Yelena M. Barychev

Yelena Barychev Mergers Acquistions Law Blank Rome
Organization Profile
Professional Biography

Yelena Barychev advises management and boards of directors on:

  • Corporate governance matters, including executive and director compensation and compliance with NASDAQ and NYSE listing requirements
  • Public and private offerings of securities
  • Preparation of proxy statements, Forms 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K, and other SEC filings
  • Cybersecurity risk management
  • Compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the Dodd-Frank Act, and the JOBS Act

Yelena is a co-lead of the firm’s Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) team. She works with directors and management to provide guidance on ESG strategies, reporting, and disclosure.

She writes and speaks frequently on securities compliance and ESG matters, most recently:

  • “Creating a Sustainable Corporation for the Long Term: A Guide to Effectively Implementing ESG Initiatives for Boards,” Board Leadership (September 14, 2022)
  • “How the SEC’s Climate Disclosure Plan Raises the Bar for Boards,” Corporate Secretary (June 8, 2022)
  • Panelist, “Cybersecurity Governance—The New Normal,” Society for Corporate Governance Middle Atlantic Chapter 2022 Spring Conference (May 12, 2022)
  • Panelist, “A Perfect Storm for Directors: More Risk with Less Protection,” NACD PSW/USC Marshall Corporate Directors Symposium (March 24, 2022)

Yelena's practice also focuses on advising clients on mergers and acquisitions, compliance with the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act, as well as contract drafting and negotiations. She also counsels nonprofit organizations.

Yelena represents clients in a broad range of industries, including life sciences, information technology, manufacturing, and financial services companies.

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