Legal Alert - The SEC Continues to Impose Fines and Other Penalties on Companies Based Solely on the Content of Their Standard Corporate Documents


by William R. Hayden and Jon S. Cohen

In August 2016, we highlighted that companies may want to review the content of their standard severance agreements, settlement agreements, confidentiality agreements and similar documents in light of an unprecedented enforcement program initiated by the Securities Exchange Commission (“SEC”). [See previous Legal Alert] As we reported then, the SEC imposed significant fines and other penalties on companies based solely on the content of these standard corporate documents.

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