SEC Compliance, Disclosure & Litigation Update

May 25, 2011

SEC Practice Series Complimentary Webinar

Archived media:

  • Presentation slideshow (PDF)

Lawyers of McGuireWoods’ SEC practice group provide an informative discussion of securities law developments, as well as guidance on disclosure and litigation matters.

Compensation Committee Independence Requirements
G. William Tysse & Meredith Sanderlin Thrower, McGuireWoods LLP
A discussion of the proposed rules directing stock exchanges to adopt new listing standards setting minimum independence requirements for compensation committee members, in accordance with parameters set by the SEC.

Disclosure of Loss Contingencies
James M. Anderson III, McGuireWoods LLP
William T. Bishop, Jr., Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers

A discussion of the SEC staff’s focus on disclosures of loss contingencies and the background and status of FASB’s proposed change to the financial statement disclosure requirements for loss contingencies.

Materiality Standards – Matrixx Initiatives, Inc. v. Siracusano
David H. Pankey, McGuireWoods LLP

A discussion of the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Matrixx, which rejected a “bright line” test for materiality and held that the existing “total mix” of information standard could be satisfied in the absence of statistically significant evidence of a causal link between adverse event reports and the issuer’s product.

Galleon – Impact on Insider Trading Cases
Robert Plotkin, McGuireWoods LLP
A discussion of the basis for probable appeals in the Galleon case, and the future implications of that conviction upon white collar investigations and charges.

Moderated by LaTisha S. Owens, Senior Counsel, McGuireWoods LLP

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