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Broadcast Date: Thursday, November 17, 2022
from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (ET)

Overview:

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently proposed climate disclosure rules which would require public companies to prepare a comprehensive reporting of their climate-related risks, emissions, and net-zero transition plans. Aside from systemic changes to disclosure requirements, adoption of the new rules may also influence the overall strategy, management, and oversight of climate-related risks and opportunities.

The proposal is likely to drive significant changes to the existing public-company disclosure regime. Thus, industry participants should focus their efforts on preparing for and complying with the new disclosure regime ahead.

In a LIVE Webcast, a panel of thought leaders and practitioners assembled by The Knowledge Group will provide a comprehensive discussion of the potential implications and issues surrounding the SEC’S proposed climate disclosure rules. Speakers will share tips and strategies that would help companies stay on track amid the shifting regulatory paradigm.

Key topics include:

  • Key Components of the New SEC Disclosure Rules
  • Major Impacts on Disclosure Practices
  • Ramifications of the Proposed Rules
  • Best Steps to Take and Key Considerations to Keep in Mind
  • Potential Legal Challenges to the Proposed Rules
  • What Lies Ahead

Credit:

Course Level:

Intermediate

 

Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials

 

Method of Presentation:

On-Demand Webcast

 

Course Code:

1410385

 

Prerequisite:

General knowledge of securities laws

 

NY Category of CLE Credit:

NY Category of credit: Areas of Professional Practice

 

Total Credit:

1.5 CLE

Speaker Panel:

Chi Cheng , Senior Associate
PhD, Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)

The Brattle Group, Inc.

Dr. Cheng specializes in analyzing unstructured accounting materials for complex business transactions involving financial accounting issues.  Among her experiences supporting corporate and government clients in litigations, arbitrations and regulatory proceedings, she has worked with complex, unstructured data from numerous types of materials to analyze accounting-related issues, conduct financial forensic investigations, develop business valuations, and evaluate damages and lost profits.

Additionally, Dr. Cheng supports clients and experts to assess issues concerning accounting practice, disclosure, and internal control under the guidance of US and international accounting standards.  She has also consulted on accounting related matters for utility companies regulated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and state regulators.  She is a certified public accountant (CPA) and a certified fraud examiner (CFE).

Hannah Rose Schonwald, Associate
Specializes in Securities Litigation and Environmental and Sustainability Matters

The Brattle Group, Inc.

Ms. Schonwald specializes in securities litigation matters, including M&As, valuations, as well as electricity and sustainability matters. With several years of experience working in the energy and manufacturing sectors as well as in consulting, she has a particular interest in environmental issues and in the pharmaceutical and technology industries, as well as government matters. Prior to joining Brattle, Ms. Schonwald gained experience in corporate finance at Pfizer. She began her career overseeing the remediation of contaminated land for real estate developments in New York City, then worked on research in Arizona to mineralize carbon dioxide from air for safe long-term storage to mitigate climate change.

Jason A. Shaffer, Associate
Member of Trial and Appellate Teams

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

Jason A. Shaffer works on litigation matters, including securities and shareholder suits, bankruptcy litigation, complex commercial litigation, and appeals. He also represents government contractors in debarment cases, bid protests, and False Claims Act and qui tam suits, and he represents individuals and corporations in white collar matters. Jason handles all phases of these cases. His work includes drafting motions, briefs and other filings; managing discovery review and production; preparing for fact and expert witness depositions and testimony; and serving as a member of trial and appellate teams. He also commits significant time to pro bono matters.

Jason previously clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Between those clerkships, he worked as an associate in the Washington, DC, office of a global law firm. A certified public accountant (now inactive), Jason worked as an auditor at a multinational professional services consulting company before attending law school.

Agenda:

Chi Cheng Senior Associate

The Brattle Group, Inc.

AND

Hannah Rose Schonwald, Associate

The Brattle Group, Inc.

  • Summary/overview of the proposed rules
  • Summary stats and observations from the comment letters
  • The potential impact/implications from the proposed rules on:
    • Financial Reporting
    • Data and measurement
    • Litigation risks

Jason A. ShafferAttorney

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

  • The rule's backstory—how we got here, and where it currently stands
  • What the rule would require—with a focus on Scope 3 emissions requirements
  • What legal challenges it may face—with a focus on the Supreme Court's recent decision in West Virginia v. EPA

 

Date & Time:

Thursday, November 17, 2022

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (ET)

Materials:

Download Course Materials

Who Should Attend:

  • Environmental Lawyers & Consultants
  • Corporate Lawyers
  • Investment Managers
  • Investment Analysts
  • Risk Management Professionals
  • Compliance Professionals
  • General Counsel

SPEAKERS

Chi Cheng Senior Associate
PhD, Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
The Brattle Group, Inc.
Hannah Rose SchonwaldAssociate
Specializes in Securities Litigation and Environmental and Sustainability Matters
The Brattle Group, Inc.
Jason A. ShafferAssociate
Member of Trial and Appellate Teams
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

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