A_Ledbetter_LR.jpgCONTRIBUTED BY
Andrew Ledbetter
andrew.ledbetter@dlapiper.com

The SEC has announced that, “beginning January 1, 2012, the staff will release filing review correspondence no earlier than 20 business days following the completion of a filing review.”  This shortens the SEC’s historical (well, since 2005) practice of releasing such correspondence “no earlier than 45 [calendar] days after the review of the disclosure filing is complete.”  This may be useful to note for a company that deals with SEC review (either registration or periodic/current reports).