On February 21, 2018, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) approved a statement and interpretive guidance that provides the Commission’s views on a public company’s disclosure obligations concerning cybersecurity risks and incidents (the “2018 Commission Guidance”). This guidance reinforces and expands upon previous cybersecurity disclosure guidance issued by the Division of Corporation Finance
David Engvall provides securities, transactional and general corporate advice to clients ranging from development stage ventures to large public companies. His work includes private and public equity and debt securities offerings, investment transactions, corporate governance matters, and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Engvall also advises public company clients on a wide variety of SEC compliance and disclosure matters. Recently, Mr. Engvall has been actively engaged in advising clients on a number of securities law provisions under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, including executive compensation, corporate governance, and specialized disclosures such as those pertaining to conflict minerals. His practice includes clients in a variety of industries, with a recent focus on the energy, financial institutions and telecommunications industries.
In a so-called “trilogue” meeting on June 16, the European Parliament, the Council of Ministers, and the European Commission reached a “political” agreement on the key elements of a regulation that would implement a due diligence and reporting regime for conflict minerals imported in the EU.
It has taken more than three years since the…