Maynard’s Public Company Advisory Practice Group counsels public companies, as well as companies aiming to become public, on the full range of matters shaping their operation in the public markets. We represent companies that are traded on the major U.S. securities exchanges, and our clients span numerous industry sectors.

Our skilled team of professionals provides legal advice on compliance with evolving securities laws and corporate governance practices, and regularly assists clients in debt and equity capital markets transactions. The depth and breadth of experience we bring to the services we provide our clients add value to our counsel and allow us to provide timely and insightful strategic advice to help our clients improve their business operations and meet their performance goals. We counsel public company clients on matters including:

  • Reporting under and compliance with the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
  • Proxy statements and proxy advisory firm issues
  • Environmental, social and governance (ESG) and sustainability reporting and disclosures, as well as ESG program development and implementation
  • Shareholder activism and takeover defenses
  • Executive compensation and equity compensation plan adoption and administration
  • Compliance with the Dodd-Frank Act, the JOBS Act, and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, as well as applicable SEC rules and NYSE and Nasdaq listing standards
  • Insider ownership issues, including insider trading compliance programs, Rule 144 compliance, and Section 13 and 16 reporting requirements

We also provide representation in connection with a wide variety of transactional matters, including initial public offerings, underwritten primary and secondary equity offerings, registered debt issuances and Rule 144A offerings, exchange offers, private placements, and going private transactions, as well as mergers and acquisitions. In recent years, our team has represented public companies in capital markets securities offerings involving the issuance of more than $6 billion in securities.

Our extensive portfolio of capital markets transactions includes:

  • Representing Nasdaq-listed bank holding company in its merger with and into another Nasdaq-listed bank holding company, a transaction valued in excess of $800 million
  • Multiple underwritten primary and secondary offerings, including IPOs, for NYSE and Nasdaq-listed companies
  • Over $3.6 billion in Rule 144A offerings of senior notes and convertible notes for NYSE and Nasdaq-listed companies
  • A/B exchange offer of $700 million aggregate principal amount of senior notes for a NYSE-listed healthcare company
  • Underwritten public offerings of over $575 million aggregate principal amount of subordinated debentures for NYSE and Nasdaq-listed companies
  • Regulation A+ offerings for multiple issuers
  • Establishing 3(a)(3) and Section 4(a)(2) commercial paper programs for public and private issuers

Recent Public Company Advisory Group insights:


“This Ain’t the Summer of Love”: The SEC’s new “Pay versus Performance” Disclosure Rules (August 31, 2022)

Q2 2022 Public Company Advisory SEC Snapshots (July 11, 2022)

Q1 2022 Public Company Advisory SEC Snapshots (April 14, 2022)

MCG Talks ESG – Part 3 The SECS Climate-Related Proposed Rules are Here... Now What? (March 31, 2022)

Cybersecurity Refresh: SEC Proposes New Cybersecurity Rules (March 10, 2022)

SEC Snapshots Q4 2021 (January 19, 2022)

SEC Takes Aim at 10b5-1 Plans and Issuer Share Repurchases with Proposed Rules (Dec 21, 2021)

SEC Snapshots Q3 2021 (Oct 7, 2021)

MCG Talks ESG – Part 2: Steps You Can Take Now to Build or Improve Your ESG Program (September 22, 2021)

MCG Talks ESG – Part 1: Big or Small, Public or Private, Manufacturing or Tech… It’s Time to Focus on ESG (August 24, 2021)

Looking Ahead to 2022: Overhauling Your MD&A and Other Financial Disclosures (August 9, 2021)

SEC Snapshots Q2 2021 (July 8, 2021)

Invasion of the Regulatory Body-Snatchers: A New Agenda at the SEC (June 16, 2021)

SEC Snapshots Q1 2021 (April 7, 2021)

SEC Snapshots Q4 2020 (January 15, 2021)

SEC Snapshots Q3 2020 (October 9, 2020)

SEC Adopts Amendments to Further Streamline Public Company Disclosures (September 25, 2020)

SEC Snapshots Q2 2020 (July 8, 2020)

The SEC Adopts Reforms to its Financial Disclosure Requirements for Business Acquisitions and Dispositions (May 28, 2020)

SEC Snapshots from Maynard: Q1 2020 (April 3, 2020)

SEC Provides Additional Extension of Filing Deadlines and Other Guidance for Companies Affected by the Coronavirus Pandemic (March 26, 2020)

SEC extends filing deadlines and gives other guidance for companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak (March 6, 2020)

SEC Snapshots - Third Quarter 2019 (October 10, 2019)

SEC Snapshots - Second Quarter 2019 (July 9, 2019)

Take It Easy: The SEC Proposes Reforms to its Disclosure Requirements for Business Acquisitions and Disposals (June 17, 2019)


Public Company Advisory News
Thursday, November 3, 2022

Dodd-Frank Wraps Up: The SEC Adopts Executive Compensation Clawback Rules

On October 26, 2022, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), in a 3-to-2 vote, adopted its long-awaited final rules under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Dodd-Frank Act”) requiring listed public companies to establish executive compensation recovery, or “clawback,” policies. The final rules implement Section...

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Wednesday, August 31, 2022

“This Ain’t the Summer of Love”: The SEC’s new “Pay versus Performance” Disclosure Rules

The Securities and Exchange Commission continued its busy summer of rulemaking on August 25th when it issued final “Pay versus Performance” disclosure rules, which were originally proposed back in 2015 and are required under the Dodd-Frank Act. And, if you are like most companies and advisors who now have just...

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Monday, July 11, 2022

Q2 2022 Public Company Advisory SEC Snapshots

The members of Maynard’s Public Company Advisory Group counsel public companies, as well as companies aiming to become public, on the full range of matters shaping their operations in the public markets. As a continued service to our clients, we provide a quarterly summary of important developments affecting public companies...

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