The SEC's Conflict Minerals Rule, which took effect on Jan. 1, 2013, imposes substantial compliance obligations on an estimated 6,000 SEC registrants and potentially hundreds of thousands of domestic and foreign private companies of all sizes. Complying with the rule will be one of the most complex compliance projects ever undertaken by many companies.

Schulte Roth & Zabel is a leader in advising on Conflict Minerals Rule compliance. The checklist in this white paper comes from our extensive practical experience advising on the Conflict Minerals Rule. It contains near-term action items for companies in the earlier stages of developing and implementing their Conflict Minerals Rule compliance programs.