Co-authored by Michelle Griswold.

On November 5, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced that it would extend filing deadlines for issuers affected by Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath. For filings due during the period from October 29 to November 20, the SEC expects to extend filing deadlines to November 21 for individuals or entities unable to timely file due to Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath. At a Q&A session at the PLI’s Annual Institute on Securities Regulation in New York, an SEC staff member indicated that pending the issuance of the more formal statement on filing relief, registrants should file as soon after their regular filing deadlines as practicable. The SEC will also consider requests for additional relief on a case-by-case basis.

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