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MAKING SENSE OF DODD-FRANK

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Record Keeping Requirements for Advisers to Private Funds

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Private Equity The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act requires certain investment advisers to “private funds” to maintain certain records and file reports with the SEC for the purpose of providing the SEC and the Financial Stability Oversight Council with an opportunity to identify potential systemic risk in the system and to address those risks […] Read more →

by and   |   August 8, 2010

A Compensation Plan That Didn’t Work

Banking, Employment, Executive Compensation, Public Companies and Securities HP’s Chief Executive Officer, Mark Hurd, resigned after an investigation disclosed that Hurd had a “close personal relationship” with an H-P contractor hired by the... Read more →

by   |   August 7, 2010

Dodd-Frank: Disclosure of Median Comp – of What Utility?

Executive Compensation, Public Companies and Securities I have been thinking about the new Dodd-Frank requirement for public companies to report the ratio of the median annual total compensation of all the company’s employees (other... Read more →

by   |   August 6, 2010

Dodd-Frank Corporate Governance

Dodd-Frank, Sarbanes-Oxley and Clawbacks

Executive Compensation, Public Companies and Securities The Dodd-Frank Act and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act both have provisions for clawbacks.  Public companies need to be familiar with all of these provisions. Dodd-Frank Section 954 of... Read more →

by   |   August 6, 2010

Representing Compensation Committees — Regular Counsel Need Not Apply?

Executive Compensation, Litigation, Public Companies and Securities The Dodd-Frank Act contains a number of provisions designed to improve the independence and operations of Compensation Committees.  But in doing so, has Congress made it more... Read more →

by   |   August 6, 2010

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SEC Divided on Clawback Policies

Employment, Executive Compensation, Litigation, Public Companies and Securities Bloomberg is reporting the SEC is in a rift over clawback policies.  “The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is divided over when to seize pay from executives who... Read more →

by   |   August 6, 2010

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Dodd-Frank and Minnesota Investment Advisers

Private Equity, Public Companies and Securities The Interaction Between Dodd-Frank and Minnesota Regulation of Investment Advisers Before enactment of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the following... Read more →

by , and   |   August 5, 2010

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Whistleblowers, Dodd-Frank and Sarbanes-Oxley

Employment, Litigation, Public Companies and Securities The Dodd-Frank Act and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act both have provisions for whistleblowers.  Public companies need to be familiar with all of these provisions. The Dodd-Frank Act... Read more →

by   |   August 5, 2010

Dodd-Frank and Seniors — Grants Available for State Agencies

Insurance, Public Companies and Securities The Dodd-Frank Act contains provisions designed to help protect seniors (62 and over) from being victimized by persons who market securities, insurance products, or financial... Read more →

by   |   August 5, 2010