New York: December 3-4, 2012
Chicago: December 6-7, 2012


New York
PLI New York Center,
810 Seventh Avenue at 53rd Street (21st floor),
New York, New York 10019
(New York Conference also available via Webcast)

University of Chicago Gleacher Center
450 N. Cityfront Plaza Drive
Chicago, Il 60611

Why you should attend

Stay current on disclosure requirements and developments affecting annual disclosure documents and proxy soliciting materials prepared by SEC reporting companies. Hear from the SEC staff and our faculty who will focus on current “hot issues,” best practices and practical pointers. 2012 appears headed towards being another interesting year with significant events and uncertainties covering a wide spectrum of matters affecting public company disclosures - including, for example, the JOBS Act; the Dodd-Frank Act mandated rulemaking by the SEC (in particular executive compensation, compensation committees and advisers, conflict minerals and government payments by companies in resource extractive industries); domestic and international economic, political and regulatory uncertainties and developments; and cybersecurity, weather trends, and the continuing convergence towards a global accounting standard. Ethics and whistleblower developments impose even further challenges on both in-house and outside counsel. Our faculty will discuss key areas of staff comment, staff review priorities and interpretations, disclosure drivers and best practices, and “must know” accounting developments affecting financial disclosures documents.

What you will learn

  • Disclosure practices and developments, including under the JOBS Act; recent judicial decisions; and staff comments, views and guidance
  • Practical how-to guidance on drafting annual disclosure and proxy documents
  • Updates on current executive compensation disclosures, requirements and practices
  • Practical guidance on holding a successful annual meeting and interfacing with shareholders
  • Review of the 2012 shareholder proposal season; what to expect for 2013
  • Developments on use of social media

On Day One in Chicago, Michael Hermsen will speak on several panels titled “Corporation Finance Developments and Priorities,” “Disclosure Developments and Challenges,” and “Ethics:  Developments and Challenges.” On Day Two in Chicago, Michael Hermsen will be joined by Mayer Brown lawyer Laura Richman on a panel titled “Say-on-Pay - The 2012 Experience and Preparing for 2013.”  Laura Richman will also speak on a panel titled “Annual Reporting Practices and Shareholder Meeting.”

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