Public Company Innovation Hub

Resources for forward-thinking board members and leaders of US-listed public companies

Cooley D+O

A powerful digital platform built by Cooley that allows companies to work collaboratively with their Cooley team and their directors and officers to manage and complete the annual D&O questionnaire process entirely online, on the same platform. Say goodbye to outdated paper forms and boost efficiency, reduce administrative overhead, and embrace a tailored experience with Cooley D+O.

Comp Talks Series – International and Cross-Border Compensation Issues

This monthly series will feature interactive sessions designed to update company decisionmakers about recent events in the executive compensation and employee benefits arena and prepare them for potential upcoming compensation-related hurdles. Cooley partners Alessandra Murata, Paula Holland and Nicola Squire, as well as Heather Marshall, senior director of executive compensation at Willis Towers Watson, will cover the effect of recent regulatory and market conditions on performance incentives, compensation issues arising in cross-border M&A transactions, and the unique challenges of granting equity awards on a global scale, spanning from Latin America and Asia to the UK, Australia and Canada.

December 13, 2023

New California Rules for Climate Claims and Goals: What To Expect From the Surprisingly Broad AB 1305

Join us for an insightful webinar as we unpack AB 1305. During this session, Cooley practitioners will examine the core provisions of AB 1305, analyze potential challenges in its interpretation and application, and highlight litigation risks that organizations and individuals may encounter. Topics to be covered include understanding AB 1305 and its significance within the California legal landscape, interpretation and application hurdles, approaches for venture capital funds, and strategies for mitigating enforcement and litigation risks and ensuring compliance.

SEC Adopts Amendments to Beneficial Ownership Reporting Rules: What Investors Need to Know

On October 10, 2023, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted amendments to Regulation 13D – G under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (Exchange Act), which govern the beneficial ownership reporting requirements of a person acquiring more than 5% beneficial ownership of a voting class of equity securities registered under Section 12 of the Exchange Act.

Public Companies Update – November One-Minute Reads

Learn about the appeals court order directing the Securities and Exchange Commission to repair share repurchase rules, plus the SEC’s charges against a CISO and an unauthorized stock repurchase program, climate disclosure developments, Corp Fin’s new intake system for no-action requests, and a report highlighting trends in cybersecurity breach disclosures.

Apples, Oranges and Lemonade: Pursuing Multiple Strategic Alternatives in the Public Company Boardroom

Now more than ever public company boards and management teams are actively progressing multiple strategic opportunities at the same time in order time in order to maximize the speed and likelihood of executing a successful strategy all while maintaining optionality. The parallel pursuit of multiple opportunities requires deep understanding and the balancing of separate business rationales, timelines, potential hurdles and fiduciary considerations for directors. The Cooley team has put together 13 principles to help directors and management teams of public companies listed in the U.S. navigate their options in today’s climate.

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