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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 »

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 subject to an entire fairness standard of review irrespective of whether stockholders have previously approved the equity incentive plan. According to the court, “when stockholders have approved […] 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

ISS Seeks Comment on Updated Policies Including Gender Pay Gap

Employment, Executive Compensation, Public Companies and Securities ISS has made available for public comment certain proposed changes to ISS’ benchmark voting policies for 2018 that could generally become effective for the upcoming proxy... Read more →

by , and   |   October 27, 2017

SEC Approves PCAOB’s Changes to Audit Reports

Public Companies and Securities The SEC has approved the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board’s (“PCAOB”) new standard for audit reports on public company financial statements. The new... Read more →

by , and   |   October 24, 2017