Jonathan Weiner

Jonathan Weiner

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

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SEC Publishes Guidance for Investment Advisers and Proxy Advisory Firms Regarding Proxy Voting and Solicitation

On June 30, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Investment Management and Division of Corporation Finance published Staff Legal Bulletin No. 20 (SLB 20), which offers guidance regarding investment advisers’...more

7/15/2014 - Investment Adviser Proxy Advisors Proxy Solicitations Proxy Voting Guidelines SEC

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume IX, Issue 27

In this issue: - SEC Publishes Guidance for Investment Advisers and Proxy Advisory Firms Regarding Proxy Voting and Solicitation - SEC Division of Corporation Finance Issues C&DIs Relating to Accredited Investor...more

7/14/2014 - Accredited Investors Audits C&DIs Exchange-Traded Products FINRA General Solicitation Hedge Funds Insider Trading Investment Adviser Proxy Advisors Proxy Voting Guidelines SEC Verification Requirements

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume IX, Issue 17

In this issue: - Proposed Amendments to Delaware General Corporation Law and Courts and Judicial Procedure Law - SEC Division of Corporation Finance Issues New C&DIs Relating to Social Media Use - FINRA...more

4/29/2014 - CFTC Clickwrap Agreements Compliance Delaware General Corporation Law Dodd-Frank Enforcement FINRA Foreign Exchanges No-Action Letters Recordkeeping Requirements Reporting Requirements SEC Swaps

SEC Division of Corporation Finance Issues New C&DIs Relating to Social Media Use

On April 21, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Corporation Finance issued new Compliance and Disclosure Interpretations (C&DIs) regarding the use of social media in the context of securities offerings,...more

4/28/2014 - Compliance Corporate Financing SEC Social Media

SEC Proposes Rules for “Regulation A+” Offerings

On December 18, the Securities and Exchange Commission voted to propose new rules that would expand the exemption from registration under the Securities Act of 1933 provided by Regulation A to include an exemption for up to...more

12/24/2013 - JOBS Act Mineral Rights Regulation A SEC Securities Act of 1933

SEC Proposes New Rules for Crowdfunding Exemption

On October 23, the Securities and Exchange Commission voted unanimously to propose new rules that would permit companies to offer and sell securities through “crowdfunding.” Title III of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups...more

11/1/2013 - Crowdfunding Exemptions JOBS Act SEC Securities Act of 1933

SEC Adopts and Proposes New Rules, Including Easing the Prohibition on General Solicitation

On July 10, the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted certain new rules and proposed others applicable to certain securities offerings that are exempt from registration under the Securities Act of 1933 (Securities Act). ...more

7/16/2013 - Advertising General Solicitation JOBS Act Marketing Private Placements Regulation D Rule 144A Rule 506 Offerings SEC Securities Act of 1933

SEC Division of Corporation Finance Issues 13 New and Revised C&DIs

On May 16, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Corporation Finance issued 13 new and revised Compliance and Disclosure Interpretations (C&DIs) on a range of topics under the Securities Act of 1933 (Securities...more

5/28/2013 - C&DIs Disclosure Requirements Filing Requirements Registration SEC Securities Act of 1933 Securities Exchange Act Stocks

Mary Jo White, Nominee for Chair of the SEC, Appears Before Senate Banking Committee

On March 12, Mary Jo White, President Obama’s nominee to chair the Securities and Exchange Commission, appeared at her confirmation hearing before the US Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs....more

3/19/2013 - Confirmation Proceedings Mary Jo White SEC

SEC Roundtable Discusses Decimalization and Tick Sizes

On February 5, the Securities and Exchange Commission hosted a roundtable discussion regarding the impact that decimal-based pricing increments (i.e., decimalization), which replaced fraction-based tick sizes in 2001, has had...more

2/12/2013 - Decimalization Roundtable SEC

ISS Publishes Updated FAQs for its Proxy Voting Policies

On December 20, Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) published updated FAQs regarding its proxy voting policies and procedures. The updated FAQs address, among other things, ISS’ policies for evaluating executive...more

1/10/2013 - Compensation & Benefits Executive Compensation Golden Parachutes ISS Pay-for-Performance Proxy Voting Guidelines

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