Looking back on the corporate scandals of the past few decades and forward to a continually changing regulatory landscape, the U.S. business community and its corporate leaders have come under increased public and governmental scrutiny. The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, FINRA regulations and changes in SEC stock exchange listing requirements have redefined corporate responsibilities and accountability. Now more than ever, companies must pay closer attention to corporate compliance issues.

The attorneys of Much offer advice and counsel to companies, boards of directors and other key leaders on a range of corporate governance policies and procedures, as well as compliance with securities laws. We regularly provide counsel to boards and directors' committees in major transactions and in internal and external matters dealing with a range of issues, including:

  • Composition and operation of boards of directors and other key committees
  • Ethics, charters, best practices and other policies of boards and committees
  • Fiduciary duties with regard to routine matters and more complex decisions involving transactions, financings, equity offerings and other significant matters
  • Executive compensation
  • Use of special committees in corporate transactions involving insiders and affiliates
  • Change of control, procedures and implementation