Webcast: Public Energy Company Briefing: Considerations for Second Quarter 2020 Reports and Board Meetings

July 15, 2020

As oil and gas companies enter the second quarterly reporting cycle in the current industry downturn, please join members of Gibson Dunn’s Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance, Capital Markets, Oil and Gas and Restructuring Practice Groups as they provide both practical advice and information about the latest legal developments. Specifically, the panelists discuss:

  • Disclosure considerations for your second quarter earnings release and Form 10-Q, including newest SEC guidance
  • Navigating securities laws and good governance during a crisis
  • Fulfilling fiduciary duties in the challenging environment
  • New considerations for capital raising

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Hillary H. Holmes is a partner in the Houston office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Co-Chair of the firm’s Capital Markets practice group, and a member of the firm’s Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance, Oil and Gas, M&A and Private Equity practice groups. Ms. Holmes advises companies in all sectors of the energy industry on long-term and strategic capital planning, obligations and issues under U.S. federal securities laws and corporate governance matters. Band 1 ranked by Chambers USA, she represents issuers, underwriters, MLPs, private investors, management teams and private equity firms in all forms of capital markets transactions. Ms. Holmes also advises boards of directors, special committees and financial advisors in M&A transactions and situations involving complex issues and conflicts of interest.

Ronald Mueller is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson Dunn and a founding member of the firm’s Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance practice group. He advises public companies on a broad range of SEC disclosure and regulatory matters, executive and equity-based compensation issues, and corporate governance and compliance issues and practices. He advises some of the largest U.S. public companies on SEC reporting, proxy disclosures and proxy contests, shareholder engagement and shareholder proposals, and insider trading and Section 16 reporting and compliance. He also advises on many corporate governance matters, including governing documents for companies, boards, and board committees, such as bylaws and committee charters, director independence and related party transaction issues, and corporate social responsibility. Mr. Mueller worked as legal counsel to Commissioner Fleischman at the SEC.

Michael A. Rosenthal is a partner in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and Co-Chair of Gibson Dunn’s Business Restructuring and Reorganization Practice Group.  Mr. Rosenthal has extensive experience in reorganizing distressed businesses and related corporate reorganization and debt restructuring matters.  He has represented complex, financially distressed companies, both in out-of-court restructurings and in pre-packaged, pre-negotiated and freefall chapter 11 cases, acquirors of distressed assets and investors in distressed businesses.  Mr. Rosenthal’s representations have spanned a variety of business sectors, including investment banking, private equity, energy, retail, shipping, manufacturing, real estate, engineering, construction, medical, airlines, media, telecommunications and banking.

Gerry Spedale is a partner in the Houston office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and a member of the firm’s M&A, Capital Markets, Oi and Gas, Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance and Private Equity practice groups. He has a broad corporate practice, advising on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, capital markets transactions and corporate governance. He has extensive experience advising public companies, private companies, investment banks and private equity groups actively engaging or investing in the energy industry. His over 20 years of experience covers a broad range of the energy industry, including upstream, midstream, downstream, oilfield services and utilities.