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Dodd-Frank Public Companies and Securities

SEC Requests Comment on Credit Rating Standardization Study

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Public Companies and Securities The SEC is requesting public comment to help inform its study pursuant to Section 939(h) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 on the feasibility and desirability of: standardizing credit ratings terminology, so that all credit rating agencies issue credit ratings using identical terms; standardizing the market stress conditions under […] Read more →

by   |   December 20, 2010

Dodd-Frank Corporate Governance

Say-on-Pay Proposals–Week of December 12th

Executive Compensation, Public Companies and Securities The filing of proxy statements with Dodd-Frank compliant say-on-pay proposals has become a daily event.  Public companies continue to prefer a three year frequency vote.  As... Read more →

by   |   December 19, 2010

What Directors and Public Companies Need to Know About the End-User Swap Exception

Derivatives, Energy, Public Companies and Securities The Dodd-Frank Act broadly requires that most swaps be cleared through a derivative clearing organization.  The Dodd-Frank Act also contains an elective exception, referred to as... Read more →

by   |   December 16, 2010

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SEC Proposes Rules on Conflicts Minerals, Mine Safety and Resource Extraction

Public Companies and Securities The SEC has proposed rules on three specialized disclosures required of public companies under the Dodd-Frank Act.  Disclosure of Use of Conflict Minerals  The proposed rules... Read more →

by   |   December 15, 2010