Graydon is a trusted legal advisor to public and private companies, assisting our clients in complying with changing laws, rules and regulations, and providing counsel on a wide variety of complex legal issues that directors and officers routinely face in governing their companies effectively and with integrity.
Since the 2002 enactment of The Sarbanes Oxley Act, significant political, regulatory and media attention has been given to “corporate governance.” Although the need for good business and legal corporate governance is nothing new, the laws, regulations, rules, and accounting principles now facing companies, their directors and officers and their legal and accounting advisors continue to increase. The public relations risks, and potential criminal penalties and civil claims that could arise from even inadvertent violations, are much too great to risk not being legally compliant.
Our Corporate Governance team focuses both on prevention and on intervention after a situation develops, bringing together the breadth of experience and necessary resources to guide our clients successfully through internal investigations, required legal compliance steps, and appropriate responses if a company, director or officer is confronted with a sudden legal crisis.
While we are prepared to react quickly to any unexpected claims or investigations that might arise, we believe that our best value lies in counseling prevention. Our team can assess your existing practices to limit potential liability, and help your company design and implement legally compliant corporate governance policies and procedures, including corporate policies and committee charters, appropriate for your particular circumstances.