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Corporate Governance & Compliance

Hodgson Russ advises public and private companies, nonprofit organizations, boards of directors, and executives on best practices in corporate governance and regulatory compliance. We possess extensive experience with financial institutions, securities matters, business litigation and bankruptcy. This experience allows us to give our clients depth of insight and perspective regarding corporate governance matters.

Our attorneys are thoroughly versed in the myriad issues and regulations applicable to the operations of corporate boards and the conduct of their directors, including compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rules, and other related legislation.

We assist corporate clients in developing charters, bylaws, and compliance policies; in performing board self-assessments and in creating board structure. Hodgson Russ attorneys provide advice on fiduciary duties, liability issues, and executive compensation matters. We respond to inquiries from the SEC and other government agencies and assist in conducting internal investigations related to compliance violations, fraud allegations, and whistleblower claims.

Hodgson Russ has been awarded prestigious “Best Law Firms” Metropolitan Tier rankings by Best Lawyers/U.S. News & World Report in the Corporate Compliance Law and Corporate Governance Law categories.