Mary Anne O'Connell

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Mary Anne assists companies with mergers and acquisitions, sales of businesses and other strategic opportunities. She represents a number of private equity firms, as well as operating companies, in structuring, negotiating and administering investments in early- and later-stage companies. Mary Anne also advises public companies on securities law and governance matters and works with clients on private placements of securities.

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Next Monday, June 2nd is the deadline for all companies subject to the SEC’s conflict minerals rule to file their Form SD and, if necessary, their conflict mineral report.  We surveyed the filings made through May 28 and this blog highlights some of the good examples, and some less than optimal disclosure. A number of filings were made early today after our review, but if you are not one of the early filers, we hope…
Yesterday a panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals held the Conflict Minerals Rules’ requirement that a company that issues stock disclose if its products are not “DRC conflict free” violated the First Amendment. In an effort to de-finance parties engaged in violence and human-rights abuses related to the extraction of gold, tantalum, tin, and tungsten—so-called “conflict minerals”—from Democratic Republic of the Congo, Congress, through rules promulgated by the Securities Exchange Commission, required companies…