US 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.

Our Public Company Advisory Group (PCAG) is at the forefront of all issues to keep clients informed of recent and pending developments and strategic trends in securities, corporate governance and executive compensation advisory.

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


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Highly regarded: Corporate Governance
Legal 500 US, 2021 - 2024

"They are really experts in the corporate governance matters, they work by the client times and needs."

"The team is client-oriented and very clear in their legal opinions."

"White & Case represents complex public companies and their expertise in foreign private issuers is a huge positive. They are solutions oriented and very practical with their advice."+

"The team is able to package their strong command of corporate governance laws and regulations, and emerging trends in the area, into actionable advice crafted with proper consideration for our company’s commercial realities."

The Legal 500 US 2024 - Corporate Governance