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

  • 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.

  • [Video] Cybersecurity Trends, Disclosure and Controls 

    Public Company Conversations

    Listen in as Cooley partners Jason Kent and Travis LeBlanc discuss recent trends in cybersecurity, with an eye toward issues of specific concern for public companies around disclosure and controls.

  • 2022 US Corporate Governance Survey: Part 1 

    Shareholder Engagement and Annual Meetings

    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 1 of the survey series, which focused on shareholder engagement and annual meeting matters.

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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.

  • The Way the Whistle Blows 

    Previously Recorded

    During this recorded session, Cooley partners and representatives from top technology companies dissect the latest whistleblower trends and where regulators from the US, the European Union and UK are likely to focus their attention.

  • Panel Discussion on the UK NSI Act 

    Spotlight on the new UK national security screening regime

    The UK National Security and Investment Act came fully into force in January 2022, and introduced a stand-alone investment screening regime in the UK with a new mandatory filing for transactions that fall within the scope of certain regulations.

  • 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.

  • Launch Strong: Strategies for Enforcing and Protecting Brands Prior to Commercialization 

    Previously Recorded

    Don’t wait until product launch to take steps to strengthen and protect the mark from potential infringers, counterfeiters, and future litigants. This presentation will cover tools and cost-effective strategies for enforcing and strengthening potential trademarks prior to launch.

  • 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.

  • Life Sciences & Healthcare Innovation Program 2022 

    Virtual series

    Cooley’s second annual Life Sciences & Healthcare Innovation Program series focuses on topics that matter most – resilience, family, leadership and inclusion – and offers programming featuring leading industry experts covering the most critical and timely issues, considerations, trends and developments affecting the life sciences and healthcare industry today.

  • Comp Talks Series<br>Post-Acquisition Integration Considerations – Tips and Traps 

    Previously recorded

    This session will focus on post-acquisition integration considerations, as well as tips and traps.

  • CLE Speaker Series<br>Specialty Credits Day 

    Previously Recorded

    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.

  • Berkeley Fall Forum on Corporate Governance 

    Previously Recorded – Presented by Cooley and the Berkeley Center for Law and Business

    This two-day hybrid conference features panel discussions, workshops and interviews on cutting-edge topics in corporate governance, M&A and business law.

  • WEBINAR SERIES <br> HR Network 2021 – What Every Employer Should Know About Noncompetes 

    Previously Recorded

    This program will update you on the status of noncompete laws in the Midwest, the mid-Atlantic states and the Northeast US, discuss recent cases and how they affect employers, and offer practical advice on hiring candidates from competitors and how to handle former employees joining competitors.

  • Reimagining a Post-Pandemic Workplace 

    Previously Recorded

    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? 

    Previously Recorded

    Join Cooley’s cyber/data/privacy and insurance team members as they walk through a cyberattack scenario, and give you insights on responding to a breach and maximizing your company’s insurance recovery.

  • 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 

    Previously Recorded

    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 

    Previously Recorded

    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 

    Previously Recorded

    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 

    Previously Recorded

    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.

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

2022 US Corporate Governance Survey

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

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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Securities Litigation + Enforcement Blog

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