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Our Public Companies & Corporate Governance Practice

Lawyers in our Public Companies & Corporate Governance practice advise companies on transactional, regulatory, governance, and litigation matters. We work with domestic companies and foreign issuers of all sizes, from large private companies to companies preparing for their IPOs to growth companies preparing for life as new public companies and larger enterprises that have been public for years. Our understanding of corporate and securities laws, diverse client base, and colleagues that held senior positions with the SEC and other regulatory agencies, enable us to provide measured, practical advice. Read more about our practice.

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Spotlight

January 30, 2023 - A Board Approach to Shareholder Engagement

Public company executives have long engaged with their shareholders, especially during proxy season, to share business strategy and address investor concerns. In recent years, public company directors have increasingly been asked to participate in the process and such engagements now may occur year-round. While there can be advantages to director-shareholder engagement, the new practice poses challenges boards should consider before proceeding. Read more >>

January 24, 2023 - CEO Comments on Public Policy: An Internal Governance Framework

Public companies have lately been enticed to participate in public policy debates of the day. Headline examples include Coca-Coca and Delta two years ago on the Georgia voting rights bill and Walt Disney more recently on the Florida law regulating the teaching of gender identity in elementary schools. Read more >>

 

Resources & Blogs

Benefits & Compensation Blog

Benefits & Compensation blog is designed to provide insights from our lawyers on developments in the fields of employee benefits, executive compensation, and pension investments.

 

 

 

Eye on ESG blog

Eye on ESG provides insights and analysis to help navigate the ESG landscape on a global scale. It has become clear that these ideas are here to stay, and they are shaping our markets and economies in increasingly impactful ways.

 

 

 

Free Writings Blog

Free Writings & Perspectives provides news and views on securities regulation and capital formation as well as commentary regarding developments affecting private placements, late stage or mezzanine private placements, PIPE transactions, IPOs and the IPO market and new financial products.

 

 

Inside Cybersecurity & Privacy Law

We share insights and analysis on a range of cyber and privacy issues, including legislative and regulatory developments, policy and industry-related updates, and judicial developments that are most likely to impact our clients on Inside Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Law.

 

 

Writing on the Wall

Writing on the Wall, Mayer Brown’s securities glossary, provides succinct, plain English explanations for over 1000 securities, capital markets, derivatives, structured finance and financial services terms and phrases.

 

 

 

What's the Deal

Our What’s the Deal? series provides brief overviews of popular financing methodologies and securities issues and practice pointers. Download our What’s the Deal? Compendium (2022 update) or order a physical copy by e-mailing your Mayer Brown contact.

 

 

 

 

Pointers & Publications