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

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced an upcoming meeting of its Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee on May 6, 2024.  The meeting will include a discussion of Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg CF) and activity and trends in angel investing.

The Committee will discuss Reg CF, including successes to date, challenges, and whether there are potential

Answering a precise question increasingly raised by securities fraud plaintiffs, the United States Supreme Court held that a failure to disclose information cannot support a private action under Rule 10b–5(b) if the failure did not render any statements made misleading. Though the Court framed the case around the narrow issue of whether the failure to

On April 15, 2024, Securities and Exchange Commission Division of Enforcement Director Gurbir Grewal delivered remarks during a Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement Spring Conference 2024.  He addressed artificial intelligence (“AI”) and the concept of “AI-washing,” wherein public companies make overly positive, misleading or false claims in an effort to benefit from investor interest

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

The Fifth Circuit restored the SEC’s climate disclosure regulations today after an administrative stay (see the alert on the stay here).

The Fifth Circuit decision to lift the stay follows after yesterday’s announcement that the US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit will hear a case consolidating nine of the lawsuits across the

On March 7, 2024, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) announced that Skechers U.S.A. Inc. (“Skechers”) agreed to a cease-and-desist order for failing to disclose payments for the benefit of its executives and their immediate family members.

The SEC found that, from 2019 to 2022, Skechers’ annual reports on Form 10-K and proxy statements