Bartlett’s ‘Get Out of Jail Free’ Card

Joseph W. Bartlett, Council, Reitler Kailas & Rosenblatt LLC

Various attacks are mounted against the boards and managers of U.S. publicly held companies based on alleged deficiencies in the disclosure of financial results, the prosecution’s case buttressed by a emails discovered in the cloud from disgruntled insiders. The legal issues have been analyzed ad infinitum by the media and legal commentators. There is no effort from this corner to add to that enhanced commentary.

One point, however, strikes me as a prudent prophylactic for public companies and their managers who are reporting valuations and other material information to the marketplace, including but not limited to existing shareholders and creditors.

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