Boards, Directors & Special Committees

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RK&O advises public companies, their boards of directors and senior management on a full range of corporate governance matters. Our clients are subject to an elaborate web of rules and constantly evolving regulatory expectations and best practice standards, and rely on RK&O to develop time-sensitive risk-based strategies to address them. Our proactive approach enables our clients to monitor and respond to business issues before they become compliance problems or regulatory matters. We anticipate potential corporate governance issues, assist in the implementation of effective procedures and controls to mitigate related risk, and pursue positive, market-based results in high-stakes litigation matters.

When compliance issues are identified, we counsel corporate boards and senior management on how to respond effectively to ensure that they are adequately discharging their responsibilities to the company and its stakeholders. Whether the response entails conducting an internal investigation, communicating with relevant regulators and law enforcement authorities, commencing civil litigation or taking internal disciplinary action, we provide solutions aimed at minimizing legal, regulatory and reputational risks.

Our governance advice to clients is further informed by our experience working with government officials to resolve complex and novel issues. As a result of this experience, the government and the courts have turned to RK&O lawyers to serve as corporate monitors, compliance counsel, receivers and trustees in a number of high profile matters, including serving as the Independent Examiner for Computer Associates International, Inc. and Receiver for Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC.

RK&O's Boards, Directors & Special Committees practice is closely connected to our Investigations & Enforcement and Civil Litigation practices.