Corporate Governance: An Evolving Landscape

Corporate Governance: An Evolving Landscape

The COVID-19 pandemic places boards and management at the forefront of increasingly complex and critical corporate governance issues, with challenges that affect a company’s operations, prospects, employees, stockholders and other stakeholders.

Recognizing that these issues draw on all areas of the law, S&C takes a holistic approach to advising our clients on all relevant legal developments. We provide insight on how strong oversight, coordination and leadership by a board, working closely with management, will be critical in handling this fluid situation.

To help our clients navigate these challenging times, we have provided guidance in our memo “Corporate Governance Considerations in Response to COVID-19 Outbreak” and in our podcast “Considerations for Directors During COVID-19.”

Our lawyers have also provided additional guidance on specific issues that boards and management may face, with memos, publications and podcasts on the following topics:

S&C's cross-disciplinary teams—which include lawyers from our preeminent M&A, capital markets, executive compensation, takeover defense and activism, shareholder litigation, cybersecurity and corporate investigations practice areas—offer the experience and insight to assist clients in effectively addressing their goals. In extraordinary situations, we can also field a crisis management team that is skilled in navigating the rapidly shifting complexities that can arise. 

Read more about our corporate governance practice here.