Irina Yevmenenko

Counsel, New York

Biography

Overview

Irina Yevmenenko is counsel in the Firm's Capital Markets Practice Group concentrating on representing US-domestic and non-US publicly traded companies in connection with a broad range of compliance issues and regulatory requirements, including ongoing compliance obligations under US securities laws, listing requirements of the major US exchanges and general corporate governance matters.

Irina regularly counsels clients with respect to preparation of periodic reports on Forms 10-K, 20-F, and 10-Q, current reports on Forms 8-K and 6-K, proxy statements and all aspects of annual shareholders' meetings, Form S-8 filings and related prospectus delivery requirements and participant communications, and insider reports pursuant to, and compliance with the requirements of, Section 16 and Section 13 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. She also assists clients in responding to formal and informal inquiries of the SEC Staff, including responding to SEC comments in connection with various filings, preparing and submitting SEC no-action letters in connection with shareholder proposals, and responding to FINRA inquiries.

Irina also counsels management, boards of directors and board committees of public companies in connection with best and evolving corporate governance practices and trends, the listing standards of the major U.S. stock exchanges, director independence, conflicts of interests, disclosure controls and procedures and internal controls, auditor independence, and policies of the proxy advisors, such as ISS and Glass Lewis. Irina regularly assists clients in preparation and review of board committee charters, corporate codes and policies, general corporate initiatives and issues, such as insider trading policies, disclosure policies, Rule 10b5-1 executive trading plans, corporate share repurchase programs, and shareholder activism issues. Irina’s practice also focuses on executive compensation and employee benefits related issues, including related disclosure and filing requirements.

Bars and Courts
New Jersey State Bar
New York State Bar
US District Court for the District of New Jersey
Education
JD
University of Pennsylvania
Certificate in Business and Public Policy
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
BS
Cornell University
Languages
English
Russian

Experience

Irina's recent and ongoing representations include advising the following US-domestic and non-US public companies, among others, on securities law compliance and disclosure matters and general corporate and governance issues:

  • Allot Communications Ltd.
  • Caesarstone Sdot-Yam Ltd.
  • Calpine Corporation
  • Echostar Corporation
  • Ethan Allen Global, Inc.
  • Hess Corporation
  • JetBlue Airways Corporation
  • Luxoft Holding, Inc.
  • Newmont Mining Corporation
  • ReWalk Robotics Ltd.
  • SodaStream International Ltd.
  • Tufin Software Technologies Ltd.
  • Qatar Investment Authority
Publications

Co-author, "Virtual Shareholder Meetings: Considerations", The Corporate Governance Advisor, a Wolters Kluwer publication, July/August 2017

Co-author, "Certain Considerations Relating to Virtual Shareholder Meetings", Corporation, a Wolters Kluwer publication, May 1, 2017

Co-author, "Earnings Releases and Earnings Calls," Practical Law Journal, October 2011

Co-author, "Who is Overseeing the Proxy Advisors?," Bloomberg Corporate Law Journal, Fall 2008

 

Awards and Recognition

The Legal Aid Society 2016 Pro Bono Publico Awards Honoree

Pro Bono Roll, White & Case, 2008–2012

Empire State Counsel Honoree for Pro Bono, NY State Bar Association, 2008