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Karen Garnett is a partner in the Corporate Department, and a member of the Capital Markets Group.

Karen’s practice focuses on regulatory matters under the…

Karen Garnett is a partner in the Corporate Department, and a member of the Capital Markets Group.

Karen’s practice focuses on regulatory matters under the federal securities laws, equity finance transactions and public company advisory services. Karen has extensive experience in applying and interpreting federal securities laws and regulations, including requirements governing public company registration, reporting and disclosure.

Karen joined Proskauer following almost 24 years on the staff of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Most recently, she was an Associate Director in the Division of Corporation Finance, where she led the disclosure review program. Karen routinely provided guidance on a broad range of complex transactions and disclosure matters. She oversaw the work of several industry-focused review teams and has significant expertise in disclosure relating to REITs and commodity pools. As a senior officer, Karen helped develop many of the Division’s policies and procedures, and she worked closely with staff across the SEC on matters involving broker-dealers, investment companies, and novel financial products.

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As the COVID-19 virus disrupts businesses, public companies face both operational and compliance challenges as public disclosure has become a more complex and evolving task. Companies with calendar year-ends are beginning to prepare their quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, and companies with other fiscal year-ends may be preparing annual reports on Form 10-K, or on Form 20-F in the case of foreign private issuers. This alert summarizes a few areas that companies should think about as they consider what disclosures are required, and what other disclosures it may be sensible to make voluntarily. The SEC staff just issued new guidance…

About

Karen Garnett is a partner in the Corporate Department, and a member of the Capital Markets Group.

Karen’s practice focuses on regulatory matters under the…

Karen Garnett is a partner in the Corporate Department, and a member of the Capital Markets Group.

Karen’s practice focuses on regulatory matters under the federal securities laws, equity finance transactions and public company advisory services. Karen has extensive experience in applying and interpreting federal securities laws and regulations, including requirements governing public company registration, reporting and disclosure.

Karen joined Proskauer following almost 24 years on the staff of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Most recently, she was an Associate Director in the Division of Corporation Finance, where she led the disclosure review program. Karen routinely provided guidance on a broad range of complex transactions and disclosure matters. She oversaw the work of several industry-focused review teams and has significant expertise in disclosure relating to REITs and commodity pools. As a senior officer, Karen helped develop many of the Division’s policies and procedures, and she worked closely with staff across the SEC on matters involving broker-dealers, investment companies, and novel financial products.