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The PCAOB Wants to Talk to the Audit Committee Chair – Now What?

Litigation, Public Companies and Securities The PCAOB recently noted that during 2019 it will provide an opportunity for audit committee chairs of certain companies whose audits are subject to inspection to “engage in a dialogue with the inspections staff.” While we assume the PCAOB’s motive is in good faith to obtain a better mutual understanding of the PCAOB process on […] Read more →

by , , and   |   March 18, 2019

SEC Official Speaks to Sustainability Disclosure

Public Companies and Securities William Hinman, Director, SEC Division of Corporation Finance, recently gave his views on sustainability disclosures by public companies, among other topics. According to Mr.... Read more →

by   |   March 15, 2019

PCAOB Posts 2019 Staff Inspections Outlook for Audit Committees

Public Companies and Securities In a published document, the PCAOB noted its new strategic plan anticipated enhanced external engagement and more proactive communication with its stakeholders, including audit... Read more →

by   |   March 14, 2019

SEC Seeks Comment on Application of Custody Rule to Digital Assets

Investment Advisers The SEC’s Division of Investment Management is seeking comment on the application of the Custody Rule to digital assets. The Custody Rule provides that it is a fraudulent,... Read more →

by   |   March 13, 2019

Musk: I did not Violate Court Order

Litigation, Public Companies and Securities Elon Musk, in a court filing, offered the following three reasons why he should not be held in contempt of court for violating a court Order in a recent tweet: There is no clear... Read more →

by   |   March 11, 2019

CFTC Issues Advisory on Violations of the Commodity Exchange Act Involving Foreign Corrupt Practices

Derivatives, Litigation The CFTC announced an Enforcement Advisory on self-reporting and cooperation for violations of the Commodity Exchange Act, or CEA, involving foreign corrupt practices.  Because... Read more →

by   |   March 11, 2019

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SEC Comments on Pay Ratio Disclosures (None)

Employment, Executive Compensation, Public Companies and Securities We have been unable to find extensive SEC comments on last year’s first round of pay ratio disclosures.  Searches for comment letter responses referring to for “402(u)” or... Read more →

by   |   March 11, 2019

Examples of 2019 Pay Ratio Disclosures

Employment, Executive Compensation, Public Companies and Securities Set forth below are examples of pay ratio disclosures from recently filed proxies where registrants chose to rely on the median employee identified in the prior year. Sabre... Read more →

by   |   March 10, 2019

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SEC Proposes to Expand “Test-the-Waters” Communications to all Issuers

Public Companies and Securities The SEC has proposed new rules that would permit all issuers to solicit investor views about potential offerings to be taken into account at an earlier stage in the process than... Read more →

by and   |   February 19, 2019