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Webinar Recording: A Closer Look at the SEC's Proposed Climate-Related Disclosures and Implications for Public Companies

The long-awaited release of the SEC’s proposed climate-related disclosures rule on March 21 shed light on the intended path the Commission plans to take with regards to the expansion and standardization of such disclosures. It also elicited a host of questions and challenges for public companies, their officers, directors, and corporate counsel around what information should be disclosed and what company leadership should do now to prepare for future reporting obligations.

In this webinar, former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld, and Members Megan Gates and Jacob Hupart, examine key takeaways from the proposed rule, along with implications for public company leadership and the steps they can take to maneuver in this increasingly challenging legal landscape. The panel dove into existing ESG disclosure frameworks and the historic SEC stance on disclosures, responses and reactions to the proposed regulations to date, immediate tactical and strategic considerations for companies as well as perspectives from the government and next steps. 

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Megan N. Gates

Member / Chair, Corporate Practice; Co-chair, Securities & Capital Markets Practice

Megan N. Gates is a Mintz corporate and securities attorney who guides public companies through capital-raising transactions, SEC reporting obligations, and mergers and acquisitions. She advises clients on corporate governance and SEC compliance matters in the life sciences and other industries.
Jacob H. Hupart is a Member in the firm's Litigation Section and has a multifaceted practice that encompasses complex commercial litigation, including cases involving environmental, securities, and employment claims, as well as class action litigation, white collar criminal defense, and regulatory investigations. His clients sit in a variety of industries, including energy, financial services, education, and the media.

William F. Weld

Member, Mintz; ML Strategies - Principal

Former Massachusetts Governor, Bill Weld, specializes in government dealings at all levels, and C-suite issues including competition and white collar investigations. Bill has a distinguished career in government and has cultivated relationships with many government officials.