Public Company Advisory Group

Weil’s dedicated Public Company Advisory Group takes an integrated approach to advising public companies, as well as a wide range of private entities and not-for-profit organizations, in the high-stakes arena of disclosure, corporate governance and compliance.

Notable Representations, Key Contacts

Weil's dedicated Public Company Advisory Group, based in New York and Washington, D.C., handles the full panoply of SEC disclosure, governance and compliance issues for U.S. public companies, foreign private issuers, private equity sponsors, state-owned enterprises and not-for-profit organizations. We were a pioneer among large law firms in establishing a dedicated practice and have helped to define the field of corporate governance. Our team includes well-respected authorities on securities regulation, corporate governance and compliance, including senior alumni of the SEC. We take an integrated approach – recognizing that whether the immediate concern is in the realm of disclosure, governance or compliance, the solution often involves each of the other considerations as well.

We bring practical judgment and a broad perspective to counseling boards, independent board committees, senior management and internal legal and compliance departments. We assist clients in meeting their day-to-day challenges – public reporting, fulfillment of board and committee responsibilities, shareholder engagement, effective compliance programs. We also are positioned to respond rapidly and effectively to special challenges – the discovery of financial statement errors, shareholder activism, unplanned-for CEO succession, a government investigation. In these circumstances, we quickly assemble a team with the expertise and background the situation demands, often working closely and collaboratively with our transactional, executive compensation and white collar and securities litigation colleagues across the Firm.

We work with clients at all stages of their life cycle, including establishing the governance framework for private equity portfolio companies, IPO companies and joint ventures. We provide our clients “early warning” of new developments and emerging trends to help them prepare for change in a considered way tailored to their business and circumstances.

Below is an illustration of the range of matters on which we regularly advise:
Complex Disclosure, Governance and Compliance Matters

Key Contacts

Weil’s Public Company Advisory Group is led by Ellen J. Odoner and Howard Dicker. Other key contacts include Catherine T. Dixon, Lyuba Goltser, Adé Heyliger, and P.J. Himelfarb. To view a complete list of lawyers who contribute to our practice, please click here.

Key Contacts

Ellen J. Odoner

Ellen J. Odoner

Partner

New York


Howard B. Dicker

Howard B. Dicker

Partner

New York

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Ranked Tier 1 in Corporate Governance, with practice Co-Heads Ellen Odoner and Howard Dicker ranked as “Leading Lawyers”

Legal 500 US 2019

Weil Named “Law Firm of the Year” for Securities Regulation

U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” Survey 2018*

* Best Lawyers (in America) is by Levine Leichtman Capital Partners

Both the practice group and Co-Heads Ellen Odoner and Howard Dicker are ranked for Securities Regulation Advisory

Chambers USA 2019

P.J. Himelfarb named “Best in Corporate Governance”

Euromoney Legal Media Group Americas Women in Business Law Awards 2019

Ranked among the “Best Corporate Law Firms” by Directors and General Counsel

Corporate Board Member “America's Best Corporate Law Firms” 2018

Ira Millstein named among honorees for Lifetime Achievement

New York Law Journal 2017

Named New York and Washington, D.C. Tier 1 Corporate Governance Practice

U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” Survey 2019*

* Best Lawyers (in America) is by Levine Leichtman Capital Partners

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