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SEC Enforcement Actions Under Exchange Act Rule 21F-17
In this article published by the Journal of Investment Compliance, Thomas White analyzes enforcement actions by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) under Rule 21F-17(a)...
United States
2 Oct 2017
Corporate Governance in the Trump Era: A Note of Caution
WilmerHale Partner William R. McLucas and Counsel Rachel Murphy, in this Westlaw Journal Corporate Officers & Directors Liability article, caution companies against relaxing their corporate governance and oversight standards due to expectations that under the Trump Administration, ..
United States
13 May 2017
Counsel To Counsel: A Law Firm GC's Data Protection Duties
Many law firms now have a designated general counsel, or a group of counsel, tasked with managing myriad legal matters for the firm. What are some top-of-mind priorities for these GCs today as they strive to keep their firms out of legal trouble?
United States
21 Apr 2017
New Study Examines Proxy Advisor Recommendations on Auditor Ratification
Each year, the vast majority of larger public companies voluntarily ask shareholders to ratify the audit committee's selection of the company's auditor, and such proposals routinely pass with high rates of shareholder approval.
United States
8 Mar 2017
SEC Enforcement: 2016 In Review and Looking Ahead to 2017
WilmerHale's Securities Enforcement and Litigation Group has released commentary discussing the Securities and Exchange Commission's enforcement record in 2016 and considering potential changes as a result of the new administration and change in leadership at the SEC.
United States
4 Mar 2017
KPMG Issues 2017 Global Audit Committee Pulse Survey
Recently, KPMG released its 2017 Global Audit Committee Pulse Survey, which reports on audit committee activities based on survey responses from 800 audit committee members across 42 countries.
24 Feb 2017
SEC Chair Urges Continued Efforts on Global Accounting Standards
Outgoing Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Mary Jo White has urged her successor and the SEC to continue to pursue high-quality, globally accepted accounting standards "as one of its highest priorities."
United States
14 Jan 2017
Regulators Discuss Accounting And Auditing Developments At 2016 AICPA Conference
This year's American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Conference on SEC and PCAOB Developments, held on December 5-7, echoed several themes from prior AICPA conferences.
United States
20 Dec 2016
FASB Standard-Setting Update ~ November 2016
In particular, the Summary describes the Financial Accounting Standards Board's recent updates on consolidation and income taxes.
United States
8 Dec 2016
Change And Continuity In Securities Regulation
The election of Donald Trump as the next President and the continued Republican control of Congress raise questions as to what changes may be expected at the Securities and Exchange Commission and what may stay the same.
United States
7 Dec 2016
SEC Staff Emphasizes Disclosure Requirements Regarding New Accounting Standards; FASB Standard-Setting Update
At a conference last week, the Chief Accountant of the SEC's Division of Corporation Finance emphasized that the SEC staff will scrutinize companies' financial reports in their upcoming reports on Form 10-K to see if they include required disclosures about the impacts of applying new accounting standards on revenue recognition, credit losses and leases.
United States
9 Nov 2016
SEC Examiners Focus On Investment Adviser And Broker-Dealer Compliance With Whistleblower Rules
The Risk Alert reflects the most comprehensive guidance from the agency to date regarding its expectations for corporate compliance with the Dodd-Frank whistleblower provisions.
United States
2 Nov 2016
SEC Whistleblower Protection Efforts Continue In Latest Settlements
The latest cases in a recent string of settled orders by the Securities and Exchange Commission again highlight the agency's resolve to prevent corporate actions that could chill reporting of possible legal violations.
United States
19 Oct 2016
New SEC Settlements Show Continued Focus On Whistleblower Protection And Severance Agreements
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) continues to pursue enforcement actions against companies for whistleblower-related violations.
United States
12 Oct 2016
New Corporate Governance Principles Include Novel Audit Committee Provision
Recently, a group of prominent corporate executives, including Warren Buffett and Jamie Dimon, as well as investment managers and institutional investors, issued a set of "Commonsense Principles of Corporate Governance."
United States
1 Sep 2016
SEC Focuses On Severance Agreement Impact On Whistleblowing
The Securities and Exchange Commission remains keenly focused on whether confidentiality provisions in corporate agreements, particularly severance agreements, can impede whistleblower reporting of potential legal violations to the SEC or other government agencies.
United States
30 Aug 2016
SEC Settlements Put Severance Agreements Under Increased Scrutiny
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently announced settlements with two companies for using severance agreements that allegedly violated Rule 21F-17.
United States
18 Aug 2016
SEC Disclosure Initiative Encounters Resistance on Capitol Hill
Since 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission, under the direction of Chair Mary Jo White, has undertaken a "Disclosure Effectiveness Initiative" aimed at improving the content and presentation of disclosures by SEC-reporting companies.
United States
1 Jul 2016
SEC Staff Reinterprets Non-GAAP Rules
On May 17, 2016, the SEC's Division of Corporation Finance escalated the SEC's efforts to curb perceived misuse of non-GAAP financial measures with the issuance of a revised set of Compliance and Disclosure Interpretations (CDIs).
United States
1 Jun 2016
Applying The New SEC Staff Guidance On Non-GAAP Measures To Your Next Earnings Announcement
A registrant presents a non-GAAP performance measure that is adjusted to accelerate revenue recognized ratably over time in accordance with GAAP as though it earned revenue when customers are billed.
United States
27 May 2016
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