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New Staff Guidance On Shareholder Proposals
On October 23, 2018, the Staff of the Division of Corporation Finance (the "Staff") of the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") released Staff Legal Bulletin No. 14J.
United States
1 Nov 2018
SEC Approves Nasdaq Rule Requiring Public Disclosure Of Payments To Directors By Third Parties
In March 2016, the Nasdaq Stock Market LLC ("Nasdaq") proposed new rules regarding disclosure of third-party compensation of directors.
United States
29 Jul 2016
SEC Approves NASDAQ's Proposed Rule On Golden Leash Arrangements
On July 1, 2016, the SEC approved NASDAQ's proposed Rule 5250(b)(3), as amended by Amendment No. 2 filed on June 30, 2016...
United States
22 Jul 2016
Growing Trend Of Companies Staying Private Longer
On May 17, 2016, Fortune Magazine published an article by Geoff Colvin, "Take This Market and Shove It," examining the growing trend of companies staying private rather than opting for an IPO.
United States
27 May 2016
IRRCi Publishes Follow-Up Study On Controlled Companies
Recently, the Investor Responsibility Research Center Institute (IRRCi) published a follow-up to its initial 2012 study on "controlled" companies, entitled "Controlled Companies in the Standard & Poor's 1500.
United States
15 Apr 2016
NASDAQ Resubmits Proposed Rule On Golden Leash Arrangements
On March 15, 2016, the NASDAQ Stock Market LLC resubmitted its proposed rule requiring NASDAQ-listed companies to publicly disclose third-party compensation arrangements for board members and board nominees, commonly referred to as "golden leash" arrangements.
United States
30 Mar 2016
New Staff Legal Bulletin And Proxy Voting Guidelines Released Ahead Of The 2016 Proxy Season
Just ahead of the 2016 proxy season, the Staff of the Division of Corporation Finance of the SEC released new guidance—Staff Legal Bulletin No. 14H ("SLB 14H")...
United States
11 Dec 2015
SEC Adopts CEO Pay Ratio Disclosure Rules
The SEC recently adopted rules implementing Section 953(b) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the "Act").
United States
21 Aug 2015
SEC Proposes Rules To Direct Exchanges To Require Compensation Recovery Policies
Nearly five years after the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the "Act") was enacted in July 2010, the SEC approved proposed rules required under Section 954 of the Act.
United States
13 Aug 2015
Pay-Versus-Performance: SEC Proposes Rules To Expand Executive Compensation Disclosure In Proxy Materials
Nearly five years after the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the "Act") was enacted in July 2010, the SEC narrowly approved proposed rules required under Section 953(a) of the Act.
United States
11 May 2015
Update On SEC Rulemaking
Chair White, addressing the Investor Advisory Committee, provided an update on SEC rulemaking.
United States
20 Apr 2015
Final IRS Regulations Under Section 162(m) Will Impact Transition Rule Applicable To Newly Public Companies
On March 31, 2015, the IRS issued final regulations under Section 162(m), the tax code provision which limits the deduction for compensation paid to certain public company executive officers.
United States
16 Apr 2015
Chair White’s Testimony On SEC Initiatives
In testimony today, Chair White provided a brief update on various rulemaking initiatives.
United States
2 Apr 2015
Proposed Hedging Disclosures To Apply To EGCs
The SEC recently proposed amendments to require disclosure of whether employees and directors of public companies are permitted to hedge or offset any decrease in the market value of equity securities granted to them as part of a stock-based compensation plan or that are held by them.
United States
17 Feb 2015
What Foreign Private Issuers Can Learn From The SEC’s Comments On Proxy Statements And Annual Reports
Our 2014 Proxy Season Field Guide provides you with an overview of recent legislative, regulatory and shareholder developments.
United States
13 Mar 2014
California Legislative Update – It’s That Time Of Year Again
Employers should update their policies to ensure they are in compliance with the new statutes, especially the new minimum wage with its ramifications for exempt status under California wage/hour law.
United States
12 Nov 2013
Say No More: The Latest Blow To Suits Challenging Proxy Disclosures About Say-On-Pay And Stock Incentive Plans
Over the past eighteen months, public companies have drafted their annual proxy statements knowing that they could become the next target of a new wave of disclosure lawsuits.
United States
30 Sep 2013
Institutional Investors And The JOBS Act
In a recent speech SEC Commissioner Aguilar addressed the "scale back" of disclosures in connection with the JOBS Act, and the role of institutional investors in the capital markets.
United States
20 May 2013
The "Say On Pay" Learning Curve
Companies have now been through two proxy seasons under the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act’s "Say on Pay" provision, which calls for investor advisory votes on executive compensation.
United States
11 Jan 2013
Hard Transitions
The JOBS Act also does not provide much guidance in relation to various phase-ins or transitions once an issuer that was an EGC crosses one of the specified thresholds and loses its EGC status.
United States
15 Aug 2012
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