We work with public and private companies, as well as officers and directors, on matters involving compliance and corporate governance. Our clients run the gamut from entrepreneurial private companies to companies listed on the NYSE, NASDAQ, and OTC Bulletin Board. We have extensive experience helping public companies with a vast array of compliance issues, including SEC filing and disclosure requirements, SEC and DOJ subpoenas and inquiries, internal investigations, shareholder relations, annual meetings, proxy advisor recommendations, investor conferences, board and committee procedures and documentation, press releases, Regulation FD, Regulation G, insider trading, Section 16, Sarbanes Oxley, Dodd Frank, executive compensation, and exchange listing requirements.
We help clients anticipate and head off compliance issues that, if left unaddressed, could create significant risk and exposure down the line. Because we get to know our clients’ businesses, we’re the ones they call to structure inventive solutions when the standard, cookie-cutter advice won’t do.
We counsel companies on the full range of corporate governance matters, including the structuring of boards and committees and their functions, executive compensation, policies and procedures, and fiduciary duties. We also support our clients in responding to SEC inquiries and conducting internal investigations, such as those relating to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and insider trading. We’re also routinely included in AGG’s multidisciplinary teams that help companies with deals — such as mergers and acquisitions — both to conduct due diligence and assist with instituting new compliance and governance procedures.
In addition, our long and broad experience with SEC regulations of many sorts allows us to help public company in-house securities attorneys with securities issues that are too obscure or complex for routine handling.
Our team leadership has been recognized by Georgia Super Lawyers and is regularly featured in writing and speaking engagements. We’re also frequently asked to present at events for lawyers, auditors, and accountants.