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We regularly advise boards of directors and executives on corporate governance issues and related matters.

In particular, our publicly held clients value our guidance in interpreting and complying with the complex legal framework imposed by federal and state securities laws, including, among others, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the regulatory requirements of the Securities and Exchange Commission and stock exchange listing rules.

Our attorneys offer a high degree of experience and knowledge in handling matters related to corporate governance, including advising our clients regarding:

  • The composition and operation of boards of directors and their committees, including audit, compensation, corporate governance and nominating committees
  • Current, periodic and proxy statement disclosure requirements and certifications
  • Shareholder relations and crisis management issues
  • Charters and "best practices" for board committees
  • Codes of ethics and corporate governance, disclosure and insider trading policies
  • Executive compensation design and disclosure issues
  • Fiduciary duties of directors in addressing routine matters and complex decisions involving business combination transactions, equity and debt financings and other matters occurring outside the ordinary course of business
  • Purpose and use of special committees in corporate transactions involving insiders and affiliates
  • Articles and certificates of incorporation and bylaws

We believe that regulation of corporate governance practices and the roles of directors and officers, particularly for public companies, will continue to be closely scrutinized by federal and state lawmakers, regulators, private institutions such as the New York Stock Exchange, the NASDAQ Stock Market, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, shareholder advocates and proxy advisors. The members of our Corporate Governance and Securities Practice Groups are well prepared to help our clients meet these challenges and opportunities with timely and practical advice.

Richard Bliss

Bliss, Richard J.

Of Counsel
Milwaukee
414.287.9560414.287.9560
Jessica Braeger

Braeger, Jessica L.

Special Counsel
Milwaukee
414.287.9444414.287.9444
Andrea Cataldo

Cataldo, Andrea F.

Associate
Milwaukee
414.287.9623414.287.9623
Dennis Connolly

Connolly, Dennis F.

Shareholder
Milwaukee
414.287.9258414.287.9258
John Dickens

Dickens, John A.

Shareholder
Milwaukee
414.287.9472414.287.9472
Patricia Falb

Falb, Patricia L.

Shareholder
Milwaukee
414.287.9692414.287.9692
Barbara Gurican

Gurican, Barbara D.

Special Counsel
Milwaukee
414.287.9293414.287.9293
Thomas Homberg

Homberg, Thomas R.

Shareholder
Milwaukee
414.287.9429414.287.9429
Kristen Irgens

Irgens, Kristen A.

Associate
Milwaukee
414.287.9308414.287.9308
Brett Koeller

Koeller, Brett D.

Shareholder
Milwaukee
414.287.9445414.287.9445
Jason Kuwayama

Kuwayama, Jason E.

Shareholder
Milwaukee
414.287.9278414.287.9278
Kevin McCauley

McCauley, Kevin

Special Counsel
Milwaukee
414.287.9639414.287.9639
Timothy McCoy

McCoy, Timothy J.

Shareholder
Green Bay
920.436.7674920.436.7674
John McDonald

McDonald, John R.

Shareholder
Milwaukee
414.287.9442414.287.9442
Patrick Murphy

Murphy, Patrick S.

Shareholder
Milwaukee
414.287.9222414.287.9222
David Navarre

Navarre, David R.

Shareholder
Milwaukee
414.287.9337414.287.9337
Christopher Noyes

Noyes, Christopher B.

Shareholder
Milwaukee
414.287.9530414.287.9530
William Plummer

Plummer, William J.

Shareholder
Green Bay
920.436.7680920.436.7680
Charles Vogel

Vogel, Charles G.

Shareholder
Milwaukee
414.287.9502414.287.9502
C.J. Wauters

Wauters, C.J.

Shareholder
Milwaukee
414.287.9663414.287.9663
Peter Wilder

Wilder, Peter

Shareholder
Milwaukee
414.287.9609414.287.9609

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