IPO Readiness Strategies: Navigating the Legal Complexities
Meeting the Challenges of Corporate Governance, D&O Liability, Confidentiality and More
IPO market activity reaches record levels in 2011
Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide guidance to corporate finance counsel for navigating the IPO process and outline strategies for meeting the legal and practical challenges that arise during IPO planning.
- Current state of the IPO market and expectations for the future
- Legal and practical strategies when preparing for an IPO
- Legal and accounting teams
- Management team
- D&O liability insurance
- Disclosure controls and procedures
- Valuations of stock and option issuances
- Intellectual property issues
- Compliance with Sarbanes Oxley Act and Dodd-Frank
- Publicity and company website review
- Hot disclosure topics
The panel will review these and other key questions:
- What unique challenges do companies preparing to go public face in the current market?
- What special requirements does Sarbanes-Oxley impose on companies preparing to undertake an IPO?
- What steps should companies take now to prepare for an IPO?
Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.
Paul D. Broude
Foley & Lardner
He is a member of the Transactional & Securities and Private Equity & Venture Capital practices. He represents... | Read More
He is a member of the Transactional & Securities and Private Equity & Venture Capital practices. He represents a wide range of publicly and privately held companies, entrepreneurs and private equity funds in technology and other business ventures. He is a frequent speaker on issues related to emerging businesses, including financing alternatives, securities issues, and mergers and acquisitions.Close
Vice President Corporate Governance and Corporate Secretary
She is responsible for Pepco’s SEC reporting. Previously, as a partner with Blank Rome LLP, she represented... | Read More
She is responsible for Pepco’s SEC reporting. Previously, as a partner with Blank Rome LLP, she represented public companies in connection with going public transactions, securities compliance, capital raising activities and mergers and acquisitions. She is a frequent lecturer and author on legal issues related to corporate governance, going public, shareholder activism and business practices.Close
Yelena M. Barychev
Ms. Barychev concentrates her practice on securities laws and general corporate law matters. She focuses in the... | Read More
Ms. Barychev concentrates her practice on securities laws and general corporate law matters. She focuses in the areas of public and private offerings of debt and equity securities, review and preparation of disclosure documents filed by public companies with the SEC, corporate governance issues and mergers and acquisitions. She has authored numerous articles on corporate finance and governance issues.Close
Vice President Equity Capital Markets
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
He focuses on the origination and execution of all equity new issuance in the technology sector and is involved with... | Read More
He focuses on the origination and execution of all equity new issuance in the technology sector and is involved with all issuance in the financial technology and specialty finance sectors. He worked on equity/equity-linked transactions in many sectors including offerings for Verisk Analytics, LinkedIn, Bankrate, NetSpend, ReachLocal, THL Credit, Evercore, BlackRock Kelso and Ares Capital.Close