On May 21, 2024, Erik Gerding, the Director of the Division of Corporation Finance at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), released a statement (statement) on the disclosure of cybersecurity incidents. This statement relates to disclosures made under new Item 1.05 of Form 8-K, which was adopted by the SEC in July 2023,[1] and requires companies to disclose information relating to material cybersecurity incidents within four business days of determining that the incident is material. For more information on the cybersecurity rules, please see our previous Client Alert.Continue Reading Corp Fin Issues Guidance on Disclosure of Cybersecurity Incidents

In December 2022, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted final rules relating to insider trading arrangements and related disclosures. Among other things, the final rules require new issuer disclosures relating to Rule 10b5-1 trading plans, insider trading policies and procedures, option grant policies and procedures, and certain option

Continue Reading REMINDER: New Insider Trading and Option Grant Disclosures for March 31 FYE Companies

Our recent Client Advisory provides a comparison tool to assist companies in determining whether they fall within the scope of the SEC’s final climate disclosure rules (currently stayed pending review of legal challenges), the California climate disclosure laws (Senate Bills 253 and 261 and Assembly Bill 1305), and the European

Continue Reading SEC, California, and CSRD Climate Disclosure Requirements Comparison Tool

Our recent Client Alert discusses that on April 4, 2024, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published an order staying the final climate-related disclosure rules[1] pending completion of judicial review of the consolidated legal challenges in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Notwithstanding the stay

Continue Reading SEC Pauses Climate-Related Disclosure Rules Amid Legal Challenges

On March 6, 2024, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted to adopt final rules requiring disclosure of climate-related information in registration statements and annual reports, by both domestic registrants and foreign private issuers. The final rules are comprehensive, detailed, and intended to encourage consistent comparable, and reliable disclosure of climate-related information.Continue Reading Webinar Recording Now Available | The SEC’s Climate-Related Disclosure Rules

Our recent Client Alert discusses the order issued late last week by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, temporarily staying the SEC’s new climate-related disclosure rules. In light of this development, we have moved our webinar to next week. It will now be held on Wednesday

Continue Reading Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Stays the SEC’s New Climate-Related Disclosure Rules; Updated Climate-Related Rules Webinar Date

Last summer, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted final rules requiring annual disclosure by public companies regarding cybersecurity risk management, strategy, and governance, and current disclosure about material cybersecurity incidents. Companies must comply with the annual disclosure requirements beginning with annual reports for fiscal years ending on or after December 15, 2023. Therefore, calendar year-end companies are subject to and have begun filing the new disclosures.Continue Reading Snapshot: Form 10-K Cybersecurity Disclosures

On February 28, 2024, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published notice of an open meeting to be held on Wednesday, March 6, 2024, to consider whether to adopt rules to require public companies to disclose certain climate-related information in their registration statements and annual reports.

Continue Reading SEC Set to Vote on Climate Change Disclosure Rules on March 6