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Hunton Retail Law Resource: The Board's Importance In Vetting Shareholder Proposals
A recent successful effort by a public company to exclude an environmental proposal from its proxy statement may signal a new approach for boards
United States
28 May 2019
OFAC Strongly Encourages Companies To Develop And Implement An Effective Sanctions Compliance Program
On May 2, 2019 US Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) published "A Framework for OFAC Compliance Commitments"...
United States
23 May 2019
"Shaky" Science And New Theories Of Glyphosate Liability Pose Significant Risk To Retail Companies
Glyphosate, the world's most widely used herbicide, has dominated headlines over the last year as Monsanto has battled thousands of lawsuits ...
United States
28 Jan 2019
C-Suite Compensation Center: Compensation Changes Due To Loss Of EGC Status
Publicly-traded issuers losing (or about to lose) Emerging Growth Company ("EGC") status will have to include a CD&A within their proxy statement.
United States
2 Oct 2018
Considerations On Expanding A Clawback Policy Beyond Dodd-Frank
While everyone is familiar with the executive compensation clawback requirements of Dodd-Frank, some companies may feel that those requirements do not provide enough protection ...
United States
1 Oct 2018
C-Suite Compensation Center Blog: Possible Small Step Towards Proxy Advisory Firm Reform?
On September 13, 2018, the SEC withdrew two no-action letters issued in 2004 to two proxy advisory firms.
United States
25 Sep 2018
Planning For An IPO: Compensation Considerations
Privately-held companies anticipating an IPO have a unique "one-time" opportunity to design their compensatory programs in a way that creates flexibility after the company becomes publicly-traded.
United States
10 Sep 2018
SEC Adopts Amendments To Regulation S-K And Regulation S-X To Simplify Disclosure Requirements
The final amendments become effective 30 days after publication in the Federal Register.
United States
10 Sep 2018
C-Suite Compensation Center: Tally Sheets: A Reminder To Compensation Committees
To help preserve the business judgment rule defense and make it more difficult for a plaintiff to prove that a director breached his or her fiduciary duties, Compensation Committee members should use tally sheets ...
United States
4 Sep 2018
SEC Votes To Approve New Rules And Proposed Rules On A Variety Of Topics Applicable To Public Companies
On June 28, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved three final rules and two rule proposals that SEC Chairman Jay Clayton says make "steady, thoughtful progress" ...
United States
3 Sep 2018
C-Suite Compensation Center: Tip Of The Week: Select Design Thoughts In Change-In-Control Pay
The purpose of this post is to discuss select design considerations when structuring change-in-control bonus arrangements for key employees.
United States
3 Sep 2018
Eye On The Exit: Building Value Of A Business For Future Sale
While building a public company, start-up or family business, day-to-day operations and growth objectives tend to consume most of management's time and effort.
United States
19 Jul 2017
SEC Throws A Change-Up In Conflict Minerals Rule Compliance
The SEC's Division of Corporation Finance (CorpFin) recently issued a statement1 announcing that...
United States
4 May 2017
Goodbye, Newman – U.S. Supreme Court Gives Government Key Victory In Insider Trading Cases
The Supreme Court just made it easier for the government to prove insider trading charges. In Salman v. United States, which involved a federal criminal prosecution...
United States
14 Dec 2016
Shale Oil & Gas In Mexico: On The Market In 2017?
On December 5 of this year the National Hydrocarbons Commission (CNH) of Mexico will conduct a tender for deepwater acreage in what is being dubbed as Round 1.4...
8 Nov 2016
Nasdaq Requires Disclosure Of Third-Party Payments To Directors
Issuers listed on Nasdaq on or after August 1, 2016 must publicly disclose the material terms of all agreements and arrangements involving third-party compensation or other payments...
United States
11 Aug 2016
Public Company Directors – Managing Reputational Risks
Prolonged investigations and media coverage can cause lasting reputational harm to the director and their family, friends and associates even if no charges are brought.
United States
13 Oct 2015
DOJ Announces Policy To Increase Focus On Individuals Involved In Corporate Wrongdoing
These guidelines will apply to all future investigations of corporate wrongdoing and, where practicable, to matters pending as of September 9, 2015.
United States
24 Sep 2015
Delaware Passes Legislation Prohibiting Fee-Shifting Bylaws And Validating Exclusive Forum Selection Bylaws For Stock Corporations
The Delaware General Assembly (DGA) recently approved a bill that amends the Delaware General Corporation Law (DGCL) and, on June 24, 2015, Delaware Governor Jack Markell signed the bill into law.
United States
2 Jul 2015
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