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Capital Markets & Public Companies Quarterly: Catching Up On The SEC's Active Second Quarter
In the second quarter of 2016, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has been very active, adopting new rules and interpretations, issuing proposed rules...
United States
18 Jul 2016
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SEC Proposes New Rules That Would Make Available Scaled Disclosure To More Companies
On June 27, 2016, the SEC proposed amendments to its rules and regulations that would expand the number of companies that qualify as "smaller reporting companies" by revising the thresholds for qualification that would largely impact companies with a public float of between $75 million and $250 million.
United States
8 Jul 2016
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SEC Reins in Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures with New Guidance
On May 17, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission issued six new Compliance & Disclosure Interpretations (C&DIs) and modified other existing C&DIs to provide additional guidance on the use of non-GAAP financial measures under Regulation G.
United States
24 May 2016
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Regulation Crowdfunding Takes Effect
On May 16, 2016, the final rules adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) with respect to Title III of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act) took effect (except for certain forms allowing funding portals to register with the SEC, which became effective on January 29, 2016).
United States
24 May 2016
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McDermott's Public Company & Capital Markets Quarterly: New Rules Impacting Disclosure, Governance And Capital Raising Efforts
During the first quarter of 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and U.S. stock exchanges issued proposed and final rules that will likely impact disclosure and capital raising efforts.
United States
20 Apr 2016
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2016 Proxy Season Checklist – What You Need To Know
As we roll into a new year and a new public company reporting season, public companies should be aware of a number of rule changes and rulemakings, SEC staff guidance, disclosure trends and emerging best practices relating to corporate governance, executive compensation, proxy access, shareholder engagement and other topics.
United States
1 Feb 2016
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ISS Defines Acceptable Parameters For Proxy Access Provisions
Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) recently issued, in the form of Frequently Asked Questions, a further update to its 2016 proxy voting guidelines...
United States
6 Jan 2016
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ISS And Glass Lewis Update Proxy Voting Guidelines For 2015
Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) and Glass, Lewis & Co., LLC, issued their respective annual updates to their proxy voting guidelines on November 6, 2014.
United States
14 Nov 2014
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SEC Approves Changes To Private Offering Rules And Adopts New "Bad Actor" Prohibitions; Proposes Additional Changes To Better Monitor Private Offering Market
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission recently approved changes to Rule 506 of Regulation D under the Securities Act of 1933 to implement the elimination, mandated by the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act.
United States
25 Jul 2013
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Public Company Priorities For The New Year
Looking ahead to 2013, directors, executives and general counsel of public companies can take some solace from the fact that 2012 was not a year in which a large number of significant new disclosure rules or governance requirements were adopted by the SEC or the stock exchanges as had regularly been the case in the prior 10 years.
United States
31 Dec 2012
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SEC Issues Guidance On Cybersecurity Disclosure Obligations
On October 13, 2011, the Division of Corporation Finance of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued "CF Disclosure Guidance: Topic No. 2 – Cybersecurity" (the Guidance), available at www.sec.gov/divisions/corpfin/guidance/cfguidance-topic2.htm , regarding a public company’s obligation to make certain disclosures concerning cybersecurity risks and cyber incidents.
United States
18 Jan 2012
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ISS Updates Proxy Voting Guidelines For 2012
ISS has released its annual update to its proxy voting guidelines for the 2012 proxy season.
United States
30 Nov 2011
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Public Companies: SEC Issues Guidance On Cybersecurity Disclosures
The Guidance addresses a public company’s obligation to make certain disclosures concerning cybersecurity risks and cyber incidents.
United States
26 Oct 2011
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SEC Adopts Final Rules On Say-On-Pay, Say-On-Frequency And Say-On-Parachutes
The SEC recently adopted final rules regarding shareholder advisory votes on executive compensation , the frequency of say-on-pay votes and golden parachute arrangements.
United States
1 Feb 2011
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The Effects of the Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Law on Executive Compensation: What You Need to Know
Early planning for the 2011 proxy season will be needed to address the increased scrutiny of executive compensation that will result under the Dodd-Frank financial reform law.
United States
22 Jul 2010
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SEC Issues Interpretive Guidance On Climate Change Disclosure
The SEC's guidance is intended to ensure that existing disclosure rules are consistently applied by public companies in a manner that provides enhanced clarity to investors.
United States
23 Feb 2010
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Effects Of The New Compensation And Corporate Governance Rules On The 2010 Proxy Season
On December 16, 2009, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted final rules that augment and revise the compensation and corporate governance disclosure requirements applicable to U.S. public companies.
United States
20 Jan 2010
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SEC Eliminates Broker Discretionary Voting In Director Elections, Proposes Changes To Disclosure & Other Requirements Regarding Corporate Governance & Compensation
The rule change limiting discretionary voting by brokers and the anticipated adoption of other pending regulatory changes is expected to significantly enhance the leverage of shareholder rights activists and have significant impacts on the governance and disclosure practices of public companies of all sizes.
United States
16 Jul 2009
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SEC Eliminates Broker Discretionary Voting In Director Elections, Proposes Changes To Disclosure & Other Requirements Regarding Corporate Governance & Compensation
The rule change limiting discretionary voting by brokers and the anticipated adoption of other pending regulatory changes is expected to significantly enhance the leverage of shareholder rights activists and have significant impacts on the governance and disclosure practices of public companies of all sizes.
United States
8 Jul 2009
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SEC Adopts Final Rules Requiring Interactive Financial Data In XBRL Format
Subject to a three-year phase-in, public companies are required to file their financial statements in XBRL format in a separate exhibit to reports and registration statements that contain financial statements.
United States
4 Mar 2009
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