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MAKING SENSE OF DODD-FRANK

The Dodd-Frank Act has broad and deep implications that will touch every corner of financial services and multiple other industries. This site, developed and maintained by attorneys at Stinson Leonard Street, is dedicated to making sense of this complex legislation and helping businesses understand how it will affect them specifically. Our Bloggers »

Preliminary Planning for the 2019 Proxy Season

Executive Compensation, Public Companies and Securities For those who want to start preparing for the 2019 proxy season, our preliminary list of important considerations is set forth below: Review 162(m) Disclosures in Proxy Statements We recommend issuers review their Section 162(m) disclosures in proxy statements. As noted on our Benefits Notes blog, on August 21, 2018, the IRS issued its initial […] Read more →

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SEC Reduces Thresholds for Smaller Reporting Company Definition and Requires Mandatory Use of Inline XBRL

Executive Compensation, Public Companies and Securities The SEC has long recognized that smaller issuers should be subject to somewhat less stringent disclosure standards than larger companies. The SEC has referred to this as... Read more →

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Director Discretionary Compensation Awards Tested by Entire Fairness Standard According to Delaware Supreme Court

Employment, Executive Compensation, Litigation, Public Companies and Securities In a recent decision by the Delaware Supreme Court in In re Investors Bancorp Stockholders Litigation, the court found that director equity grants based on director discretion are... Read more →

by , and   |   December 14, 2017

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SEC Staff Releases Pro-Issuer Guidance on Shareholder Proposals

Public Companies and Securities The staff’s release of Staff Legal Bulletin No. 14I (“SLB 14I”) ahead of the upcoming proxy season appears to reflect several issuer-friendly modifications to the staff’s... Read more →

by , and   |   November 2, 2017