Blake Martell

Blake Martell

Fenwick & West LLP

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Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits Alert: ISS Issues Draft Policy Changes for 2014 Comments Due by October 29, 2014

On October 15, 2014, Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) published its draft policy changes for 2015 and opened a public comment period ending October 29, 2014. The proposed revisions for U.S. listed companies are...more

10/28/2014 - Benefit Plan Sponsors Employee Benefits Executive Compensation ISS

New ISS "QuickScore 2.0" and Verification of ISS Data By February 7, 2014

On January 27, 2014, Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) released its Governance QuickScore 2.0 technical document outlining key changes to the governance scoring model for QuickScore 2.0 for 2014....more

2/5/2014 - ISS QuickScore Verification Requirements

Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits Alert: IRS Filing and Reporting Requirements for ISO Exercises and ESPP Stock...

This alert is intended to remind you of certain year-end reporting requirements under Section 6039 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”), with respect to stock issued to employees (or former employees)...more

1/16/2014 - Employee Benefits Employee Stock Purchase Plans Executive Compensation Filing Requirements IRS Reporting Requirements Stocks

Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits Alert: Update on California's Additional Tax Relating to Noncompliant Deferred...

On October 4, 2013, California reduced the additional California state income taxes levied on deferred arrangements that violate Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code. For taxable years beginning on January 1, 2013,...more

10/21/2013 - Deferred Compensation Employee Benefits Executive Compensation Income Taxes IRC Section 409A State Taxes

Executive Compensation and Corporate and Securities Alert: SEC Proposes Rule to Disclose CEO-to-Worker Pay Ratio (“Pay-Ratio...

On September 18, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) narrowly voted in favor of proposing a rule that would require public companies to compare their chief executive officer’s compensation with that of all of...more

9/25/2013 - CEOs Disclosure Requirements Dodd-Frank Executive Compensation Pay Ratio SEC Transparency

Executive Compensation and Corporate and Securities Alert: SEC Adopts NYSE and Nasdaq Rules Relating to Compensation Committees...

On January 11, 2013 the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") approved the equity listing standards proposed by the NYSE and Nasdaq, as amended1 regarding compensation committee independence criteria and compensation...more

1/30/2013 - Compensation Committee Dodd-Frank Executive Compensation Independence Rules Listing Standards Nasdaq NYSE SEC

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