Vanessa Schoenthaler is a partner in Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Hammer LLP’s New York office. She advises individuals and foreign and domestic public and private entities with regard to securities law, corporate finance, regulatory compliance, complex business transactions and general corporate matters. She can be found at Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Hammer LLP, 100FStreet (her blog) or on Twitter @100fstreet. The matters discussed in Vanessa's posts are for informational and educational purposes only. You should not use this material as a substitute for competent legal advice from an attorney.
By Vanessa Schoenthaler on July 6, 2011
ASSUME you’re the social media manager for a publicly traded company and you’re responsible for monitoring and updating the content on all of your company’s various social networking channels. It’s the morning of June 2, 2011, and yesterday afternoon the company announced that its annual shareholder meeting will take place on August 15, 2011. The [...]
By Vanessa Schoenthaler on April 11, 2011
WHEN business communicators think about disclosure rules, they typically worry most about Regulation Fair Disclosure (Reg FD) – but for all the angst this particular regulation causes, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s list of enforcement actions is surprisingly short.
By Vanessa Schoenthaler on February 22, 2011
REGULATION FD was designed to put an end to the practice of companies selectively disclosing material nonpublic information to certain market participants who could reasonably be expected to trade on the basis of that information or to provide others with advice about trading.
By Vanessa Schoenthaler on January 31, 2011
IN RECENT weeks, several high-profile companies have had disclosure information leaked from their websites by market news providers using sophisticated search technologies to discover unpublished information on unsecured staging URLs.
By Vanessa Schoenthaler on January 21, 2011
Deciding whether a particular piece of information is material is probably one of the most difficult aspects of complying with Regulation FD.
By Vanessa Schoenthaler on December 27, 2010
THE 90’s brought us faster computers, high-speed Internet access and online retail trading, all of which contributed to an increased awareness of the disparity between market information available to professional and retail investors.
By Vanessa Schoenthaler on December 14, 2010
HELLO IR Web Report readers, I’m here to hopefully provide you with a bit of perspective on how the U.S. federal securities laws can come into play in the context of a web-based investor relations practice. But, being that I am a lawyer, the first thing I have to do is refer you to a [...]