Sullivan & Cromwell Discusses Corporate Governance Considerations in Response to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath will heighten focus on corporate governance and the role of a talented management team and an engaged board as companies forge a path through the uncertain times ahead. Strong oversight, coordination and leadership will be critical in managing a fluid and complex situation impacting a company’s business, operations, prospects, employees, stockholders, other stakeholders and government/regulatory relationships. Among various other challenges, we expect that boards and management will be called upon to:

  1. understand, adapt to and reduce COVID-19-related risks;
  2. protect the health and safety of employees, other stakeholders and the broader public;
  3. implement and refine

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