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SEC Proposes to Require Use of Inline XBRL

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Public Companies and Securities In 2009 the SEC adopted rules requiring operating companies to provide the information from the financial statements accompanying their registration statements and periodic and current reports in machine-readable format using eXtensible Business Reporting Language, or XBRL, by submitting it to the Commission in exhibits to such reports and posting it on their websites, if any. […] Read more →

by   |   March 6, 2017

SEC Requires Hyperlinking of Exhibits

Public Companies and Securities The SEC has adopted rules which will require public companies, or registrants, to include a hyperlink to each exhibit identified in an exhibit index, unless the exhibit is filed... Read more →

by   |   March 5, 2017

Recent Schedule 14N Filings

Public Companies and Securities GAMCO Asset Management Inc. made the news when it became the first to submit a Schedule 14N announcing a nominee for National Fuel Gas’ board of directors using a proxy access... Read more →

by   |   February 27, 2017

Trump Orders Agencies to Form Regulatory Reform Task Forces

Trump President Trump has issued an Executive Order which requires the head of each agency to designate an agency official as its Regulatory Reform Officer, or RRO. Each RRO will... Read more →

by   |   February 24, 2017

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SEC to Consider Requiring Inline XBRL Reporting and Comments on Disclosures in the Financial Services Industry

Public Companies and Securities The SEC has issued a notice of a meeting to consider: Whether to propose amendments to rules and forms to require the use of the Inline XBRL format for the submission of operating... Read more →

by   |   February 23, 2017

SEC and North American Securities Administrators Association Sign Information-Sharing Agreement

Consumer Protection, Crowdfunding On February 17, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the North America Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) entered into an... Read more →

by   |   February 19, 2017

Judge Orders Status Report in Conflict Minerals Case

Litigation, Public Companies and Securities Update:  See our blog on the status report here. The conflict minerals case was remanded to the United Stated District Court for the District of Columbia for further proceedings.... Read more →

by   |   February 15, 2017

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SEC Targets Lapses in Ownership Reporting in Battles for Corporate Control

Litigation, M&A, Public Companies and Securities The SEC has recently announced settlement of enforcement actions targeting violations of beneficial reporting requirements under Section 13(d) of the Act. In one of the most... Read more →

by   |   February 14, 2017

SEC Approves T+2 settlement; Abides by T+4 settlement for Firm Commitment Deals

Broker-Dealer, Public Companies and Securities On February 10th, the SEC took action to formally approve of changes proposed by the NASDAQ Stock Market, NYSE MKT LLC, and New York Stock Exchange LLC’s, to shorten the... Read more →

by   |   February 14, 2017