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BlackRock uses its voting power to support environmental and social issues

USA - May 12 2021 The outside pressure has been on. As reported by Bloomberg, “[e]nvironmental advocates in cities including New York, Miami, San Francisco, London and…

SEC to scrutinize company accounting for impact of climate

USA - May 6 2021 In February, then-Acting SEC Chair Allison Lee directed the staff of Corp Fin, in connection with the disclosure review process, to “enhance its…

Under Armour’s failure to disclose order “pull forwards” comes under fire at the SEC

USA - May 5 2021 On Monday, the SEC announced settled charges against Under Armour, Inc., a manufacturer of sports apparel, for misleading investors by failing to…

Not much data disclosed on human capital, according to new survey

USA - May 4 2021 When, in August 2020, the SEC considered adopting a new requirement to discuss human capital as part of an overhaul of Regulation S-K, the debate…

SEC charges eight companies for deficient Forms 12b-25

USA - May 3 2021 At the end of last week, the SEC announced that it had filed settled charges against eight companies for failing to disclose in their Form 12b-25…

Russia’s treatment of Navalny could have implications for your disclosure obligations

USA - April 27 2021 You might recall that the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act added Section 13(r) to the Exchange Act, which requires public reporting…

Is the SEC considering guidance on SPAC projections?

USA - April 27 2021 Reuters is reporting—exclusively—that the SEC is contemplating issuing more guidance that would “rein in growth projections” made by listed SPACs and…

Happy Earth Day!

USA - April 21 2021 Climate Action 100+ reports that, last year, there were 22 climate-related weather disasters in the U.S. that “each caused more than $1 billion in…

Thought leadership and curated content for the public securities arena

USA - April 19 2021 In remarks in March to the Center for American Progress, Acting SEC Chair Allison Lee said that she had asked the staff to consider whether the SEC…

Gensler confirmed as SEC Chair

USA - April 14 2021 Today, the Senate, by a vote of 53 to 45, confirmed Gary Gensler as SEC Chair—for a little while anyway. Presumably, he will be sworn in in the next…