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ISS Speaks: Proxy Access, Fee Shifting By-laws and More


Public Companies and Securities ISS has published its policy on proxy access matters.  ISS will generally recommend in favor of management and shareholder proposals for proxy access with the following provisions: Ownership threshold: maximum requirement not more than three percent (3%) of the votingpower; Ownership duration: maximum requirement not longer than three (3) years of continuous ownership for each […] Read more →

by   |   February 19, 2015

Scale and Gavel

Sandy Hook Parents and Securities Law Professors Support Trinity Wall Street; Wal-Mart Replies

Litigation, Public Companies and Securities A group comprised of parents whose children or spouses were victims in the Sandy Hook tragedy, together with the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, have filed a brief in support... Read more →

by   |   February 15, 2015

NYSE Proposes to Clarify Proxy Solicitation Mechanics

Public Companies and Securities, Uncategorized The NYSE proposes to amend Section 402.05 of the Listed Company Manual to clarify that listed companies soliciting proxy material through brokers or other entities must comply... Read more →

by   |   February 14, 2015

bad actor

Bad Actor Disqualifications Are Not Sanction Enhancements

Litigation, Public Companies and Securities SEC Commissioner Daniel M. Gallagher delivered a speech where he considered the role of bad actor disqualifications in the context of the SEC’s enforcement initiatives. ... Read more →

by   |   February 14, 2015