Webcast: Hot Topics in Securities and Governance

November 17, 2017

With the final quarter of 2017 upon us and the 2018 calendar year fast approaching, it is time to focus on several hot topics in securities and corporate governance to prepare for your upcoming board meetings, 10‑K and proxy season.

Please join us for a one-hour discussion of hot topics in securities and governance, focusing on:

  • Key considerations that companies and their boards of directors should be focusing on as they approach upcoming pay ratio disclosure requirements for 2018 proxy statements and key takeaways from recent SEC and Staff interpretive guidance;
  • The PCAOB’s new audit reporting standard which will require additional disclosures in the auditor’s report on companies’ financial statements;
  • Preparing for upcoming 10-K disclosures related to the long-anticipated revenue recognition standard, ASC 606, which is required for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2017; and
  • Effective practices for board oversight of cybersecurity risks and legal risks that boards should consider in an environment of cybersecurity breaches and disruptive cyberattacks, including risks arising from how and when cyber-incidents are disclosed.

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PANELISTS:

Lori I. Zyskowski is a partner in the New York office of Gibson Dunn where she is a member of the Firm’s Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance Practice Group. Ms. Zyskowski advises public companies and their boards of directors on a wide range of corporate law matters, including corporate governance, compliance with U.S. federal securities laws and the requirements of the major U.S. stock exchanges, and shareholder engagement and activism matters. She formerly served as Executive Counsel, Corporate, Securities & Finance at the General Electric Company, where she advised GE’s board of directors and senior management on corporate governance and securities law issues.

Caroline D. Krass is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson Dunn where she is Chair of the Firm’s National Security Practice Group. Ms. Krass’ practice focuses on advising clients on the most complicated and sensitive matters involving national security, intelligence, cybersecurity, data privacy, government investigations, and regulatory issues. Until January 2017, she was the Central Intelligence Agency’s General Counsel. She also served as the Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel in the U.S. Department of Justice and as a senior national security lawyer in the Obama and George W. Bush Administrations. Ms. Krass is widely recognized for her extensive experience, both in Washington and abroad.

Michael J. Scanlon is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson Dunn where he is a member of the Firm’s Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance, and Securities Enforcement Practice Groups. Mr. Scanlon has an extensive practice representing U.S. and foreign public company and audit firm clients on regulatory, corporate governance, and enforcement matters. He advises corporate clients on SEC compliance and disclosure issues, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, and corporate governance best practices, with a particular focus on financial reporting matters.

Maia R. Gez is of counsel in the New York office of Gibson Dunn where she is a member of the Firm’s Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance Practice Group. Ms. Gez advises public companies and their boards of directors on a wide range of corporate law matters, including corporate governance, compliance with U.S. federal securities laws and the requirements of the major U.S. stock exchanges, board and executive compensation and pay ratio disclosure, and shareholder engagement and activism matters.

MCLE CREDIT INFORMATION:

This program has been approved for credit in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 1. 0 credit hour, of which 1.0 credit hour may be applied toward the areas of professional practice requirement.  This course is approved for transitional/non-transitional credit.

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Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 1.0 hour.

California attorneys may claim “self-study” credit for viewing the archived version of this webcast.  No certificate of attendance is required for California “self-study” credit.