The SEC has extended the conditional relief it granted earlier this month to allow reporting companies and others to delay certain filings required by the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The relief originally covered filings due between March 1, 2020 and April 30, 2020; the relief now extends to cover such filings due on or before July 1, 2020. See our original post here for more information about the scope of the relief.… More
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SEC Provides Disclosure Guidance to Reporting Companies Coping with Fallout of COVID-19
On March 25, 2020, the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance published CF Disclosure Guidance: Topic No. 9, which provides the Division’s views regarding public companies’ reporting and other obligations under the federal securities laws in light of the current COVID-19 outbreak.
While acknowledging the rapidly evolving and unpredictable nature of the COVID-19 outbreak and the targeted disclosure relief recently provided by the SEC,… More
Victim of cyber-theft? Maybe you violated the Exchange Act, too
The SEC recently reminded public companies that they have an affirmative obligation to prevent cyber-theft and that failing to do so could mean that their internal controls are ineffective, a violation of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
In an October 16, 2018 investigative report describing recent cyber-related frauds against nine public companies, the SEC noted that public companies must maintain a system of internal accounting controls sufficient to provide reasonable assurance that “access to assets is permitted only in accordance with management’s general or specific authorization.” In each of the nine cases,… More