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Corporate Governance & Compliance
ANTICIPATE THE CURVES IN A RAPIDLY EVOLVING CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND COMPLIANCE ENVIRONMENT WITH DORSEY’S SEASONED TEAM. 

Overview

All businesses today face high-stakes compliance and complex corporate governance issues.  Public companies must also satisfy extensive disclosure obligations and respond to increasing shareholder activism.  Evolving laws and regulations, coupled with increased scrutiny from investors on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, have created a complex environment for companies and their Boards of Directors and management.

Dorsey regularly guides clients through these challenges, providing the right governance, disclosure and compliance strategies to fit their size, stage of development, business and industry.  We track the latest developments, trends and best practices and provide the practical advice you need to govern your business with confidence. 

Our team represents over 75 public companies in the full range of SEC and stock exchange reporting and compliance obligations, and many more public and private companies in a broader range of corporate governance matters.  These clients range from emerging companies to brands recognized worldwide covering a variety of industries, and include businesses that have relied on our counsel for decades.  Our breadth of experience helps us to focus on governance that is “right sized” for the client and takes into account the company’s specific circumstances and goals.  

In addition, with experience advising clients on both sides of governance battles with shareholder activists, we can bring important insights to a company’s potential vulnerabilities and defenses.  While corporate Boards of Directors have been under pressure from shareholders and proxy advisory firms to take certain governance actions, they must also ensure that their governance structure allows them to deal with takeover attempts or other activist campaigns in a way that protects long-term shareholder value.

Members of our team serve as frequent authors and presenters on these topics and Dorsey hosts annual webinars on preparing for the public company reporting season and shareholder proposals. We also post frequent updates to the Governance & Compliance Insider Blog, which tracks the latest developments, rulemaking, trends and best practices in compliance, corporate governance and disclosure. More information about these resources is available here:

Additional information about our specific capabilities in the governance and compliance arenas appears below. 

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Representative Clients
Our team represents over 75 public companies in the full range of SEC and stock exchange reporting and compliance obligations, and many more public and private companies in a broader range of corporate governance matters.  These clients include U.S. and foreign private issuers and range from emerging companies to brands recognized worldwide covering a variety of industries.  

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Kimberley Anderson
Practice Group Co-Chair

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