Corporate Governance

Morrison & Foerster advises public and private companies and their management, officers and directors on:

  • “best practices” for boards and board committees;

  • Sarbanes-Oxley Act governance requirements;

  • governance requirements of securities exchanges;

  • director and officer fiduciary duties and responsibilities;

  • board/management issues, including conflicts of interest, related party transactions and executive compensation;

  • board and committee governance matters, including charters, programs and policies, self evaluations, codes of conduct, and executive succession planning;

  • enterprise-wide compliance and risk management programs;

  • public company disclosure issues and related liability considerations;

  • shareholder relations (including shareholder communications, responding to shareholder proposals, dealing with shareholder activists, institutional corporate governance advisors, and shareholder advisory firms);

  • proxy contests and other corporate control efforts;

  • special committee representation and internal investigations.

Named to the 2018 list of ”America’s Best Corporate Law Firms” as designated by directors and general counsel of publicly-traded companies
(Corporate Board Member/FTI Consulting)

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(Chambers USA 2016)

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(Chambers USA 2016)

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(Legal 500 US 2016)

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