With first calendar quarter earnings set to be released by issuers in the coming weeks, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton and the SEC’s Director of the Division of Corporation Finance, William Hinman, issued a public statement on April 8, 2020, encouraging issuers to provide meaningful forward-looking disclosures regarding the impact of COVID-19 in their upcoming earnings releases and on calls with analysts and investors. This follows on the heels of the March 25, 2020 release of Disclosure Guidance Topic No. 9 by the Division of Corporation Finance, which provides its current views regarding disclosure and other securities law obligations that issuers should consider with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic and related business and market disruptions.

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