We advise clients on an array of corporate governance-related matters. We draw on our depth of experience in corporate governance matters to provide advice that integrates both current best practices and practical judgment to address complex situations that pose regulatory and liability risks. Our advice helps ensure compliance with applicable legal and regulatory corporate governance requirements of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including those arising from the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, the New York Stock Exchange, the NASDAQ Global Select Market, and other applicable state and federal laws.
Corporate governance matters for which we provide advice include:
- composition and procedures of boards of directors and committees
- the board's oversight function
- “best practices” for boards, committees, individual directors and officers
- corporate governance-related disclosure requirements
- director and officer fiduciary duties and responsibilities
- executive compensation
- compliance with legal and ethical requirements
We also review, develop and assist clients in implementing ethics and compliance programs. We design and tailor compliance programs to meet each client’s business requirements, taking into account the existing organizational structures, culture and needs. Our attorneys are experienced in applicable areas such as antitrust, employment, environment, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, government contracting, political campaign law, securities law, record retention, intellectual property and international trade. Our programs assist clients in complying with the federal Organizational Sentencing Guidelines, Sarbanes-Oxley Act, and the regulatory requirements of the SEC and various stock exchanges.