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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 »

Dodd-Frank Executive Compensation

SEC Commissioner Believes Rule 10b-18 should not be Available if Executives are Selling

Executive Compensation, Public Companies and Securities SEC Commissioner Robert J. Jackson Jr. recently gave his views on stock buybacks.  Much of the speech focused on Rule 10b-18 which is used by public companies when conducting stock buybacks.  Rule 10b-18 provides a safe harbor from securities-fraud liability if the pricing and timing of buyback-related repurchases meet certain conditions. Among other things, Commissioner Jackson […] Read more →

by   |   June 11, 2018

SEC Issues FAQs on Compensation Plan Proposals Included in Proxy Statements

Employment, Executive Compensation, Public Companies and Securities The SEC has issued a series of frequently asked questions, which in SEC speak are referred to as Compliance and Disclosures Interpretations (or C&DIs for short), on proxy... Read more →

by   |   May 11, 2018

Advocacy Group Requests SEC to Investigate Irregularities in Pay Ratios

Executive Compensation, Public Companies and Securities An advocacy group, Public Citizen, has requested the SEC to investigate irregularities and inconsistencies in pay ratios reported by public companies. According to the group’s... Read more →

by   |   March 29, 2018

Fintech Company Subject to SEC Enforcement Action for Exceeding Rule 701 Option Grant Limit

Employment, Executive Compensation, Litigation, Public Companies and Securities Subject to its limits, Rule 701 permits non-reporting companies to grant employees equity without registration under the Securities Act of 1933.  One component of Rule 701... Read more →

by   |   March 17, 2018