Corporate Governance and Disclosure

Corporate Governance and Disclosure

A premier corporate governance and disclosure practice providing timely, tailored and practical advice to public company clients based on in-depth experience and insight.

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Focus on Audit Committees, Accounting and the Law

This blog provides a legal perspective on developments in accounting standards, financial reporting, auditing and regulation of the accounting profession. Our primary focus is on identifying and analyzing developments that are important to audit committees and their advisers. Blog contributors are members of the firm’s Corporate practice and regularly advise companies, audit committees and accounting firms on accounting and auditing matters.

Keeping Current With Form 8-K: A Practical Guide

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Experience

  • Public Company Counseling

    We regularly advise public company clients on corporate governance and disclosure matters, including: Akamai Technologies; Analog Devices, Inc.; Analogic Corporation; Dean Foods; Discovery Communications, Inc.; Genpact; MKS Instruments; PerkinElmer Inc.; Red Hat, Inc.; Skyworks Solutions, Inc.; State Street Corporation; and ThermoFisher Scientific Inc.

Recognition

  • American Lawyer – The 2017 Corporate Scorecard report ranked WilmerHale among the top five law firms handling IPOs for issuers based on the number of transactions in 2016.
  • Best Lawyers in America – Recognized 107 WilmerHale partners for 2018, naming nine as “Lawyers of the Year,” including Amy Null as Boston Employee Benefits Law Lawyer of the Year, Steve Singer as New York Corporate Law Lawyer of the Year, David Westenberg as Boston Technology Law Lawyer of the Year and Jonathan Wolfman as Corporate Governance Law Lawyer of the Year. 
  • Chambers Global – Recognized 27 WilmerHale lawyers and 17 practice areas, including our life sciences practice, in their 2017 edition. Among those named “The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business” were Mark Borden and Jay Bothwick for corporate/M&A; Steve Singer for life sciences; and Robert Finkel for outsourcing.
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business – Named our corporate practice among the best in 2012-2018, with sources saying that WilmerHale provides “excellent service and quality advice and representation.” The 2018 edition of Chambers USA also ranked WilmerHale in the following regions and practices: Massachusetts and Washington DC for Corporate/M&A; Nationwide for Startups & Emerging Companies; and Massachusetts for Private Equity: Venture Capital Investment and Technology.
  • Corporate Board Member – In 2014, 2016 and 2018, WilmerHale was named to Top National Corporate Law Firms list, a comprehensive ranking of the top 25 firms in the nation. Results are based on law firm surveys and feedback from thousands of directors and general counsels.
  • Law360 – Named WilmerHale a Technology Practice Group of the Year for 2016 and 2017, an award recognizing the firm’s key role in the significant matters that made headlines and changed the legal landscape within the past year. 
  • Super Lawyers – Our corporate lawyers are consistently recognized as “Super Lawyers” and “Rising Stars” in multiple jurisdictions.
  • U.S. News - Best Lawyers® – In the 2010-2018 “Best Law Firms” rankings, our corporate law, mergers and acquisitions and venture capital law practices were ranked in the first-tier nationally and in Boston, along with our corporate law practice also being ranked in the first-tier in New York and Washington DC. Our technology law practice was also ranked in the first-tier in Boston and in the second-tier nationally.

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