James Earle

James Earle

K&L Gates LLP

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SEC Proposes Rules on Clawback Policies & Other Dodd-Frank Act Executive Compensation Updates - July 2015

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (“Dodd-Frank” or the “Act”) includes a number of measures focused on governance and disclosure practices related to executive compensation. Although...more

7/21/2015 - Clawbacks Disclosure Requirements Dodd-Frank Executive Compensation Financial Restatements Pay Ratio Pay-for-Performance Regulation S-K Restrictive Covenants Sarbanes-Oxley Say-on-Pay SEC Section 10D Securities Exchange Act

ISO and ESPP Annual Reporting Deadlines Are Approaching

As a reminder, annual deadlines are approaching for certain reporting and filing requirements in connection with incentive stock option (ISO) exercises and employee stock purchase plan (ESPP) transfers that occurred in 2014....more

1/19/2015 - Employee Stock Purchase Plans Employer Mandates Filing Requirements Incentive Stock Options IRS Reporting Requirements

New IRS Revenue Ruling 2014-18 and the Use of Hedge Fund Stock Options

The Internal Revenue Service has issued Revenue Ruling 2014-18 (the “Ruling”) to clarify that stock options and stock-settled stock appreciation rights (“SARs”), properly designed, can be used as a form of compensation to...more

6/13/2014 - Compensation & Benefits Deferred Compensation Hedge Funds IRC IRS SAR Section 457A

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