Why you should attend

Stay current on disclosure requirements and developments affecting annual disclosure documents and proxy soliciting materials prepared by SEC reporting companies. 2014 has been another interesting year with significant events and uncertainties covering a wide spectrum of matters affecting public company disclosures, including the Dodd-Frank Act mandated rulemaking by the SEC; domestic and international economic, political and regulatory uncertainties and developments; cybersecurity incidents and threats; and social media development. Ethics and whistleblower developments have imposed even further challenges on both in-house and outside counsel. Our faculty, including SEC staff, 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.

What you will learn

  • Practical how-to guidance on drafting annual disclosure and proxy documents
  • SEC staff, FASB and PCAOB developments affecting financial disclosures
  • Updates on current hot topic executive compensation disclosures and requirements
  • Updates on various initiatives by Congress, the SEC and others to reduce various regulatory burdens
  • Practical guidance on holding a successful annual meeting and communicating with shareholders

Special Feature

Earn one hour of ethics credit

Who should attend

Attorneys, accountants, financial and compliance officers, disclosure committee members and others responsible for preparing public company disclosures and otherwise overseeing compliance with the securities laws will find this program valuable.

Mayer Brown partner Michael Hermsen will speak on panels titled “Corporation Finance Developments and Priorities,” “Disclosure Practices and Challenges,” and “Ethics: Developments and Challenges.”

Mayer Brown partner Laura Richman will speak on panels titled “Say-on-Pay - The Ongoing Experience,” “Developments and Best Practices in Executive Compensation,” and “Annual Reporting Practices and Shareholder Meeting.”

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