlson discusses practical considerations for companies implementing the SEC’s new climate-change disclosure rules, such as conducting gap analyses, reviewing disclosure controls and ICFR considerations.

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In this MB Microtalk video, discussing the SEC’s final climate-change disclosure rules, Mayer Brown’s Matt Bisanz provides an overview of the changes made by the final rules to Regulation S-X, which require a company to include certain climate-related financial statement metrics and related disclosures in a note to its audited financial statements.

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After much anticipation, on March 6, 2024, the US Securities and Exchange Commission voted to adopt final rules that require reporting by public companies of climate change-related disclosure. While the final rules differ from the SEC’s controversial proposed rules in significant ways

The Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) has adopted new rules that require public companies to disclose substantial information about the material impacts of climate-related risks on their business, financial condition, and governance (the “Final Rules”).  The SEC says that “climate-related risks, their impacts, and a public company’s response to those risks can significantly affect