Contributor: Elaine Wolff

Elaine Wolff is a corporate attorney who focuses in the areas of corporate finance and securities law. She draws on extensive experience in the public and private sectors, including several roles with the Securities and Exchange Commission from 1997 to 2007. Wolff is highly knowledgeable on the interpretation and application of securities laws to public companies and, in particular, real estate investment trusts. She represents companies in connection with registration statements for capital raising and merger transactions, proxy statements and periodic reports and corporate governance matters.

Cybersecurity

Is SEC Cybersecurity Guidance Working?

By Elaine Wolff

Imagine that the FBI and DHS have arrived at your company to inform you of a potential cyber threat. Your public company disclosure obligations may not be the first thing on your mind, but such issues will quickly emerge.

On Wednesday of this week, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) held a roundtable on cybersecurity to explore whether the current SEC guidance on cybersecurity is...

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Cybersecurity

SEC and Cybersecurity—What Publicly-Traded Companies Need to Know

By Elaine Wolff

Note from the Editor:

Mary Ellen Callahan, CIPP/US, and Elaine Wolff, both of Jenner & Block, will be part of the breakout session "The SEC and Cybersecurity: What Every Publicly Traded Company Must Know" at the IAPP Global Privacy Summit in Washington, DC, on March 7 at 8:30 am. They will be joined by Nicole Maddrey, Vice President, Deputy General Counsel & Assistant Secretary, at Graham Holdings and Tangela Richter, Functional General Counsel—Direct Bank and Brokerage, Capital One.

With the news that Target intends to wait until it files its annual report in March with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on the investment consequences of its massive cybersecurity intrusion from  2013, the SEC and cybersecurity once again gains attention.

Since the SEC first issued its guidance on cybersecurity in October 2011, it has heightened its review of cybersecurity...

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