CLAIRE H. HOLLAND is a counsel in the Corporate and Securities practice group in Sidley Austin’s Chicago office. Since joining the firm in 2003, Ms. Holland has assisted with a variety of public securities offerings and corporate transactions, including public and private mergers, acquisitions and dispositions. In recent years, she has focused her practice on corporate governance matters, SEC disclosure requirements and other federal securities laws issues. Ms. Holland regularly gives advice to public company clients with respect to SEC reporting obligations, exchange listing standards, the requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and Dodd-Frank Act and proxy advisory firm voting policies. She also advises corporate management, boards of directors and board committees on their corporate governance policies and practices and counsels them on fiduciary duties, takeover defenses, legal compliance and board and committee best practices.