Loeb & Loeb’s Corporate Governance Practice helps our clients fulfill their obligations and responsibilities to investors and confront the heightened scrutiny of corporate leadership in today’s sensitive regulatory environment. We employ a multidisciplinary approach – drawing on our experts in corporate and capital markets, employment and labor, internal investigations, e-discovery and records management, insurance, and litigation – to assist companies, boards of directors, board committees and independent directors with a range of policy, compliance, transactional and investigative matters.
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We advise clients on the full spectrum of corporate governance and risk management issues, including:
- Compliance with Dodd-Frank, Sarbanes-Oxley, and other SEC and stock exchange rules and regulations
- Development of best practices, policies and procedures, including those for boards of directors, board committees and independent directors
- Delineation of the role of special committees in sensitive transactional matters
- Identification of and coordination with experts in accounting and other specialized areas
- Compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
- Crisis management
When contemplating potential acquisitions or investments, companies must consider many critical factors. We help our clients uncover and assess the hidden risks and exposures associated with new business relationships. Throughout the diligence and evaluation process, we maintain continuous communication with our clients to highlight risks, strategies and opportunities for additional leverage in negotiation.
Today, the SEC and a myriad of federal and state laws subject public companies and their management to civil enforcement and possible criminal prosecution. We help clients protect their businesses by implementing comprehensive compliance policies and procedures that can preempt, detect and deter business crimes, internal irregularities and malfeasance early enough to avoid or reduce potential loss. We are also able to proactively develop strategic responses to proposed regulations, rule changes and new laws, and provide informed counsel to clients across a variety of industries impacted by increasingly stringent and evolving governmental and regulatory requirements.
If wrongdoing is detected or suspected, we conduct internal or independent investigations to help our clients determine the scope of the issue and to resolve the matter or prepare for and deal with regulatory scrutiny. We have conducted major investigations of fraud, embezzlement and other business crimes, and team members have served as or represented court-appointed trustees, independent board committees, monitors and receivers of entities victimized by fraud. When an investigation reveals misconduct, we help minimize any damage and assist the company in bringing equitable or monetary claims against those responsible in order to obtain the best possible recovery for the company.
Our attorneys have years of experience dealing with the SEC in both adversarial and cooperative capacities, and a number of our team members have significant governmental experience, including serving as assistant U.S. Attorneys and in law enforcement positions in various federal agencies and departments. As a result, we are well positioned to provide strong, thorough and knowledgeable representation to our clients.