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SEC Staff Issues Guidance on Rule 14a-8 Calling for Board Involvement in Evaluating Shareholder Proposals

This paper examines a legal bulletin issued by the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in November 2017 that provides significant new guidance to SEC-reporting companies...

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SEC issues new interpretive guidance on cybersecurity disclosures

Prompted by concern over the increase in the risks and frequency of data breach incidents and other cyber-attacks affecting public companies, the Securities and Exchange Commission recently ...

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The year in corporate governance

2017 was a roller coaster year for corporate governance. Corporate America engaged in a deeper critical review of progress (or lack thereof) in boardroom composition, acute responses to...

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Proxy advisor voting policies

In November 2017, proxy advisory firms Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) and Glass Lewis released annual updates to their U.S. voting policies. These updates take effect in 2018 and...

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New considerations for director compensation awards in light of Delaware Supreme Court's recent decision in In Re Investors Bancorp

The subject of director compensation awards has been moving up the corporate governance agenda of many public companies since December 2017. The Delaware Supreme Court ruled then in In re...

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NYSE amends rule on issuance of material news to prohibit release immediately after market close

On December 4, the SEC approved a New York Stock Exchange rule change that prohibits the issuance of material news by listed companies in the period immediately after the official closing...

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Corporate governance outlook 2018

This 2018 report analyzes trends in corporate governance and executive compensation disclosure in proxy filings at the 500 largest, by revenue, U.S. public companies (Equilar 500). 

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SEC staff issues important guidance on shareholder proposals for the 2018 proxy season

On November 1, the staff of the SEC's Division of Corporation Finance issued Staff Legal Bulletin No. 14I (CF) (SLB 14I) to provide guidance on substantive exclusions and other aspects of...

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