• Keeping Materials Filed with the SEC Confidential
  • June 30, 2004 | Author: Christopher J. Hewitt
  • Law Firm: Jones Day - Cleveland Office
  • The procedures are relatively straightforward. The consequences for failure to follow them can be severe. In the post-Enron era, where the number of information requests under the Freedom of Information Act, or FOIA (5 U.S. Code 552), more than tripled between 2001 and 2003, it pays to know the proper procedures for protecting confidential information that is submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission.