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Our attorneys have wide-ranging experience over many years in the corporate governance arena. As a result of this expertise, our lawyers have been helping clients cope with the array of legislative and regulatory responses coming out of the U.S. Congress, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and major U.S. stock exchanges.

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Former Delaware Chancellor Andre G. Bouchard Joins Paul, Weiss

Former Chancellor Andre Bouchard has joined Paul, Weiss as a partner in the Litigation Department, resident in Wilmington, Delaware.

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Paul, Weiss Partners to Participate in The Deal’s Corporate Governance Conference

Corporate partners Scott Barshay and Krishna Veeraraghavan will participate in The Deal’s 5th Annual Corporate Governance Conference, “Corporate Governance 2021: Business as a Driving Force for Social Change,” hosted by CNBC’s Jim Cramer.

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SEC Approves Nasdaq Board Diversity Requirements

The SEC recently approved Nasdaq’s board diversity requirements, which will apply to all Nasdaq-listed companies, including non-U.S. issuers, smaller-reporting companies and controlled companies. This is a significant step by a U.S. stock exchange, and likely the first of more ESG-related rules to come, as the SEC has indicated its intent to take up board diversity rulemaking in the next year.

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Delaware Governor Issues Emergency Order Permitting Notice of Virtual-Only Shareholder Meetings by Exchange Act Filing and Press Release

Delaware’s governor issued an emergency order permitting Delaware public corporations to re-notice or adjourn annual or special shareholder meetings as virtual-only meetings solely by a filing and a press release.

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Steve Williams Discusses Activist Defense With The Deal

In a video interview with The Deal's Tom Terrarosa, corporate partner Steve Williams discusses the prevalence of settlements in activism campaigns, why it's so common to settle and some of the most common settlement terms.

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