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Summary of Corporate Governance Provisions in the Dodd-Frank Act

Set forth below is a summary of the principal corporate governance and corporate finance provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Dodd-Frank Act” or the “Act”) for non-financial institutions. Voting by Brokers. Under Section 957 of the Dodd-Frank Act, national securities exchanges are required to... Read More

Topics: Public Companies and Securities

The Great FOIA Debate

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Section 929I of the Dodd-Frank Act which provides an exemption from the Freedom of Information Act in certain circumstances has sparked a great deal of controversy.  The controversy in part was sparked when SEC Chairman Mary Shapiro sent a letter to Barney Frank outlining what many thought was an overly... Read More

Topics: Public Companies and Securities

SEC Issues Concept Release on Swap Definitions and Announces Roundtable on Clearing and Listing of Swaps

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 Section 712(d) and 721(c) of the Dodd-Frank Act requires the SEC and CFTC to define certain terms such as “swap”, “security-based swap”, “swap dealer”, “security-based swap dealer”, “major swap participant”, “major security-based swap participant”, “eligible contract participant”, and “security-based swap agreement”.   The SEC today posted this concept release to... Read More

Topics: Banking, Energy, Insurance, Public Companies and Securities

A Compensation Plan That Didn’t Work

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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 Office of the CEO and that “Mark never disclosed that.”  According to HP’s General Counsel, “there were instances of compensation and reimbursement for services that were... Read More

Topics: Banking, Employment, Executive Compensation, Public Companies and Securities