SEC Issues Statement and Guidance on Public Company Cybersecurity Disclosures

On February 21, the SEC issued a statement and interpretive guidance to assist public companies in preparing disclosures about cybersecurity risks and incidents.

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Reprimands of Big Banks Highlight Importance of Effective Oversight by Boards, Board Chairs and Lead Directors

In addition to imposing strong sanctions on Wells Fargo, the Federal Reserve Board has publicly posted letters of reprimand issued to the bank’s former CEO/board chair (in his capacity as chair), former independent lead director and current board, criticizing their ineffective oversight.

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SEC Eyes Dual Class Shares for Reform

Might the SEC require sunsetting of dual-class shares listed on stock exchanges?

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Congress, SEC Advance Initiatives for Smaller Public Companies

Small public companies may soon find life easier when it comes to filing forms and accessing capital, thanks to pending initiatives in Congress and at the SEC.

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SCOTUS Watch: Relief for Defendants in State Securities Suits?

Is relief on the way for defendants targeted in state court class actions based on alleged violations of the Securities Act of 1933?

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Digital Realty Trust Decision Increases Incentive to Bypass Internal Reporting

In-house compliance programs suffered a blow by the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Digital Realty Trust, Inc. v. Somers.

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