Public Company Deskbook: Complying with Federal Governance & Disclosure Requirements provides expert counsel on how to deal effectively with the overlapping legislative, regulatory and private initiatives to reform public company governance and disclosure practices over the past decade. 

This book provides in-depth practical guidance centered around each of the following areas: Board Structure & Governance; Shareholder Meetings & Activism; Audit Committee, Auditor Policy & Auditor Disclosure; Compensation Committee, Compensation Policy & Compensation Disclosure; Public Company Reporting & Compliance; and Corporate Investigations & Whistleblowing. Included are numerous sample forms, checklists and documents, such as sample committee charters, director and officer questionnaires and annual meeting timelines for both NYSE- and Nasdaq-listed companies. Also addressed are recent SEC guidance on climate-related disclosure requirements, which, if adopted as proposed, would significantly expand disclosure requirements for public companies; key oversight responsibilities of the audit committee; amendments to the SEC’s auditor independence rule, Rule 2-01 of Regulation S-X; amendments to the SEC’s MD&A requirements proposed in January 2020; and recent Division of Corporation Finance guidance on confidential treatment applications.

Written by four partners with Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, Public Company Deskbook is an indispensable resource for securities practitioners, compliance officers, directors, officers, accountants, auditors, and research analysts, and an important reference for securities regulators.
Publication Date: November 2014
Last Updated: June 2023
ISBN: 9781402423154
Page Count: 2,966 pages
Number of Volumes: 3

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