April 21, 2005

Calling Chief Counsel’s Office? Goodbye 2900!

This Friday, the first wave of the SEC gets moved – one floor at a time – starting with Corp Fin. It’s important to note that Staffer phone numbers will change – you will be able to call any old phone number to listen to a message detailing the new number. But Staffers will not be able to access voicemail on their old phones once they move – so don’t leave any messages if a recording says the Staffer has a new number.

For the Chief Counsel’s well-known number – 202.942.2900 – the recording now says that on Monday, April 25th, the number will change to 202.551.3500. Here are the other new phone numbers for Corp Fin announced so far.

[As an aside, some Staffers had some of my old oil paintings in their offices – and they didn’t want them anymore – so I picked them up and you might see them soon on Ebay.].

Annual Meeting Preparation Extravaganza

With many annual stockholder meetings approaching, we have posted numerous sample documents relating to the annual meeting – courtesy of Stephen Older of Akin Gump – in our “Annual Stockholders’ Meeting” Practice Area. In addition, don’t forget the audio archive and transcript of last year’s great webcast: “Conduct of the Annual Meeting.”

SEC Releases Study on Administrative Proceedings

Not sure who follows what the Administrative Law Judges are up to, but if you care – here is a study of the ALJ activities over the past year that the SEC released yesterday.