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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
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
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
SEC Proposes Compensation Clawback Rules
As mandated by the Dodd-Frank Act, the Securities and Exchange Commission has proposed rules requiring national securities exchanges to require listed companies to develop, implement and disclose policies to recover excess incentive-based compensation paid to executive officers.
United States
16 Jul 2015
SEC Probes Corporate Interactions with Whistleblowers
According to a February 25, 2015 Wall Street Journal report, in recent weeks the SEC has sent requests to a number of companies seeking years of nondisclosure agreements, employment contracts and other documents as part of an agency probe into the potential silencing of corporate whistleblowers.
United States
27 Feb 2015
United States
15 Jul 2013
SEC Adopts JOBS Act And Dodd-Frank Act Private Placement Provisions; Proposes Additional Requirements For Private Placement Market
At an open meeting on July 10, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC): approved final rules implementing Section 201(a)(1) of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the JOBS Act) to eliminate the prohibition on general solicitation and advertising for certain offerings made pursuant to Rule 506 of Regulation D of the Securities Act of 1933 (the Securities Act) and Rule 144A under the Securities Act; ...
United States
11 Jul 2013
SEC Gives Nod To Use Of Social Media Under Regulation FDIf Done Correctly
On April 2, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a Report of Investigation.
United States
1 May 2013
SEC Names New Chief Accountant
The Securities and Exchange Commission has named Paul Beswick as its Chief Accountant.
United States
8 Jan 2013
US/China Regulatory Dispute Intensifies
Companies with operations in China, and their audit committees, should keep an eye on the dispute between securities and accounting regulators in the United States and China.
United States
8 Jan 2013
Conflict Minerals A Summary Of The SECs Final Rules
On August 22, 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission, acting pursuant to Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, adopted a final rule1 that will require public companies to make disclosures about the use of "conflict minerals" in the products that they manufacture or contract to manufacture.
United States
24 Sep 2012
PCAOB Focuses On Audit Committee Interactions With Auditors
This article discusses the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board's new guidance to audit committees on the PCAOB inspection process and the PCAOB's new auditing standard on auditor communications with audit committees.
United States
29 Aug 2012
SEC Takes Next Step To Implement Dodd-Frank Act's Compensation Committee
The SEC has amended existing proxy disclosure requirements and adopted a new rule to implement the provisions of section 952 of the Dodd-Frank Act relating to compensation committees.
United States
10 Jul 2012
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