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MAKING SENSE OF DODD-FRANK

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Pay Ratio Disclosure Checklist

Executive Compensation, Public Companies and Securities Calculating pay ratios for public companies can be a difficult and time-consuming project. While recent interpretative guidance from the Commission  has provided additional flexibility in this process, public companies still need to consider appropriate disclosures regarding pay ratio calculations in addition to the disclosure of the pay ratio.  Our checklist of essential disclosure items to […] Read more →

by and   |   December 27, 2017

SEC Denies No Action Request Despite Board Analysis under SLB 14I

Public Companies and Securities Apple sought to exclude a shareholder proposal regarding the establishment of a Human Rights Committee on the basis that it involved the company’s ordinary business operations... Read more →

by   |   December 26, 2017

SEC Guidance on Accounting for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and Form 8-K Obligations

Public Companies and Securities As Christmas Eve approached with vacations and holiday shopping in full swing, President Trump signed the Tax Cut and Jobs Act and the SEC promptly issued guidance to public... Read more →

by   |   December 22, 2017

SEC Charges CEO/Director with Sarb-Ox Loan Violations for Unreimbursed Advances that Were Outstanding for 5 to 36 Days and Misleading Independence Assertions

Public Companies and Securities According to the SEC in an order settling an enforcement action, Alan Shortall was CEO and Chairman of Unilife Corporation, a Nasdaq listed issuer. According to the SEC, Shortall... Read more →

by   |   December 22, 2017

US Capitol Building

New Tax Bill Unleashes Flood of SEC Disclosures

Public Companies and Securities, Trump The new tax bill awaiting President Trump’s signature has unleashed a flood of disclosures in SEC filings. The new bill was unartfully renamed  “To provide for reconciliation... Read more →

by   |   December 21, 2017

Issuers Seek to Exclude Images from Shareholder Proposals Under SLB 14I

Public Companies and Securities Among other things, SEC Staff Legal Bulleting No. 14I provides guidance on excluding images from shareholder proposals. SLB14I provides the Division of Corporation Finance’s... Read more →

by   |   December 18, 2017

ISS Updates FAQs for 2018 Proxy Season

Employment, Executive Compensation, Public Companies and Securities ISS has published updates of the following documents: U.S. Equity Compensation Plans – Frequently Asked Questions U.S. Compensation Policies – Frequently Asked Questions... Read more →

by   |   December 15, 2017

Delaware Supreme Court Reverses Dell Appraisal Decision

M&A The Delaware Supreme Court has reversed the Court of Chancery’s appraisal decision in Dell, Inc. v. Magnestar Global Event Driven Master Fund Ltd. et al.  The Chancery Court... Read more →

by   |   December 14, 2017

Director Discretionary Compensation Awards Tested by Entire Fairness Standard According to Delaware Supreme Court

Employment, Executive Compensation, Litigation, Public Companies and Securities In a recent decision by the Delaware Supreme Court in In re Investors Bancorp Stockholders Litigation, the court found that director equity grants based on director discretion are... Read more →

by , and   |   December 14, 2017