The Public Company Handbook: A Corporate Governance and Disclosure Guide for Directors and Executives (5th edition) written by Perkins Coie lawyers, is a “plain English” guide for directors, officers and other executives seeking to familiarize themselves with legal and other board and management issues facing public or soon-to-be-public companies. This guide incorporates changes to SEC, NYSE, NASDAQ, and state law requirements and guidance, as well as to common practice, made over the last four years, when the previous edition was released.
This practical guide discusses topics such as:
•The best “In the Board Room” corporate governance practices
•Public disclosure obligations, including those under Regulations FD and G
•NYSE and NASDAQ requirements and guidelines
•Insider reporting obligations and trading restrictions for directors and officers
•How to engage with shareholders and plan for shareholder activism
•How to plan for an Annual Meeting (including a detailed calendar)
•How to cover the Dodd-Frank Act and Sarbanes-Oxley rules and regulations
The current edition was edited by Perkins Coie partners Stewart M. Landefeld, Andrew B. Moore, Jens M. Fischer, Jason Day and John R. Thomas, with contributions from other Perkins Coie attorneys.