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SEC Staff Provides Relief to “Manual Signature” Retention Requirement in Light of COVID-19 Concerns

USA - March 25 2020 The Staff of the various Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) divisions, including the Division of Corporation Finance, issued an announcement on...

States Remove Barriers to Virtual Annual Meetings in Light of COVID-19 Pandemic

USA - March 23 2020 In a previous blog post, we discussed the availability of virtual shareholder meetings (i.e., “virtual-only” and “hybrid” meetings) as a potential...

Eric J. Knox, David R. Venturella, Kevin H. Douglas.

COVID-19 Pandemic Causes Public Companies to Reevaluate Virtual Meetings

USA - March 13 2020 Across the globe, the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) is causing governments, companies, associations and colleges and universities to take...

Eric J. Knox, David R. Venturella, Kevin H. Douglas.

SEC Staff Comments on Chegg’s Data Breach Disclosure and Response; A Real Life Example

USA - February 18 2020 One thing I appreciate about the SEC comment letter process is that it gives real life examples to what is often discussed hypothetically. Take, for...

Don’t Forget: Update SEC Filing and Proxy Calendars for Leap Year 2020

USA - January 8 2020 This is a friendly reminder to our clients and friends that 2020 is a leap year, which means there is an extra day in the calendar: February 29, 2020...