John Crozier and Kathy Jaffari discuss the SEC’s 2023 rulemaking and enforcement priorities in The Legal Intelligencer. They cover proposed rules mandating climate-related disclosures, amendments to the proxy process, SPACs, human capital, diversity, and enforcement actions in the crypto assets space.
It is anticipated that climate-related matters will be a continued focus for SEC and a rule proposal for corporate rule diversity disclosures is also included on this year’s regulatory agenda. The SEC staff has advised issuers to refer to the commission’s 2018 statement on public company cybersecurity disclosures when preparing SEC filings.
A final rule related to proxy progress is planned for October 2023. The commission’s enforcement plan will likely focus on crypto and ESG-related disclosures by taking a “regulation by enforcement” approach.
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