The corporate governance practice at Skadden advises public and private companies, management, boards of directors and board committees on a full range of corporate governance matters and fiduciary duties.

A core focus of our practice is representing companies in connection with their executive compensation planning and disclosure as well as governance and compliance under laws such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the Dodd-Frank Act. Our attorneys assist companies with responding to shareholder proposals, dealing with Institutional Shareholder Services and other proxy advisory firms, and preparing proxy and annual meeting processes and best practices. We also represent companies on the most current corporate governance issues and trends, including proxy access, say-on-pay, shareholders’ ability to call special meetings and majority voting in director elections. Our team also works closely with our SEC reporting and compliance practice in governance-related areas involving securities laws and regulations.

Skadden has been named the top corporate law firm in the United States in Corporate Board Member magazine’s annual survey of “America’s Best Corporate Law Firms” more than any other law firm. The survey asked directors of publicly traded companies to select “a firm they would most likely turn to for corporate legal matters.”