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Upcoming Webinars

COVID-19 considerations for SEC reporting companies

The COVID-19 pandemic has raised a number of issues specific to public companies that file reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Among the issues impacted by COVID-19 that we will discuss in this webcast will be:

  • Risk factors and forward-looking information disclosures
  • Other SEC disclosure topics
  • Earnings releases, earnings calls and guidance
  • Considerations for correcting or updating disclosures
  • Regulation FD issues
  • Insider trading and share repurchase issues
  • Shareholder meeting logistics
  • SEC filing deadline relief
  • SEC comment period extensions
Tuesday, April 7, 2020 1 p.m. EDT  

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Past Webinars

SEC and FASB Developments

During this session, we will discuss the learnings from SEC comments relating to the implementation of the revenue recognition and lease accounting standards.  We also will discuss trends relating to critical audit matters, or CAMs.  Looking ahead, we will discuss the CECL standard and accounting issues to consider as a result of the phase-out of LIBOR.  In addition, we will discuss SEC guidance relating to key performance indicators, or KPIs, and the continued focus on the use of non-GAAP financial measures, as well as the SEC’s proposed amendments to MD&A.

Thursday, March 26, 2020
1 p.m. EDT

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LIBOR – What to do now

Please join us for a discussion of the upcoming cessation of LIBOR quotations and the market’s transition to the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR).  On Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 1 p.m. EST, we will discuss what market participants should expect to see in 2020, including:

  • promulgation of spread adjustment methodologies by ISDA and the ARRC
  • publication of SOFR averages
  • loans priced at a rate based on SOFR
  • regulatory demands
  • a possible legislative solution

After this session, attendees will:

  • Understand the implications of the transition away from LIBOR and its market impact.
  • Understand spread adjustment methodologies and loans priced at rates based on SOFR.
  • Understand the increased regulatory demands that may arise as well as possible legislative solutions to the problem.

*CLE is approved or in the process of approval for 60 minutes of CLE credit.  The type of credit requested is General/Skills.  The type of credit allowed is determined by the state governing MCLE Board.  If you are licensed in New York, this content is appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys.  Although this content is appropriate for all New York attorneys, newly admitted attorneys cannot earn CLE credit for the completion of the course when presented via webinar or webcast.

Please Note: Recordings of CLE webinars do not qualify for CLE credit.  This program may be available as a LexisNexis CLE On-Demand program at a later date at www.lexisnexis.com/university.

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CLE* Webinar Preparing for Proxy and Annual Reporting Season

It’s time to get ready for the 2020 proxy and annual reporting season. Advance preparations are key to producing proxy statements and annual reports that not only comply with disclosure requirements but also serve as tools for shareholder engagement.

Join our experts for a free CLE* webinar:

Title: Preparing for the US Proxy and Annual Reporting Season
Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Time: 1 p.m. EST

After this session, you’ll be able to:

  •  Understand the disclosure requirements for Critical Audit Matters, hedging, ESG, pay ratio and other compensation matters, and more.
  • Understand disclosure amendments impacting annual reports
  •  Counsel clients on SEC guidance and process for shareholder proposals
  • Identify shareholder proposal trends

Plus, when you attend the webcast, you’ll get a copy of our new 2020 10-K and Proxy prep checklists!

Speakers:

Anna T. Pinedo
Partner, Mayer Brown LLP

Laura D. Richman
Counsel, Mayer Brown LLP

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CLE* Webinar: Medium-Term Note Programs

Offer debt securities efficiently and fast with Medium-term Note (MTN) programs.

Our experts will discuss these continuous offering programs and their unique documentation (rather than benchmark underwritten offerings). And most MTN programs have the ability to offer debt securities with maturities of more than 270 days to up to 30 years.

Attend our upcoming free CLE* webinar, Medium-Term Note Programs, (1 p.m. EST – Tuesday, November 12, 2019) to learn about:

  • Registered MTN programs and exempt MTN programs
  • Diligence procedures, distributors and dealers
  • Documentation
  • DTC issues, and
  • Staff Legal Bulletin No. 19 and opinions

Speakers:

 David Bakst
Partner, Mayer Brown LLP

 
Bradley Berman
Counsel, Mayer Brown LLP

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Liability Management Transactions: Debt Repurchases & Exchanges

Across many industry sectors, issuers evaluate potential liability management transactions, which can range from debt repurchases to tender or exchange offers. And as they evaluate their LIBOR-based exposures in light of the phase out of the benchmark rate, many are considering the possibility of a consent solicitation.

In some cases, no-action letter relief may provide issuers and their advisers with greater flexibility for tender offers for non-convertible debt securities, including non-investment grade debt securities.

View our webinar, Liability Management Transactions: Debt Repurchases & Exchanges, for a discussion on:

  • Disclosure issues and handling material non-public information
  • Structuring repurchases to avoid the application of the tender offer rules
  • The tender offer rules
  • No-action letter relief for non-convertible debt securities
  • Consent solicitations
  • Court decisions relating to the Trust Indenture Act
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The impact of CAMs & lease accounting; best practices for your disclosures

Learn from senior practitioners as they provide insight and analysis on how issuers are preparing for Critical Audit Matter (CAM) requirements and possible best practices that should be pursued. The panel will explore the possible impact of CAM requirements on issuer/shareholder relationships and managing shareholder expectations.

Our experts will also shine a light on the early adopters of the lease accounting standard as we take a look at recent Comment Letters, SEC Staff guidance and interpretation, best practices from early reporters and whether there are early indicators of potential challenges.

After this session, you will be able to:

  • Understand what issuers are doing to prepare for Critical Audit Matter requirements and Identify key considerations around CAMS
  • Prepare for the possible impact of CAM requirements on issuer/shareholder relationships.
  • Understand how the SEC is responding to early adopters of the Lease Accounting Standard

Date: Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Time: 01:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Duration: 1 hour

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