CEO Activism: When Does It Make Sense to Speak Out?

October 8, 2019 All Industries Activism

CEOs are taking a stand during divisive moments, complaining about the U.S. president and his policies, running ads on controversial topics and letting their political views be known. But is this a good thing? Some companies are saying “yes.” But a few governance and public relations experts are say “no,” or at least, “very rarely.”

How Long Do CEOs Keep Their Jobs?

October 8, 2019 All Industries IPO

It’s not your imagination: CEOs aren’t lasting that long. The recent news of scandal and bungled initial public offerings are only a handful of reasons why CEOs have lost their jobs.

What Makes an Attractive IPO?

September 18, 2019 All Industries IPO

Despite a government shutdown in early 2019, the IPO market has been fairly strong. Early signs indicate that 2019 could come close to a record last set in 2000, when $97 billion was raised in the dot-com bubble.

Regulatory Trends Impacting Public Companies

September 10, 2019 All Industries Activism

The United States may no longer be the country for entrepreneurs to try out new technology and break things, says Ed Knight, executive vice president and global chief legal and policy officer at Nasdaq. He and Melissa Sawyer, partner at Sullivan & Cromwell, discuss some of the emerging issues in regulation and how regulators are changing their focus.