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The Legal Brief

SEC Coronavirus/COVID-19 Response

March 26, 2020

By: M. Shane Harvey, Elizabeth Osenton Lord, and Charles D. Dunbar

In response to COVID-19, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) has taken a variety of actions to assist and advise registered companies. These actions include:

  • Extending deadlines for the release of annual reports by certain companies
  • Providing guidance on facilitating shareholder engagement, including through virtual annual meetings
  • Providing guidance on the proper disclosure of material impacts resulting from COVID-19

Links to the initiatives of the SEC can be found here: https://www.sec.gov/sec-coronavirus-covid-19-response and here https://www.sec.gov/corpfin/coronavirus-covid-19


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