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Sawyer Smith *


* Applicant for admission to the Texas Bar. Supervised by partners of the firm who are members of the Texas Bar.

Sawyer Smith is an associate in the Capital Markets/Securities Practice Group in the Dallas office of Haynes and Boone, LLP. His practice focuses on public and private securities offerings, state and federal corporate governance and securities compliance matters. This includes initial public offerings, debt offerings, reporting obligations under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, compliance with NYSE and NASDAQ listing standards as well as the production of required filings with the SEC, FINRA and state securities offices. Sawyer also works with public and private companies on mergers and acquisitions transactions.

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B.B.A., Finance, Texas AM University Mays School of Business, 2017, magna cum laude, Phi Kappa Phi

J.D., Cornell Law School, 2020, CALI Award Recipient – State & Local Government


Summer Law Clerk for Robert Troyer at the U.S. Attorney�s Office for the District of Colorado, 2018

The SEC Signals Renewed Focus on Climate Change Disclosures
April, 07 2021

Acting Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), Allison Herren Lee, recently issued a statement that directs the Division of Corporation Finance to renew its focus on climate-related disclosures in public company filings. This recent statement builds on interpretive guidance originally released by the SEC in 2010 detailing how the SEC’s existing requirements apply to climate-relate [...]