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FDIC Releases Second Series Of Videos Designed To Provide Information To Bank Directors
The FDIC released a second series of videos designed to provide useful and clear information to bank directors concerning corporate governance, compliance and risk management topics.
United States
7 Aug 2013
OCIE Announces 2013 SEC National Examination Program Priorities (Financial Services Alert For February 26, 2013)
The SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations ("OCIE") published the 2013 examination priorities for its National Examination Program (the "NEP").
United States
27 Feb 2013
NYSE And NASDAQ Submit Proposed Listing Standards On Compensation Committee Independence And Compensation Adviser Engagement/Independence
The proposed rules of the NYSE and Nasdaq generally mirror the requirements set forth in the SEC Rules, with two exceptions that would affect Nasdaq-listed companies.
United States
22 Oct 2012
Exectuive Risks: A Boardroom Guide 2012/2013
Congratulations. You have been invited to serve on a company’s board of directors.
United States
30 Jul 2012
Ten Key Questions To Ask Before Joining A Board (Executive Risks: A Boardroom Guide 2012/2013)
Congratulations. You have been invited to serve on a company's board of directors.
United States
26 Jul 2012
District Court Dismisses Claims Of Alleged Imprudence Of Securities Lending Investments
On April 20, 2012, Judge Barbara Jones of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed a putative class action.
United States
8 Jul 2012
SEC Limits Availability Of Non-Public Initial Review Process For Foreign Private Issuers
Registration statements filed by U.S. issuers are generally available immediately to the public through the SEC’s EDGAR system.
United States
22 Dec 2011
India's New Competition Guidelines Present A Minefield For M&A And Private Equity Globally
About this time each year, CNBC raises the adage "Sell in May and go away," about the U.S. stock market. This year was no different.
17 Jun 2011
Financial Stability Oversight Council Seeks Comment on the Volcker Rule and Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Regarding Criteria for Designation as Systematically Significant Nonbank Financial Companies
The Financial Stability Oversight Council (the "FSOC") established by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (the "Act") to identify threats to the financial stability of the U.S., promote market discipline by eliminating expectations on the part of shareholders, creditors, and counterparties that the government will shield them from losses in the event of failure, and respond to emerging risks to the stability of the U.S. financial system held its first meeting on
United States
13 Oct 2010
Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act - Public Company Impact
On July 21, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the "Act"). The Act is aimed in part at accountability and transparency in the financial system and represents the most comprehensive financial reform legislation since the Great Depression.
United States
28 Jul 2010
SEC Adopts Additional Compensation And Corporate Governance Disclosure Requirements For Public Companies And Registered Funds
The SEC issued the formal release describing rule and form amendments adopted at its open meeting on December 16, 2009 that (a) expand compensation disclosure requirements for operating companies, (b) impose new corporate governance disclosure requirements on operating companies and registered management investment companies ("funds") and (c) modify the manner and timing of disclosure of shareholder voting results for operating companies.
United States
28 Jan 2010
House Combines Regulatory Reform Bills Into The Wall Street Reform And Consumer Protection Act Of 2009
The various regulatory reform bills passed by the House Financial Services Committee have been combined into a single 1,279 page omnibus regulatory reform bill, the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2009 (H.R. 4173) (the "Bill").
United States
9 Dec 2009
FFIEC Issues Statement On Regulatory Conversions
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (the "FFIEC") released a statement emphasizing that financial institutions should only undertake charter conversions or applications to change their primary federal regulator for legitimate business and strategic reasons.
United States
15 Jul 2009
Treasury Releases Interim Final Rule On Compensation And Corporate Governance Standards For TARP Recipients
The Treasury has released an interim final rule on compensation and corporate governance standards for Troubled Asset Relief Program (“TARP”) recipients (the “Interim Final Rule”).
United States
23 Jun 2009
Massachusetts Issues Final “Gift Ban” Regulation Regarding Pharmaceutical And Medical Device Manufacturer Conduct
Massachusetts has issued a final regulation implementing a sweeping new regime affecting the way biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device companies can market their products within the Commonwealth.
United States
25 Mar 2009
Limiting, Clawing Back Executive Pay In The Wake Of Financial Bailout
Shareholders and the general public are livid that former executives of failed companies received, or continue to receive, exorbitant pay and bonuses in the aftermath of the implosion of the subprime mortgage market and the consequent bailout of Wall Street firms and other financial companies.
United States
9 Feb 2009
Takeover Defenses And Shareholder Activism In An Economic Decline
In light of the unprecedented economic decline of 2008, Boards of Directors of public companies have found themselves in uncharted territory.
United States
22 Jan 2009
Cash Preservation Strategies For REITs
Not long ago, corporate coffers were flush with cash and activist shareholders were insisting that companies distribute cash rather than retain it to fund growth or future operations. Today, cash is precious.
United States
29 Dec 2008
Last Call Before S-3s Begin Expiring
As previously described in our Public Company Advisory “Shelf Registration Statements Begin Expiring in December” (July 14, 2008), some Form S-3 registration statements will begin to expire at the end of November under SEC Rule 415(a)(5), which limits the “shelf life” of some shelf registration statements to three years.
United States
17 Nov 2008
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