As companies review and refresh their risk factors for upcoming annual reports, special consideration should be given to recent SEC focus on Brexit, cybersecurity, and LIBOR risks facing public companies and the quality of company disclosures of these risks. In addition to an overview of these and other key risk factor topics for public companies, WilmerHale Partners Lillian Brown and Knute Salhus and Counsel Sarah Sellers will provide practical tips and takeaways on how to:
- identify the key risks facing your company, including consideration of new topics;
- draft clear, concise and relevant risk factors, while avoiding boilerplate;
- edit existing risk factors effectively; and
- evaluate need for other required disclosures.