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

Public Company Advisory


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:

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