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Published Works

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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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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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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SEC proposes rule amendments under the FAST Act to modernize and simplify disclosure

The SEC recently proposed amendments intended to update, streamline and improve its disclosure framework and to reduce the compliance burden for public companies. The proposed amendments,...

Published Works

SEC announces whistleblower award for government employee

On July 25, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that it would grant $2.5 million "to an employee of a domestic government agency whose tip helped launch an SEC...

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SEC issues new and revised guidance on CEO pay ratio rule

On September 21, the SEC and the staff of the Division of Corporation Finance issued new and updated interpretive guidance regarding the CEO pay ratio disclosure required by Item 402(u) of...

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