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Public Company Advisory Practice

Our public company clients face ever-increasing challenges and regulatory requirements with respect to disclosure, board responsibilities, internal controls, executive compensation, and government investigations, among other issues. To understand and comply with these continuously-evolving legal obligations, clients rely on our seasoned Public Company Advisory Team.

Top-Tier
Simpson Thacher ranked in the top five corporate law firms in the United States in Corporate Board Member Magazine’s 2016 survey of more than 700
directors and general counsel of publicly traded companies.   

Our Public Company Advisory Practice (PCAP) advises U.S. and non-U.S. public companies on all aspects of their compliance with the U.S. securities laws and the listing requirements of the major U.S. exchanges. We also counsel clients on:

  • Corporate governance;
  • Board and executive compensation;
  • Internal controls;
  • Disclosure controls and procedures;
  • Compliance with beneficial ownership reporting requirements; and
  • Short-swing profit recovery rules,

among other issues. In essence, our PCAP team serves as the “right hand” counterpart to our clients’ in-house legal teams.

“In today’s corporate environment, it takes a partnership of inside and outside legal expertise, built on a foundation of unqualified integrity, to ensure public companies avoid the panoply of risks that exist.”
Corporate Board Member Magazine (May 2016)

With more than twenty dedicated attorneys, our PCAP team focuses exclusively on public company representation. We advise over 60 public companies, ranging from large multinationals listed on the Dow 30, S&P 500, and Global Fortune 500 to small and mid-cap entities. We also represent three of the world’s largest private equity firms.

Ranked #1
in New York City for Corporate Governance Law.
US News & World Report 2016


Our extensive experience in this area enables us to provide efficient, cost-effective counseling and guidance on the full spectrum of issues facing public companies, from day-to-day regulatory requirements to crisis management. When circumstances warrant, we draw upon the capabilities of lawyers across the Firm to provide our public company clients with customized solutions to unique problems.

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