Gardere Unveils ‘From the SOX Up’ Securities Blog
02/15/2011

The Public Securities and Corporate Governance Team at Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP launches its Securities Law Blog, ‘From the SOX Up.’

Online PR News – 15-February-2011 – – DALLAS – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP's Public Securities and Corporate Governance Team is pleased to announce the launch of its Securities Law Blog, From the SOX Up, at http://www.fromthesoxup.com.

"This is a time of immense change on the securities landscape, and our clients are justifiably concerned about those changes,” says Randall G. Ray, the head of the Public Securities and Corporate Governance Team and one of the blog’s co-authors. “Having a blog gives us the flexibility to help our clients stay on top of developments that can significantly impact them on a day-to-day basis.”

From the SOX Up will feature regular postings from Gardere’s Public Securities and Corporate Governance Team lawyers on changes at the Securities and Exchange Commission, developments in Sarbanes-Oxley and other securities laws, and other important corporate governance issues. Recent posts have included:

* SEC May Pay Large Bounties to Whistleblowers
* Public Companies Should Require Credit Rating Agencies to Agree to Confidentiality Agreements or Provisions
* Required Say-On-Pay Votes in 2011 or 2013

The lawyers on Gardere’s Public Securities and Corporate Governance Team have significant experience and familiarity with both federal and state securities laws, enabling them to be strategic advisors to both seasoned and newly public companies. The team provides counsel on a wide-range of matters, including compliance with federal and state securities laws and securities regulations, including the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and related regulations, corporate governance, preparation and review of filings made with the SEC and other regulatory agencies, securities transactions, internal and external investigations, and public disclosures generally.

Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, an AmLaw 200 firm founded in 1909 and one of the Southwest's largest full-service law firms, has offices in Austin, Dallas, Houston and Mexico City. Gardere provides legal services to private and public companies and individuals in areas of government affairs, energy, litigation, corporate, tax, environmental, labor and employment, intellectual property and financial services.