Corporate Governance & Compliance

As general or special counsel to more than 100 public companies, Ropes & Gray advises clients on critical compliance and governance issues.


Ropes & Gray has extensive experience advising clients on compliance and governance issues. We provide practical advice on SEC requirements and other complex laws and regulations, including:

  • Sarbanes-Oxley Act issues
  • Dodd-Frank-related matters
  • Corporate governance
  • Securities and financing activities
  • NYSE and Nasdaq compliance
  • Disclosure and reporting requirements
  • Executive and employee compensation and benefits plans
  • Corporate communications and Regulation FD legal requirements
  • Shareholder proposals and proxy matters
  • Takeover defense

We also help clients avoid and resolve government enforcement actions through compliance programs, internal investigations and representation before regulators or in court.