April 17, 2020

COVID-19: Forward-Looking Disclosure


Society for Corporate Governance


On April 8, 2020, SEC Chair Clayton and Division of Corporation Finance Director Bill Hinman issued a joint statement urging companies to focus their near-term quarterly earnings releases, analyst and investor calls and other communications with the market on their current, planned and expected future state of affairs in lieu of past performance, which is likely to be much less relevant now due to the impacts of COVID-19.

Partner Jennifer Carlson will join a panel organized by the Society for Corporate Governance where the speakers will cover: 

  • SEC Joint Statement: brief overview & key takeaways;
  • Principles applicable to COVID-19 disclosures for earnings releases, Exchange Act reports, and analyst calls and presentations, including forward-looking statement safe harbors, risk factors and recent disclosure guidance;
  • Practical challenges/considerations including Form 8-K item triggers and rapidly changing information; and
  • Additional resources including sample disclosures, best practices guidance, memos.

To register, visit the Society for Corporate Governance’s event page

Date & Time
Friday, April 17, 2020
11:00a.m. – 12:00p.m. EDT

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