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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 Public Companies and Securities

Director Qualifications-SEC Comments and Example Disclosures

Public Companies and Securities There are plenty of new things to remember with the Dodd-Frank Act.  But there were pretty far reaching changes to proxy statements last year as well.  In particular, the director qualification disclosure required by Item 401(e) of Regulation S-K has drawn SEC comment.  About all you can tell from the SEC comments we reviewed is […] Read more →

by   |   November 26, 2010

ISS to Recommend Annual Say-On-Pay Votes and Shifts Course on Director Attendance

Executive Compensation, Public Companies and Securities ISS has issued its 2011 Corporate Governance Policy Update.  As expected, it will recommend voting for an annual say-on-pay vote and the update addresses other matters of... Read more →

by   |   November 19, 2010

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SEC Seeks Public Comment Regarding Private Rights of Action for Transnational Securities Fraud

Litigation, Public Companies and Securities In Morrison v. National Australia Bank, the Supreme Court limited the extraterritorial scope of  Section 10(b) of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 by holding that the... Read more →

by   |   November 17, 2010

CFTC Publishes Whistleblower Proposal—Double Jeopardy for SEC Registrants?

Banking, Derivatives, Energy, Public Companies and Securities The CFTC has published its proposed whistleblower rules.  In a keynote address to the Practising Law Institute’s Securities Regulation Institute on November 11, 2010, CFTC... Read more →

by   |   November 15, 2010