It is once again time to prepare for proxy and annual report season. Companies will have to weigh various considerations this upcoming proxy season, including the objectives of new leadership at the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), reporting obligations relating to human capital and environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters, and, of course, discussing in various contexts the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in a company’s filings.
Join us for a free Intelligize webinar and learn from industry experts in, Preparing for the 2022 US Proxy & Annual Reporting Season (December 8, 2021 at 1 p.m. EST) as they provide insight on issues impacting the 2022 proxy season.
Topics will include:
- Shareholder Proposals
- ESG matters
- Human Capital Management
- Board Diversity
- Virtual Meetings
- Compensation Disclosures
- Director and Officer Questionnaires
- Risk Factors
- Management’s Discussion and Analysis
- Electronic Signatures on SEC Filings
After this session, you will:
- Expand your awareness of key issues that companies should consider as they get ready for the upcoming proxy and annual reporting season
- Understand the requirements to produce proxy statements and annual reports to comply with disclosure requirements and serve as tools for shareholder engagement
- Understand reporting obligations relating to human capital and ESG matters
- Become familiar with objectives of new leadership at the SEC
- Understand the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic to the proxy and annual reporting requirements for public companies
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Jennifer Carlson is a Corporate & Securities partner in Mayer Brown’s Palo Alto office. Her practice focuses on capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate matters. She represents companies, investors, and underwriters in a wide variety of capital markets and finance transactions, including initial public, follow-on, and secondary equity offerings; investment grade, high yield, and convertible debt offerings; venture capital investments; and liability management transactions.
Jen also represents buyers and sellers in private and public mergers and acquisitions, tender offers, private equity investments, and other strategic transactions. In addition to her transactional practice, Jen counsels companies regarding securities law compliance, stock exchange listing requirements, fiduciary duties, corporate governance, and other matters.
Jen represents publicly traded and private companies, as well as the institutions and individuals that finance them, across a wide range of industries, including Financial Services (including FinTech); Life Sciences; Energy; Insurance (including InsurTech); Technology; Retail; and Hospitality and Leisure.
Jen earned her JD from Northwestern University School of Law.
Laura Richman’s wide-ranging corporate and securities practice has a strong focus on corporate governance issues and public disclosure obligations. Laura’s practice includes Securities and Exchange Commission reports, such as proxy statements and annual, quarterly and current reports. She advises on executive compensation disclosure, insider trading regulation and Dodd-Frank and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. Laura represents listed company clients with respect to stock exchange compliance matters. She advises clients on governance policies and other board and shareholder matters.
In addition, her practice includes representing clients on transactions such as securities offerings and mergers and acquisitions, as well as providing general securities, corporate, limited liability company and contract advice. Laura has practiced with Mayer Brown since 1981.
Laura earned her JD from the University of Chicago Law School.
Christina Thomas is a partner in Mayer Brown’s Washington DC and New York offices and a member of the Capital Markets practice. Christina represents US and foreign companies, investment banks and sponsors on securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) disclosure requirements, shareholder proposals, and ESG matters.
Christina is a former senior advisor at the SEC, serving most recently as Counsel to SEC Commissioner Elad L. Roisman. In that role, she provided legal counsel to the Commissioner on his consideration of policy, regulatory, and enforcement matters.
Christina earned her JD from New York Law School.