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 »

Dodd-Frank Executive Compensation

A Compensation Plan That Didn’t Work

Banking, Employment, Executive Compensation, Public Companies and Securities HP’s Chief Executive Officer, Mark Hurd, resigned after an investigation disclosed that Hurd had a “close personal relationship” with an H-P contractor hired by the Office of the CEO and that “Mark never disclosed that.”  According to HP’s General Counsel, “there were instances of compensation and reimbursement for services that were never performed,  and there were […] Read more →

by   |   August 7, 2010

Dodd-Frank: Disclosure of Median Comp – of What Utility?

Executive Compensation, Public Companies and Securities I have been thinking about the new Dodd-Frank requirement for public companies to report the ratio of the median annual total compensation of all the company’s employees (other... Read more →

by   |   August 6, 2010

Dodd-Frank Corporate Governance

Dodd-Frank, Sarbanes-Oxley and Clawbacks

Executive Compensation, Public Companies and Securities The Dodd-Frank Act and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act both have provisions for clawbacks.  Public companies need to be familiar with all of these provisions. Dodd-Frank Section 954 of... Read more →

by   |   August 6, 2010

Representing Compensation Committees — Regular Counsel Need Not Apply?

Executive Compensation, Litigation, Public Companies and Securities The Dodd-Frank Act contains a number of provisions designed to improve the independence and operations of Compensation Committees.  But in doing so, has Congress made it more... Read more →

by   |   August 6, 2010