Stan Keller, a Business Law partner in Edwards Wildman
's Boston office, analyzed the need for clarity regarding the SEC's recently issued rule on conflict minerals in Bloomberg Corporate Accountability Report
. In the article, "Attorneys, Citing Urgent Need, Call on SEC to Issue Guidance on Congo Metals Rule," Keller said, "The breadth of the legislative provision puts an enormous and difficult compliance burden on companies, both large and small. With well-crafted guidance, the SEC can define reasonable boundaries that achieve the legislative purpose but alleviate some of the harsher burdens on issuers."