Practising Law Institute: Annual Disclosure Documents 2017

Practising Law Institute: Annual Disclosure Documents 2017

Speaking Engagement

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 anticipated changes to the SEC disclosure regime in 2017, current “hot issues,” best practices and practical pointers.

The priorities of the new administration and new chair of the SEC are expected to bring significant changes in 2017, including developments in compensation disclosure and changes to a variety of regulations affecting public reporting companies. When coupled with potential changes affecting businesses and the economy, the 2018 annual reporting cycle should be interesting indeed. Program faculty will discuss any proposed or final regulatory changes, plus domestic and international economic, political and regulatory uncertainties and developments; cybersecurity; and trends in environmental, social and governance (ESG) disclosure. Regulatory developments, key areas of staff comment, staff review priorities and interpretations, disclosure drivers and best practices, and “must know” accounting developments affecting financial disclosures will be covered. The faculty will also address ethics and whistleblower developments, as these matters impose even further challenges on both in-house and outside counsel.

WilmerHale Partner Lillian Brown participated on the following three panels:

  • Corporate Governance and Shareholder Proposals
  • The Status of Dodd-Frank
  • Solicitation Issues Related to Annual Meetings

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