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  • Public Companies Update – September One-Minute Reads 

    Learn about the Securities and Exchange Commission’s strategic plan for the next four years, crypto insider trading charges, SEC Chair Gary Gensler's comments on the Sarbanes-Oxley Act's policy effects, ESG and executive compensation, Glass Lewis' 2022 proxy season review, the Inflation Reduction Act, and SEC comment letter trends.

  • 2022 US Corporate Governance Survey: Part 2 

    Insider Trading Policies and Procedures

    Cooley is conducting a multipart survey series designed to provide insights and best practices on key corporate governance topics, practices and market trends. Check out the latest the results and key takeaways from Part 2 of the survey series, which focused on insider trading policies and procedures.

  • Public Companies Update – August One-Minute Reads 

    Learn about the Securities and Exchange Commission’s new proxy voting advice rules, amendments to shareholder proposal rules, and insider trading charges involving digital assets, plus Spencer Stuart’s nominating/governance survey, SCOTUS updates, Deloitte’s examination of board oversight related to cybersecurity, and Nasdaq’s diversity matrix disclosure deadline.

  • [Video] Board Diversity 

    Public Company Conversations

    Listen in as Cooley partners Calise Cheng and Chad Mills discuss the newest trends in diversity disclosures and the future of board diversity at public companies.

  • Public Companies Update – July One-Minute Reads 

    Learn about the Securities and Exchange Commission’s spring 2022 agenda, an insider trading charge highlighting remote work risks, and updated electronic filing requirements, as well as Georgeson’s early proxy season review, Vanguard’s perspective on ‘say on climate’ proposals, and The Conference Board’s report on diversity and environmental, social and governance (ESG) expertise.

  • Public Companies Update – June One-Minute Reads 

    Learn about a Securities and Exchange Commission committee’s discussion of climate and SPAC proposals, SEC staff comments on non-GAAP adjustments in collaboration agreements, a California court striking down the state’s board gender diversity statute, and how ESG incentives are on the rise. Plus, you can take our PubCo client survey.

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  • Privacy Talks Series <br> Fintech, Payments and Privacy 

    Previously Recorded

    In this monthly webinar series, Cooley practitioners provide guidance and best practices for managing data protection-related issues. This session focuses on the 10 things you should know about navigating the privacy and regulatory landscape.

  • ESG Forum 2022 

    Alongside panelists from the American College Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics in Financial Services and the New York State Bar Association’s International Section, Cooley partner Brad Goldberg examines the rapidly evolving landscape of corporate environmental, social and governance reporting, including the intersection of mandatory and voluntary disclosure regimes.

  • IPO Panel & Fireside Chat 

    Cooley partner David Peinsipp and industry leaders from Deloitte, JPMorgan, The Blueshirt Group and Nasdaq take a deep dive into capital markets, internal risk, listings and legal considerations, followed by a fireside chat with the chief financial officers of HashiCorp and Samsara.

  • Observations from the Frontlines: Going Public 

    In this webinar hosted by PwC, Cooley partner Matthew Dubofsky addresses going public in a volatile market with geopolitical uncertainty and newly proposed regulatory requirements.

  • Cybersecurity Law: A View from the Front Lines 

    Cooley partner Travis LeBlanc explores recent developments in cybersecurity law, offering pragmatic advice on compliance and litigation strategy, as well as big picture insights on the direction of US cybersecurity policy.

  • Spotlight on the EU’s New Sustainability Measures 


    In this rapid-fire session, the Cooley products team provides an overview of the European Union’s newest legislative proposals, potential challenges that they may face, and what to expect from the Circular Economy Package II, which is due to be adopted in July 2022.

  • How to Win Trade Secret Battles Before They Start: Protecting Your Information Flow 

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    In this webinar, Cooley lawyers focus on the steps companies should take to protect their trade secrets and guard against misappropriation claims, as well as recent developments in trade secret law.

  • The Way the Whistle Blows 

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    Cooley partners, along with leading technology company representatives, dissect whistleblower trends and examine where US, European Union and UK regulators are likely to focus attention. Company representatives also discuss why implementation of innovative tech-backed whistleblower programs as internal control is vital to handle complaints, identify and anticipate patterns, mitigate risk for employees and employers, and prepare companies for regulatory inquiries.

  • Panel Discussion on the UK NSI Act 

    Spotlight on the new UK national security screening regime

    The UK National Security and Investment Act (NSI Act) went into force on 4 January 2022, introducing a stand-alone investment screening regime with a mandatory filing for transactions falling within the scope of certain regulations and granting the government powers to investigate transactions on national security grounds. Lord Callanan, business minister responsible for act implementation, joins to discuss the regime.

  • The Lawyer – Demystifying Digital Signatures 

    In this recorded session, panelists discuss the different types of digital signatures and their most common use cases, the role and function of the trust service provider, and trends in digital signature law.

  • ERA's 2022 Annual Conference on European Data Protection Law 

    Academy of European Law

    Cooley partner Patrick Van Eecke is among the speakers at the ERA’s Annual Conference on European Data Protection Law, which provides legal practitioners and data protection specialists with an update and guidance on new data protection rules.

  • Directors Forum Conference – Directors, Management and Shareholders in Dialogue 

    Cooley is proud to be an affiliate sponsor of the 17th annual Directors Forum Conference, which is brought to you by the Corporate Directors Forum and the Berkeley Center for Law and Business. Attendees will hear from directors, investors, management teams and corporate governance thought leaders regarding challenges and potential solutions in key areas such as supply chain, disruptive technologies, cyber ransom and artificial intelligence, as well as human capital management.

  • IP-Con 2022: An Annual Symposium for the Progress of Science and Useful Arts 

    Sponsored by Cooley, the three-day McCarthy Institute’s inaugural IP-Con 2022 – An Annual Symposium for the Progress of Science and Useful Arts – brings together brand owners, trademark attorneys and public policymakers to discuss pressing issues in trademark law.

  • Delaware Expands Use of Directors and Officers Captive Insurance 

    In February 2022, the Delaware General Corporation Law was amended to expressly allow the use of captive insurance companies to fund a Delaware corporation’s directors and officers insurance coverage. In this recorded event, Cooley lawyers provide an overview of insurance captives, formation and management, and how they can be used to help manage risk and, in some circumstances, create a source of revenue.

  • Digital Health Innovation Summit – West 

    Cooley is the lead sponsor of the inaugural Digital Healthcare Innovation Summit – West, which is a two-day forum for the top innovators, investors, payers, providers and policymakers driving the digital health revolution.

  • Privacy Talks Series <br>US Compliance Journey 2022 – CPRA Roadmap 

    Previously Recorded

    Cooley practitioners provide guidance and best practices for managing data protection-related issues in this monthly webinar series. This session focuses on the 10 things you should know about data protection laws in the United States.

  • Preparing for and Winning Medical Device Patent Litigation 

    Previously Recorded

    Cooley IP litigators provide guidance to help your company prepare for and prevail in patent litigation in the medical device and diagnostics field – including best practices for offensive and defensive litigation matters, as well as thoughts on navigating transactions during pending litigation.

  • Life Sciences in the Antitrust Hot Seat –<br> Trends and Guidance 

    Previously Recorded

    The US is seeing a substantial shift in the way politicians, government agencies and private plaintiffs approach antitrust enforcement – and life sciences companies are right in the crosshairs. Cooley antitrust thought leaders discuss key trends and strategies for navigating the changing enforcement landscape.

  • Digital Health Investment Trends & 2022 Outlook 

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    In this Cooley Healthtech Talks webinar, leading venture capitalists give their digital health investments trends and predictions for 2022, and share their investment outlook and advice for entrepreneurs who are fundraising.

  • Preparing to Go Public: Key Considerations for Life Sciences + Healthcare Companies 

    Life Sciences & Healthcare Innovation Program

    As with any big milestone, going public requires significant preparation – and can present traps for the unwary. Join Cooley partners Sean Clayton and Kristin VanderPas for a discussion of key factors life sciences and healthcare companies should consider as they prepare to go public in the US.

  • Incident Response Forum<br> Ransomware 2022 

    The only conference of its kind, this one-day event focuses on the field of incident response and ransomware attacks, with each session geared specifically for the legal and compliance professionals who have emerged as critical players during the aftermath of ransomware attacks.

  • Virtual Fireside Chat with FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks 


    In this virtual fireside chat, former FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell – now a Cooley partner and co-leader of the firm’s global communications practice – discusses current business and public policy issues affecting all aspects of the telecommunications, media and technology sectors with FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks.

  • SEC Reporting Skills Workshop 2022 

    A webinar series

    Check out Cooley’s SEC reporting skills workshop webinar series to dive into the particulars of drafting various SEC disclosures, identified common pitfalls to avoid and offered practical guidance for today's dynamic reporting environment.

  • [Video] SEC Reporting Workshop - Session 1: Preparing an EGC Proxy Statement 

    This session covers the nuts and bolts of preparing proxy disclosure for emerging growth companies, including compensation-related disclosures, as well as the role of proxy advisory firms and key considerations in preparing for an annual meeting.

  • Preparing for the Trademark Modernization Act and CASE Act 

    In this session, Cooley lawyers discuss how companies should be prepared to benefit from sweeping changes to US trademark and copyright law, as well as the risks that those changes may present.

  • CLE Speaker Series<br>Privacy and Cyber Landscape: What to Expect in 2022 

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    The privacy and cybersecurity landscape has transformed significantly in recent years, with more change to come. Several US state privacy laws have been passed, and there have been significant developments in the UK and European Union. We'll walk you through the laws, covering what to expect and how to prepare.

  • CLE Speaker Series<br>Arbitration 360 – What Companies Need to Know About International, Domestic and Consumer Mass Arbitration 

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    This session provides an overview of topics in international and domestic arbitration, including when companies should consider arbitration and how to draft an effective arbitration clause. Topics include seat, confidentiality, managing time and costs, best practices and avoiding pitfalls. The session ends by examining business-to-consumer arbitration clauses and mass arbitration, including ways to manage risk and protocols.

  • CLE Speaker Series<br>Specialty Credits Day 

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    This three-hour session provides a unique chance to get CLE credits in three specialty areas – competency, ethics and elimination of bias – to ensure that you’re ready for the challenges of 2022.

  • Life as a Public Panel and Fireside Chat 

    Cooley partner Brad Goldberg, along with leaders from Deloitte, Nasdaq and The Blueshirt Group, addresses investor relations, as well as regulation and legal expectations for newly public companies. There’s also a fireside chat with Biomea Fusion CFO Franco Valle.

  • WEBINAR<br>Web-Scraping From the EU, UK and US Perspective 

    Cooley lawyers Joanne Elieli, Andrew Linch, James Maton, Guadalupe Sampedro and David Wittenstein explore the widespread practice of web-scraping – the automated collection of data from websites – from the perspectives of the European Union, the UK and the US.

  • WEBINAR<br>The Impact of Foreign Investment Screening Regimes on M&A Transactions 

    A Focus on the New UK Regime, with Key Learnings from  the US CFIUS Regime
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    Recent years have seen a proliferation of foreign investment screening and control regimes worldwide, and with them, heightened government scrutiny of foreign investment transactions. Implementation of foreign direct investment regimes has accelerated as national governments broaden their conceptions of national security issues and seek to protect an expansive range of industries and technologies.

  • Comp Talks Series<br>Executive “Mega Grants” (Large, One-Time, Multiyear Equity Awards) 

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    In this Comp Talks webcast session, Cooley practitioners and industry leaders discuss the latest compensation trends and strategies, as well as the challenges that public companies face when balancing legal, tax and disclosure requirements with practical business needs.

  • Comp Talks Series <br> Incorporating ESG Metrics Into Compensation Programs 

    Previously Recorded

    In this Comp Talks webcast session, we cover the concerns and possible challenges for public companies considering tying a portion of executive compensation to environmental, social and governance (ESG) targets, and provides advice on designing, implementing and disclosing such compensation arrangements.

  • Reimagining a Post-Pandemic Workplace 

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    Employers under pressure to create and implement return-to-work policies and procedures need to consider where they are going before they decide how to get there – and this webinar provides a structured way to think through these issues while preparing for the future of your workplace.

  • Are You Ready for the Next Cyberattack? 

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    Cyberattacks are on the rise, with nearly every industry now facing cyber risk as attackers become adept at preying on users’ vulnerabilities through innovative social-engineering scams and other exposures. As company systems become more interconnected and dependent on third-party technologies, potential ripple effects of an attack have expanded considerably, while threat actors continue increasing amounts demanded from cyber extortion efforts.

  • The Tech M&A Bounceback 

    Previously Recorded

    Axios and Cooley hosted a virtual event on new dealmaking in tech M&A, and discussed the future of the market and how innovative teams are getting things done.

  • IP Basics and Portfolio Strategies for the Pharmaceutical and Biotech Industry 

    Life Sciences & Healthcare Innovation Program – Previously Recorded

    Experienced Cooley intellectual property attorneys explain foundational concepts for developing robust and cost-effective patent portfolios in various product development and life cycle management scenarios.

  • The Deal: Corporate Governance 2020: Balancing ESG, Sustainability and Growth 

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    Cooley partner Ian Nussbaum participated on a panel with a roster of senior executives, institutional investors and corporate advisers reviewing the ever-changing transformations underway at index and hedge funds, and evaluating the implications for when corporate boards and management teams are targeted.

  • Global Words of Wisdom – Employees Working From Anywhere 

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    The flexibility and freedom that comes with location independence can be deeply appealing to your employees, but just how practical are these arrangements, and how can you as an employer meet your cross-border compliance obligations?

  • Privacy Enforcement in Europe: Lessons Learned from Competition Enforcement in the EU and US 

    Previously Recorded

    Cooley lawyers discuss the similarities between privacy and competition enforcement in the European Union and US, with a focus on practical insights gained from recent competition cases to help companies prepare for potential privacy enforcement investigations and actions, including dawn raids in Europe.

  • Keeping Up and Staying Ahead of the Global Privacy Landscape 

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    Cooley partner Adam Connolly serves as a panelist for this global overview of regulatory developments and data protection legislation, as well as the European Union General Data Protection Regulation-centric approach of many data protection laws.

  • CCPA Litigation Is Here – Are You Ready? 

    Previously Recorded

    Cooley’s cyber/data/privacy team will help your in-house team understand potential California Consumer Privacy Act litigation risks and reduce your litigation exposure.

  • WEBINAR <br>EU and AI: Navigating the European Approach 

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    Members of Cooley’s cyber/data/privacy, product compliance & product liability and technology transactions teams look at the European Union’s approach to artificial intelligence and discuss how product manufacturers, suppliers and other stakeholders can thrive during the fourth industrial revolution.

  • WEBINAR <br>M&A Dealmakers Roundtable: Insights on the Life Sciences M&A Market 

    Previously Recorded

    Seasoned dealmakers discuss the steps and strategies for public and private life sciences companies to take early on to set themselves up for a successful exit down the road.

  • ALM General Counsel Conference Midwest 

    Cooley partners Bobby Earles and Erin Kirchner were among the speakers at the General Counsel Conference Midwest (formerly known as SuperConference), which for 20+ years has been the premier event in the industry by delivering key insights and practical solutions that today’s general counsel need to manage and better leverage C-suite relationships, successfully overcome a litigation crisis and much more.

  • 2022 Garrett Institute Update 

On-demand tools and resources prepared for forward-thinking board members and leaders of US-listed public companies.

2022 US Corporate Governance Survey: Part 1

Key takeaways and results from our survey series on corporate governance topics, practices and market trends

2022 US Corporate Governance Survey: Part 2

Key takeaways and results from our survey series on corporate governance topics, practices and market trends

Director overboarding policies

Summary of the director overboarding policies of proxy advisory firms Glass Lewis, Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS), and certain institutional investors

2023 Financial Staleness and Filing Guide

This calendar provides both the filing deadlines for key SEC reports and the dates on which financial statements in prospectuses and proxy statements must be updated before use.

2022 SEC filing deadlines

US Securities and Exchange Commission filing deadlines for companies based on fiscal year-end

Triggering events for Form 8-K guide

Thinking ahead and spotting triggering events for Form 8-K

SEC Reporting Workshop 2022

Practical guidance for drafting various SEC disclosures

Comp Talks Series key takeaways

Practical guidance on making compensation decisions that will motivate your workforce and can be confidently and effectively explained to all stakeholders

AboveBoard partnership

Providing our clients and trusted business partners with access to diverse senior executives to help you create a diverse board of directors

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