Fried Frank on How the Government Shutdown Affects M&A, the SEC, and Litigation

We summarize below the key impact of the federal government’s partial shutdown on M&A transactions, SEC and Investment Adviser filings and registrations, government contracts, and litigation. This information may change if the shutdown continues for a lengthy period.

In general, a significant percentage of federal government employees have been furloughed. Some members of the federal workforce are continuing to work without pay but most federal agencies are operating with extremely limited staff. Most agencies are not continuing to process filings that were pending when the shutdown began and are not processing new filings. In addition, most agencies are not now … Read more