Webcast: Understanding the SEC Rule Proposal on Climate Change Disclosure

April 21, 2022

In March 2022, the Securities and Exchange Commission approved a rule proposal for new climate change disclosure requirements for both U.S. public companies and foreign private issuers. In this webcast, a panel of Gibson Dunn lawyers provides an overview of the proposed requirements and discuss the key takeaways and the impact the proposal, if adopted, would have on public companies.

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Aaron Briggs is a partner in Gibson Dunn’s San Francisco office and a member of the firm’s Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance Practice Group. Mr. Briggs’ practice focuses on advising technology, life sciences and other companies and their boards of directors on a wide range of securities and governance matters, including ESG, corporate governance, SEC disclosure and compliance, shareholder activism, executive compensation, investor communications, disclosure effectiveness and stakeholder engagement matters.  Prior to re-joining the firm in 2018, Mr. Briggs served as Executive Counsel – Corporate, Securities & Finance at General Electric.  In addition, Mr. Briggs was named Corporate Governance Professional of the Year by Corporate Secretary Magazine.

Anne Champion is a partner in Gibson Dunn’s New York office and a member of the firm’s Transnational Litigation, Environmental Litigation, Media Law, and Intellectual Property Practice Groups. Ms. Champion has played a lead role in a wide range of high-stakes litigation matters, including trials.  Her practice focuses on complex international disputes, including RICO, fraud, and tort claims, and includes federal and state court litigation and international arbitration.  She also has significant experience in First Amendment and intellectual property disputes.

Tom Kim is a partner in Gibson Dunn’s Washington, D.C. office and a member of the firm’s Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance Practice Group.  Mr. Kim focuses his practice on a broad range of SEC disclosure and regulatory matters, including capital raising and tender offer transactions and shareholder activist situations, as well as corporate governance, environmental social governance and compliance issues.  He also advises clients on SEC enforcement investigations involving disclosure, registration and auditor independence issues. Mr. Kim served at the SEC for six years as the Chief Counsel and Associate Director of the Division of Corporation Finance, and for one year as Counsel to the Chairman.

Lori Zyskowski is a partner in Gibson Dunn’s New York office and Co-Chair of the firm’s Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance Practice Group. Ms. Zyskowski advises clients, including public companies and their boards of directors, on corporate governance and securities disclosure matters, with a focus on Securities and Exchange Commission reporting requirements, proxy statements, annual shareholders meetings, director independence issues, proxy advisory services, and executive compensation disclosure best practices.  She also focuses on advising companies on environmental, social and governance, or ESG, disclosures.  Ms. Zyskowski also advises on board succession planning and board evaluations and has considerable experience advising nonprofit organizations on governance matters.

Brian A. Richman is an associate in Gibson Dunn’s Washington, D.C. office and a member of the firm’s Appellate and Constitutional Law, and Administrative Law and Regulatory practice groups. Mr. Richman focuses his practice on high-stakes appellate, administrative law, and complex litigation matters. He regularly litigates constitutional and statutory issues in courts around the country and represents clients in challenging and defending regulatory action by administrative agencies, with an emphasis on securities and financial services matters.


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