Some things I have written …

COVID-19 And Your 2021 Proxy Statement, published by NIRI in IR Update (fall 2020).

There’s a new way for Delaware companies to highlight their sustainability chops. Will it be meaningful? published in Governance & Accountability Institute’s Sustainability Update, August 8, 2018.

“Plain English Writing for Compliance Professionals,” Chapter 26 in Modern Compliance: Best Practices for Securities & Finance, Vol. II (Lui, Walsh & Mitchell, eds.) (2017, Wolters Kluwer).

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge–This One’s Personal, published in Governance & Accountability Institute’s Sustainability Update, August 1, 2016.

Tips for a Plain English Form ADV (updated May 2016).

In 2016, the Uniform Law Commission released an Employee and Student Online Privacy Protection Act. Here is a paper I wrote in 2015 explaining why I think such statutes are a bad idea.

Mutual Fund Regulation and Compliance Handbook (co-author), published by Thomson Reuters. [updated annually–link should go to most recent edition]

Benefit Corporations and the Public Markets–Will We Ever See a Public Benefit Corporation?, published in Governance & Accountability Institute’s Sustainability Update, November 24, 2014.

SLUSA Cases That Will Be Heard by the Supreme Court, published in the New Jersey Law Journal, August 12, 2013.

Just Social, or Material? published in IR UPDATE, June/July 2013.

Tips for a Plain English CD&A (updated April 2012).

The Political Purse, published in IR UPDATE, April 2012.

Say What?”, published on, March 22, 2011.

“Change We Can . . . Understand!” (October 2010).

“A plain English Form ADV? How do I do that?” (July 2010).

“Notice and Access Revisited: The SEC’s Latest Initiatives” (April 2010).

“NYSE’s Rule 452 in a Nutshell” published in IR UPDATE, September 2009.

“IROs and the Proposed Proxy Access Rules” published in IR UPDATE, August 2009.

“Using Your Board to Impress Investors” published in IR UPDATE, May 2009.

“21st Century Initiative — New Transparency and Disclosure for U.S. Corporations — the Process Begins” published in IR UPDATE, April 2009.

Tips for a Plain English Form ADV (March 2009).

Tips for a Plain English CD&A (January 2009).

Commentary on U.S. v. Leonard, 523 F.3d 83 (2d Cir. 2008), published by LexisNexis.

“IROs Monitoring 2008 Shareholder Proposals May Be Seeing 2009 Critical Issues for Their Companies” published in IR UPDATE, June 2008.

“What About e-Forums for Your Company” published in IR UPDATE, April 2008.

“Shareholders Will Speak: Is Anyone Listening?” published in IR UPDATE, December 2007.

“SEC Offers Competing Proxy Access Proposals for Public Reaction: Outcome Unclear as Vigorous Public Debate Begins,” published in IR UPDATE, September 2007.

Four Reasons to Use Plain English in Your Securities Disclosure Documents (July 2007).

“How Not to Bury the Publications on Your Web Site,” published in LAW PRACTICE MAGAZINE, May 2006.

“How Aircraft Carrier May Strike IROs, and How to Strike Back,” published in IR UPDATE, April 1999.

“What the SEC has in store for your periodic reports,” published in IR UPDATE, April 1999.

“‘Aircraft Carrier’: What will it mean for your next offering,” published in IR UPDATE, March 1999.

“The Most Significant Deals of 1998,” published in THE M&A LAWYER, January 1999.

“How to become the ‘plain English’ expert in your company,” published in IR UPDATE, July 1998.

Articles and books that quote me …

Media Advisory: Lois Yurow now featured commentator for, the public web site of Governance & Accountability Institute, April 15, 2010.

Sally Squires, “Nonstop Office: Maybe It’s Good for You,” THE WASHINGTON POST, January 23, 2007. This article has absolutely nothing to do with securities disclosure or plain English, but it’s pretty interesting. Check out the video for proof that I can walk and talk (and walk and type!) at the same time.

Carolyn Iglesias, “Lose the Lingo,” IR MAGAZINE, September 2003.

Robert G. Eccles, The ValueReporting Revolution: Moving Beyond the Earnings Game (Wiley, 2002).

Raymond Hennessey, “IPO Planners Find ‘Plain English’ Elusive,” THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, December 26, 2000.  Note my now very quaint reference to $300 per hour billing rates for lawyers!

Podcasts …

How to incorporate ESG into financial communications,” with members of the Addison Sustainability practice group, July 25, 2018.

“Inside Track with Julie: Creating Plain English Disclosure,” THECORPORATECOUNSEL.NET, January 21, 2009.