Our clients range from Fortune 500 companies and middle market public and private companies to start-ups and emerging businesses. We pride ourselves on building a collaborative relationship in order to craft creative solutions for immediate problems and designing and executing plans to achieve long-term strategic goals. Our corporate practice spans a wide range of industries, including insurance and financial services, energy, entertainment and media, chemical and mining, electronics, technology and biotechnology, manufacturing and distribution, maritime, shipping and transportation, real estate, health care and education. Many of our lawyers have direct work experience or involvement in the industries in which they focus, drawing upon the skills of our colleagues in the tax, ERISA, intellectual property, labor & employment, environmental and litigation practice areas.
Corporate scandals earlier this decade have reshaped the regulatory landscape. Locke Lord helps our clients stay ahead of the curve as they review and update their corporate governance practices.
From the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 to new standards at the NYSE and NASDAQ designed to foster better corporate governance practices, the rules have changed and the regulatory environment is more complex than ever. The SEC has developed additional regulations to enhance and accelerate reporting and disclosure requirements. In this legal environment, Locke Lord has the mechanisms in place to help clients review and update their practices and policies.
Among Locke Lord's responses to these new challenges is the use of a comprehensive corporate governance audit. Informed by peer to peer review and best practices guidelines, our corporate lawyers help clients meet and exceed these ever-rising governance standards.