K&L Gates corporate lawyers provide corporate governance counsel to publicly traded corporations and their boards, independent directors, board committees, and management on a wide range of corporate governance issues in the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and South America.
With approximately 500 corporate lawyers who practice in fully integrated offices located on five continents, we are well-positioned to offer full-service corporate counsel. We proactively counsel our publicly traded clients with respect to policies for achieving sound corporate governance, and in compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the corporate governance rules of the NYSE and Nasdaq. We also advise our clients regarding regulatory initiatives and deficiencies noted by regulators across the corporate landscape. In 2011, K&L Gates was singled out as the national Corporate Governance “Law Firm of the Year” by the U.S. News-Best Lawyers® survey.
Our advice is sought in connection with numerous issues and matters, including:
K&L Gates is positioned to assist its corporate clients by drafting corporate governance guidelines; codes of business conduct and ethics for directors, officers, and employees; codes of ethics for senior financial officers; charters for the nomination/corporate governance, compensation, and audit committees; various corporate governance policies and procedures; certifications and confirmation letters; and notices to employees.
Above all, we approach our advice in the area of corporate governance with a practical perspective and sensitivity to the realities of each client’s particular history and culture. We seek to identify issues in corporate governance before critical problems develop and to construct workable solutions to issues without creating unreasonable expectations.
Our London office provides high-quality company secretarial services to a wide range of both national and international clients in relation to their companies and subsidiaries incorporated in the United Kingdom through the firm's in-house nominee company – Gravitas Nominees Limited. Services include: