Notable Representations, Key Contacts
Weil’s Public Company Advisory Group provides comprehensive advice on disclosure, corporate governance and compliance to public company boards of directors, independent board committees and senior management. We also advise directors and officers of private equity sponsors, their portfolio companies and significant not-for-profit organizations in these critical areas.
Based in New York and Washington, D.C., 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 frequently involves each of the other considerations as well.
We assist clients in meeting their day-to-day challenges – public reporting, fulfillment of board and committee responsibilities, shareholder engagement and effective compliance programs. We also respond rapidly and effectively to special challenges – the discovery of financial statement errors, shareholder activism, unplanned-for CEO succession, government investigations and financial distress. As particular matters require, we work closely with colleagues in other practice areas, including M&A, investigations/securities litigation, restructuring, executive compensation and capital markets.
We advise at all stages of a client’s life cycle, including establishing the governance framework for IPO companies, private equity portfolio 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:
Ranked Band 1 for Securities: Regulation: Advisory in the U.S.
Chambers USA 2022
Ranked Tier 1 for Corporate Governance
Legal 500 US 2023
Very strong securities and public governance practice.”
Chambers USA 2021
Best-in-class practitioners” and “depth of knowledge and experience, thought leadership and responsiveness.”
Legal 500 US 2021
Named a “Leading” Firm for Shareholder Activism: Advice to Boards
Legal 500 US 2021