March 2020 Newsletter

PLI’s SEC Institute gathers and disseminates relevant SEC, PCAOB, FASB, and legal industry updates on a quarterly basis with the SEC Institute Newsletter.


On this episode of inSecurities, Chris and Kurt discuss the most recent newsletter with George Wilson, Director of the SEC Institute, with a focus on new pronouncements regarding SEC Filings and Management’s Discussion & Analysis, Shareholder Proposal rulemaking, LIBOR transition, ESG disclosures, and a brief discussion of COVID-19 and its impact on the financial and legal world.



Please Note: On this episode of inSecurities, Chris, Kurt and George talk a little bit about the regulatory response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and how public companies should be thinking about related disclosures. We recognize that COVID-19 presents a novel and fluid situation, and there have been further developments since we recorded this episode. For the latest updates on the SEC’s coronavirus response, click here. And for the latest updates from FINRA, click here.


Featured in this Episode

George Wilson

As a Director of the SEC Institute Division of PLI, George teaches workshops dealing with a variety of SEC and FASB related topics. He developed the Institute’s initial “Advanced Accounting and Reporting for SEC Professionals” workshop, as well as workshops in a variety of technical areas including “Accounting for Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities,” and SOX 404 ICFR audits.

Before joining the SEC Institute, George was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Accounting at the University of Saint Thomas in Saint Paul, MN. He was director of the University's Accounting MBA program and also taught in the undergraduate accounting department. He has received the AICPA's Outstanding Discussion Leader Award and the Minnesota State Society's R. Glenn Berryman Award. George also served as Senior Vice President, Operations of Security Financial, where he managed the organization's initial public offering, and as a senior manager with KPMG.