Public Company Advisory | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice

Public Company Advisory

About

Our public company clients face continuously evolving regulatory requirements, legal obligations and corporate governance challenges and trends. We advise US and non-US public companies on their day-to-day affairs, crisis and other special situations and all aspects of their compliance with the US securities laws and the listing requirements of the major US exchanges. We focus exclusively on public company representation and assist our clients with respect to, among other things:

  • Exchange Act reporting
  • Materiality and disclosure determinations
  • Proxy statement review
  • Shareholder proposals and activism
  • Corporate governance best practices
  • NYSE/NASDAQ governance requirements
  • Director independence
  • Auditor independence
  • Executive compensation
  • Insider trading issues
  • Rule 10b5-1 trading plans
  • Employee-related securities law matters
  • ISS/Glass Lewis reports
  • Annual meeting matters
  • Share repurchases (including ASRs)
  • Board and committee materials
  • D&O indemnification and insurance
  • SEC comment letter process
  • Charter/by-law review
  • Management succession
  • Crisis management
  • FINRA trading reviews
  • Rule 144
  • Schedule 13D/13G
  • Section 16
  • In-house "boot camp" training

Our clients range in size and maturity from newly public to mature companies and small cap companies to global Fortune 500 companies. 

We work with partners across White & Case in a range of disciplines that focus on assisting public companies.  This work often includes preparatory and risk mitigation efforts in the following areas:

  • Antitrust
  • Arbitration
  • Data privacy and cybersecurity
  • Employment, compensation and benefits
  • Environmental compliance
  • Financial restructuring and insolvency
  • Intellectual property
  • Investigations and enforcement
  • Liability management
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Securities and commercial litigation
  • Tax