December 12, 2022
This webcast covers key developments to be aware of as you prepare your 2023 proxy statement, including recent and upcoming SEC rulemaking and comment letters, proxy season trends and investor and proxy advisor updates.
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Aaron K. Briggs is a partner in Gibson Dunn’s San Francisco, CA office, where he works in the firm’s securities regulation and corporate governance practice group. Mr. Briggs’ practice focuses on advising public companies of all sizes (from pre-IPO to mega-cap), with a focus on technology and life sciences companies, on a wide range of securities and governance matters. Before rejoining Gibson Dunn, Mr. Briggs served for five years as Executive Counsel – Corporate, Securities & Finance, at General Electric Company. His in-house experience—which included responsibility for SEC reporting and compliance, board governance, proxy and annual meeting, investor outreach and executive compensation matters, and included driving GE’s revamp of its full suite of investor communications (proxy statement, 10-K, earnings releases, and integrated report)—provides a unique insight and practical perspective on the issues that his clients face every day.
Julia Lapitskaya is a partner in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. She is a member of the firm’s Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance and its ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance) practices. Ms. Lapitskaya’s practice focuses on SEC, NYSE/Nasdaq and Securities Exchange Act of 1934 compliance, securities and corporate governance disclosure issues, corporate governance best practices, state corporate laws, the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010, SEC regulations, shareholder activism matters, ESG and sustainability matters and executive compensation disclosure issues, including as part of initial public offerings and spin-off transactions.
Geoffrey E. Walter is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and a member of the firm’s Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance Practice Group. Mr. Walter advises public companies and their boards of directors on a wide range of corporate law matters, including securities and corporate governance practices and disclosure issues, compliance with SEC regulations and executive compensation disclosure issues, shareholder engagement and activism matters, insider trading and other company policies, and shareholder proposals and responses to SEC inquiries. Mr. Walter also has experience advising nonprofit organizations on issues related to corporate governance.
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