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Best Lawyers in Germany 2025 Recognizes 23 Gibson Dunn Attorneys

Best Lawyers and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Germany 2025 recognized 23 Gibson Dunn attorneys, and 17 Gibson Dunn attorneys were recognized as leading lawyers in their respective practice areas.

Firm News | June 14, 2024

Gibson Dunn Environmental, Social and Governance Update (May 2024)

We are pleased to provide you with Gibson Dunn’s ESG update covering the following key developments during May 2024.

Client Alert | June 11, 2024

Gibson Dunn Earns 112 Top-Tier Rankings in Chambers USA 2024

In its 2024 edition, Chambers USA awarded Gibson Dunn 112 first-tier rankings, of which 36 were firm practice group rankings and 76 were individual lawyer rankings.

Firm News | June 6, 2024

Who’s Who Legal 2024 Recognizes Ten Gibson Dunn Partners in M&A and Governance

Ten Gibson Dunn partners were featured in the Who's Who Legal 2024 M&A and Governance guide: Barbara Becker, and partners Jeffrey Chapman, Mark Director, Elizabeth Ising, Brian Lane, Jonathan Layne, Robert Little, Ronald Mueller, Dirk Oberbracht, and George Stamas.

Firm News | May 30, 2024

Gibson Dunn Environmental, Social and Governance Update (April 2024)

We are pleased to provide you with Gibson Dunn’s ESG update covering the following key developments during April 2024.

Client Alert | May 9, 2024

Webcast: Unlocking Value – The What, Why and How of Spin-Offs

Our presenters explain the basic structure of spin-off transactions and discuss the pros and cons as compared to other separation alternatives, including carve-out IPOs.

Webcasts | May 1, 2024

Reminder for Resource Extraction Issuers: Form SD Due September 2024

Under the final rule, domestic or foreign “resource extraction issuers" are required to annually disclose information about certain payments made to foreign governments or the U.S. federal government on Form SD.

Client Alert | April 17, 2024

Elizabeth Ising Named as a 2024 Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) Rainmaker

Washington, D.C. partner Elizabeth Ising was selected as a 2024 Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) Rainmaker.

Firm News | April 16, 2024

Gibson Dunn Environmental, Social and Governance Update (March 2024)

We are pleased to provide you with Gibson Dunn’s ESG update covering the following key developments during March 2024.

Client Alert | April 16, 2024

SEC Successfully Prosecutes Novel “Shadow Trading” Theory at Trial

The government successfully argued that trading in the securities of one company based upon material nonpublic information about a separate company (in whose securities the defendant does not trade) can nevertheless violate the federal securities laws.

Client Alert | April 10, 2024

Updated Summary of Director Education Opportunities Available (April 2024)

A quarterly update of high-quality education opportunities for Boards of Directors of public and pre-IPO companies and members of private boards.

Client Alert | April 9, 2024

Webcast: M&A Insight: A.I. Issues, Climate Change Disclosures & Warranty Insurance

In this webcast, Gibson Dunn attorneys cover several M&A practice topics.

Webcasts | March 28, 2024

Gibson Dunn Environmental, Social and Governance Update (February 2024)

We are pleased to provide you with Gibson Dunn’s ESG update covering the following key developments during February 2024.

Client Alert | March 13, 2024

Webcast: What You Need to Know: SEC Adopts Long-Awaited Climate Change Disclosure Rule

Join us for a 60-minute briefing covering key aspects of the SEC’s adoption of the climate change disclosure rule.

Webcasts | March 12, 2024

SEC Adopts Sweeping New Climate Disclosure Requirements for Public Companies

An Overview of the Highlights and Key Differences to the Proposed Rules

Client Alert | March 8, 2024

Delaware Court of Chancery Invalidates Consent Rights and Certain Designation-Related Rights in a Stockholder Agreement

The decision raises questions as to the validity of certain stockholder consent and designation-related rights found in many public and private company stockholder agreements.

Client Alert | February 28, 2024

Gibson Dunn Environmental, Social and Governance Update (January 2024)

We are pleased to provide you with Gibson Dunn’s ESG update covering the following key developments during January 2024.

Client Alert | February 15, 2024

Delaware Court of Chancery Invalidates Elon Musk’s $55.8 Billion Equity Compensation Package

The Delaware Chancery Court has invalidated Elon Musk’s $55.8 billion equity compensation package, raising important considerations for Boards and independent directors when deciding upon significant compensation awards.

Client Alert | February 5, 2024

SEC Adopts Final Rules to Align SPACs More Closely with IPOs

Among the meaningful changes in the Final Rules, the Commission did not adopt a safe harbor from the “investment company” definition under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the “Investment Company Act”) for SPACs.

Client Alert | February 2, 2024

Webcasts: Gibson Dunn’s Annual California MCLE Blitz – 2024

Key practitioners from our Los Angeles, Orange County, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and Palo Alto offices hosted Gibson Dunn’s annual complimentary MCLE briefing which provides 8.0 hours of CLE credit, including specialty subjects such as Ethics, Elimination of Bias, and Competence Issues.

Webcasts | January 16, 2024

Webcast: Article 78 Challenges to Government Action in New York: Strategic Considerations and Pitfalls (January 2024)

In this one-hour webcast, four of our most experienced attorneys in the field of challenging government action in New York - partners Mylan Denerstein, Gabriel Herrmann, and Akiva Shapiro, and of counsel Paul Kremer - provide practical and strategic guidance for the successful prosecution of Article 78 actions.

Webcasts | January 16, 2024

Gibson Dunn Environmental, Social and Governance Update (Winter 2023)

Our update on key Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) developments around the world.

Client Alert | January 10, 2024

Webcast: Considerations for Preparing Your 2024 Proxy Statement

This 60-minute webcast covers key developments to be aware of as you prepare your 2024 proxy statement, including proxy season trends, recent and upcoming SEC rulemaking and investor and proxy advisor updates

Webcasts | December 14, 2023

Webcast: 2023 Capital Markets Year in Review and 2024 Outlook

Join partners of Gibson Dunn’s Capital Markets and Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance practice groups, as they provide an overview of capital market activity in 2023 and how companies have reacted to the market impact of these developments.

Webcasts | December 13, 2023

Considerations for Preparing Your 2023 Form 10-K

For the benefit of calendar-year filers preparing their Annual Reports on Form 10-K, our lawyers offer their observations on new developments and highlight select considerations, including recent rulemaking from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), comment letters issued by the staff of the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance, and trends among reporting companies that have emerged in the past year.

Client Alert | December 1, 2023

Six Gibson Dunn Attorneys Receive Certified Corporate Governance Professional Designation

New York of counsel Paul Michael Jindra, Orange County associates Lauren Assaf-Holmes and Victor Twu, New York associate Rob Kelley, and Washington, D.C. associates Sheldon Nagesh and Geoff Walter received the Certified Corporate Governance Professional designation.

Firm News | December 1, 2023

Form 10-K Human Capital Disclosures Continue to Evolve

A survey of disclosures from the S&P 100 during the three years following adoption of the Securities and Exchange Commission Rule.

Client Alert | November 21, 2023

Gibson Dunn Environmental, Social and Governance Update (October 2023)

Our latest update on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) developments around the world.

Client Alert | November 13, 2023

Aaron Briggs Elected to Governance Intelligence Hall of Fame

Governance Intelligence named Aaron Briggs to its Hall of Fame, which is “an exclusive alum organization” reserved only for previous individual winners of the Corporate Governance awards.

Firm News | October 30, 2023

Twenty-eight Partners Named Among the 2024 Lawdragon 500 Leading Dealmakers in America

Twenty-eight Gibson Dunn partners were named among the 2024 Lawdragon 500 Leading Dealmakers in America.

Firm News | October 24, 2023

Gibson Dunn Environmental, Social and Governance Update (September 2023)

Our latest update on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) developments around the world.

Client Alert | October 18, 2023

SEC Adopts Significant Amendments to Beneficial Ownership Reporting Requirements and Provides Guidance on Derivatives Reporting and Group Formation Matters

On October 10, 2023, the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted final rules, significantly amending the beneficial ownership reporting requirements under Regulation 13D-G as promulgated pursuant to Sections 13(d) and 13(g) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. 

Client Alert | October 13, 2023

Updated Summary of Director Education Opportunities Available (October 2023)

Gibson Dunn's summary of director education opportunities has been updated as of October 2023. Boards of Directors of public and private companies find this a useful resource as they look for high quality education opportunities.  

Client Alert | October 11, 2023

Now Available: SEC Desktop Calendar for 2024

To assist U.S. companies with planning for SEC reporting and capital markets transactions into 2024, our SEC Desktop Calendar provides filing deadlines for key SEC reports, and the dates on which financial statements in prospectuses and proxy statements must be updated before use.

Client Alert | October 9, 2023

California Passes Climate Disclosure Legislation

The California Legislature recently passed two wide-reaching bills that will impose significant and mandatory climate-related reporting requirements for large public and private companies doing business in the state.

Client Alert | September 27, 2023

ESG And The Board: Avoiding Risky Business

Dallas partner David Woodcock is author of "ESG And The Board: Avoiding Risky Business" [PDF] published by The Corporate Board September 2023.

Article | September 20, 2023

Washington Judge Dismisses Challenge to Starbucks Diversity Policies in Decisive Order Upholding Business Judgment Rule

Our lawyers discuss the implications of a U.S. federal judge’s dismissal of a stockholder derivative suit brought by a conservative think tank against Starbucks; the suit alleged that some Starbucks diversity initiatives violated the Civil Rights Act and state anti-discrimination laws.

Client Alert | September 14, 2023

Gibson Dunn Environmental, Social and Governance Update (August 2023)

Our latest update on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) developments around the world.

Client Alert | September 12, 2023

European Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD): Key Takeaways from Adoption of the European Sustainability Reporting Standards

Our lawyers share key takeaways from the adoption of the European Sustainability Reporting Standards.

Client Alert | August 23, 2023

M&A Report – Annual Activism Update – 2022

Our lawyers provide an update on shareholder activism in 2022 involving NYSE- and Nasdaq-listed companies with equity market capitalizations in excess of $1 billion and below $100 billion.

Client Alert | August 21, 2023

11 Gibson Dunn Lawyers Named Lawyers of the Year for 2024

Best Lawyers® named 11 Gibson Dunn lawyers as the 2024 Lawyer of the Year in their respective practice areas and cities.

Firm News | August 17, 2023

Gibson Dunn Environmental, Social and Governance Update (July 2023)

Our latest update on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) developments around the world.

Client Alert | August 10, 2023

Delaware Chancellor Raises the Standard for Pricing Mootness Fees for Supplemental Disclosures

In a precedential decision on July 6, 2023, the Delaware Court of Chancery lowered stockholder-plaintiffs’ incentives to pursue meritless deal litigation by raising the standard that supplemental disclosures must meet to justify an award of attorneys’ fees from “helpful” to “material.”

Client Alert | August 2, 2023

SEC Adopts New Rules on Cybersecurity Disclosure for Public Companies

Our lawyers summarize the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s new rules on cybersecurity disclosure for public companies.

Client Alert | July 31, 2023

Shareholder Proposal Developments During the 2023 Proxy Season

This client alert provides an overview of shareholder proposals submitted to public companies during the 2023 proxy season, including statistics and notable decisions from the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission on no-action requests.

Client Alert | July 25, 2023

Webcast: Recent Developments – ATM Programs and Rights Offerings

Please join Gibson Dunn attorneys Boris Dolgonos, Brian Lane, Melanie Neary, and Robyn Zolman in a 60-minute briefing as they discuss recent developments in the uses and structures of ATM programs and rights offerings, including mechanics, advantages and disadvantages, securities law implications and disclosure requirements.

Webcasts | July 19, 2023

Attorneys General of 13 States Issue Warning to Fortune 100 Companies Regarding Their Diversity and Inclusion Programs in Wake of Supreme Court’s Decision Overturning Affirmative Action in Higher Education

Our lawyers summarize the letter sent by Attorneys General of 13 states to Fortune 100 companies warning of “serious legal consequences” over race-based employment preferences and diversity/inclusion policies.

Client Alert | July 18, 2023

Form 10-Q Updates and Reminders

As companies prepare their reports on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2023, our lawyers share observations and reminders regarding new disclosure requirements, risk factor considerations that may be relevant to Form 10-Q reporting, and a summary of upcoming compliance dates for public companies.

Client Alert | July 18, 2023

Gibson Dunn Environmental, Social and Governance Update (June 2023)

Our latest update on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) developments around the world.

Client Alert | July 11, 2023

Webcast: Stock Buybacks: What You Need to Know (and Disclose) Following Adoption of the SEC’s New Rules

In this briefing, our lawyers cover key SEC rule changes that will significantly impact the timing, manner and nature of the disclosures required for company share repurchases, including nuanced interpretive issues and tax implications.

Webcasts | July 11, 2023