Stinson Leonard Street Dodd Frank

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 »

Apple Seeks to Exclude Shareholder Proposal Based on Board Process in SLB 14I

Uncategorized In the closely watch area of shareholder proposals, Apple is seeking to exclude a shareholder proposal  regarding the establishment of a Human Rights Committee because it involves  the company’s ordinary business operations under Rule 14a-8(i)(7).  Apple is relying on newly issued Staff Legal Bulleting 14I.  Apple states SLB 14I provides  that whether a policy issue […] Read more →

by   |   November 25, 2017

House Committee to Consider Repeal of Conflict Minerals and Mine Safety Disclosures

Public Companies and Securities The House Financial Services Committee has announced it intends to meet to consider mark-ups of bills to repeal the conflicts minerals disclosures (H.R. 4248) and mine safety... Read more →

by   |   November 11, 2017

SEC logo

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

Stacks of Coins

SEC Warns Celebrities on Endorsing Initial Coin Offerings

Public Companies and Securities The SEC issued a warning to celebrities and others that endorse initial coin offerings and other investments. The SEC noted: Any celebrity or other individual who promotes a... Read more →

by   |   November 1, 2017