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Betty represents issuers and underwriters in connection with all aspects of public and private securities offerings, with a significant portion of her work concentrated in regulated industries, including the energy and utility industries and the telecommunications industry. She has experience with registered debt offerings, common stock offerings (including forward sales of common stock and the establishment of "at-the-market" equity programs), preferred stock offerings, first mortgage bond offerings, Rule 144A/Reg S debt offerings, debt equity hybrid securities and municipal debt offerings.

On July 26, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted, by a 3-2 margin, a final rule to require more immediate disclosure of material cybersecurity incidents by public companies. In addition, the final rule requires annual disclosure of material information regarding a public company’s cybersecurity risk management strategy and cybersecurity governance.

On May 3, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted rule amendments regarding disclosures about repurchases of an issuer’s equity securities, or issuer stock buybacks. The final rule and fact sheet can be found here and here. The new rules include:

  • Disclosure by issuers of daily quantitative share repurchase information, either quarterly or semi-annually;
  • Inclusion of a checkbox indicating whether certain officers and directors traded in the relevant securities in the four business days before or after the announcement of the repurchase plan or program;
  • For each day on which a purchase was made, the number of shares repurchased and the average price, among other disclosures; and
  • Disclosures tagged using Inline XBRL.