In an unprecedented move, SEC Chair Clayton and Division of Corporation Finance Director Bill Hinman issued a joint statement last week urging companies to focus their near-term quarterly earnings releases, analyst and investor calls and other communications with the market on their current, planned and expected future state of affairs in lieu of past performance, which is likely to be much less relevant now due to the impacts of COVID-19.
Join your fellow public company members and our esteemed panelists on Friday, April 17, 2020 for a teleconference from 11 am - noon EDT to learn how to respond.
The agenda includes:
- SEC Joint Statement: brief overview & key takeaways
- Principles applicable to COVID-19 disclosures for earnings releases, Exchange Act reports, and analyst calls and presentations, including forward-looking statement safe harbors, risk factors and recent disclosure guidance
- Practical challenges/considerations including Form 8-K item triggers and rapidly changing information
- Additional resources including sample disclosures, best practices guidance, memos, and more
Moderator: Randi Morrison, Vice President, Society for Corporate Governance
Guest speakers include:
Jennifer Carlson, Partner, Mayer Brown LLP
Lona Nallengara, Partner, Shearman & Sterling LLP
William O'Shaughnessy, Deputy General Counsel & Secretary, Quest Diagnostics, Inc.
There will also be ample opportunity for Q&A.
We are not applying for CLE accreditation for this teleconference event.
Only public company members may register
*Dial-in details/instructions will be emailed to you closer to the teleconference.
**Registration closes on Friday, April 17 at 10:00 am EDT.
Note: The Society is also posting resources on these topics real-time on our Financial Reporting and Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource pages.
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