Richard J. Grossman

Richard J. Grossman

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

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"Privacy & Cybersecurity Update - June 2016"

In this edition of our Privacy & Cybersecurity Update, we examine the impact of Brexit on EU data protection, court rulings on cyber insurance policy exclusions and coverage gaps, recent statements from the FTC and the...more

6/30/2016 - Banks Bonds Class Action Corporate Counsel Cyber Insurance Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection Data Protection Authority Electronic Health Record Incentives EU Data Protection Laws EU-US Privacy Shield Fashion Industry FFIEC Fraudulent Transfers FTC Germany Hackers Internet of Things Privacy Laws Spokeo v Robins Standing UK Brexit Young Lawyers

Privacy & Cybersecurity Update - May 2016

In this edition of our Privacy & Cybersecurity Update, we examine recent developments, including the U.S. Supreme Court's holding in Spokeo that consumer plaintiffs must show "real harm" to sue in federal court, the EU data...more

6/3/2016 - Antitrust Violations Article III Breach Notification Rule Cyber Insurance Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection Commissioner EU-US Privacy Shield Injury-in-Fact Ireland Privacy Laws Risk of Loss SCOTUS Spokeo v Robins Standing Subrogation

Privacy & Cybersecurity Update - April 2016

In this edition of our Privacy & Cybersecurity Update, we examine changes to EU privacy and data protection laws, new state laws addressing data breach notifications, Congress' review of cyber insurance, and recent court...more

5/3/2016 - Class Action Commercial General Liability Policies Corporate Counsel Cyber Insurance Cybersecurity Data Breach Encryption EU EU-US Privacy Shield FTC Future Harm General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Mobile Health Apps Notice Requirements Standing State Data Breach Notification Statutes Young Lawyers

Privacy & Cybersecurity Update - March 2016

In this edition of our Privacy & Cybersecurity Update, we examine the FCC's proposed privacy rules for broadband providers; new developments relating to the Privacy Shield, which was created to replace the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor...more

4/4/2016 - CFPB Cyber Insurance Cybersecurity Data Protection Authority Data Security Department of Defense (DOD) EU EU-US Privacy Shield FCC Internet Service Providers (ISPs) IRS Phishing Scams Privacy Policy US-EU Safe Harbor Framework

"Privacy & Cybersecurity Update - Historic New 'Privacy Shield' Agreement to Replace EU-US Safe Harbor"

Two days after the original January 31 deadline, the European Union and United States have announced a replacement for the Safe Harbor agreement — the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield — which, if approved, will provide a new framework...more

2/3/2016 - Article 29 Working Party (WP29) Data Protection EU EU Data Protection Laws EU-US Privacy Shield FTC International Data Transfers Ombudsman Personal Data Safe Harbors

"Planning for the 2016 Annual Meeting and Reporting Season"

Each company faces important decisions in preparing for its 2016 annual meeting and reporting season. We have prepared a checklist of essential areas we believe companies should focus on as they plan for 2016, including...more

12/12/2015 - Annual Meeting Conflict Mineral Rules Corporate Governance Disclosure Requirements Dodd-Frank Executive Compensation ISS PCAOB Proxy Season Proxy Voting Guidelines Reporting Requirements Say-on-Pay SEC Section 162(m) Shareholder Proposals

Privacy & Cybersecurity Update - November 2015

Consumer Electronics Association Releases Best Practices For Privacy and Security of Personal Wellness Data - In late October 2015, the Consumer Electronics Association released guiding principles governing the...more

11/30/2015 - Actual Injuries CEA Cybersecurity Do Not Track EU Data Protection Laws FCC Financial Services Industry FTC International Data Transfers Privacy Concerns US-EU Safe Harbor Framework

"Glass Lewis Issues 2016 US Proxy Policy Guidelines"

Proxy advisory firm Glass Lewis recently issued its U.S. voting policy guidelines for the 2016 proxy season. The guidelines include a few key changes, a summary of which is outlined below. Conflicting Shareholder...more

11/23/2015 - Board of Directors Conflicting Proposals Corporate Social Responsibility Director Nominations Exclusive Forum Executive Compensation Glass Lewis Proxy Advisors Proxy Voting Guidelines Publicly-Traded Companies SEC Shareholders

Privacy & Cybersecurity Update - October 2015

In this edition of our Privacy & Cybersecurity Update, we discuss what companies need to know in the wake of the EU Court of Justice's rejection of the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor framework and take a look at the following important...more

11/3/2015 - CISA Cybersecurity Data Protection Data Protection Authority ECPA EU Data Protection Laws International Data Transfers Mobile Apps New Legislation Personal Data Popular Privacy Policy Safe Harbors Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner US-EU Safe Harbor Framework VPPA

"SEC Staff Issues New Shareholder Proposals Guidance"

The Division of Corporation Finance of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (Staff) recently published Staff Legal Bulletin No. 14H (SLB), which provides important new guidance for companies that may receive...more

10/29/2015 - Conflicting Proposals Manager Proposals New Guidance No-Action Requests Ordinary Business Exception Proxy Season Rule 14a-8(i)(7) Rule 14a-8(i)(9) SEC Shareholder Proposals Wal-Mart

"Key Takeaways: Proxy Access - Latest Developments"

On September 17, 2015, Skadden presented a webinar titled “Proxy Access: Latest Developments.” The panelists were Art Crozier, Chairman of Innisfree M&A Incorporated; Mike Garland, Assistant Comptroller for Corporate...more

10/7/2015 - Board of Directors Continuous Holder Requirement Director Nominations ISS Proxy Access Proxy Access Rule Proxy Season SEC Shareholder Proposals Shareholder Votes Stock Ownership

"SEC Adopts CEO Pay Ratio Disclosure Requirements"

On August 5, 2015, in a 3-2 vote, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted final rules implementing the controversial “CEO pay ratio” disclosure requirements that were proposed in 2013 and mandated by...more

8/7/2015 - CEOs Compensation Agreements Compliance Disclosure Requirements Dodd-Frank Exclusions Executive Compensation Pay Ratio SEC

"Proxy Access: The 2015 Proxy Season and Beyond"

Although the 2015 annual meeting season is still winding down, there is no doubt that proxy access has gained considerable momentum and will remain a front-and-center corporate governance issue for the foreseeable future. For...more

6/24/2015 - Board of Directors Corporate Governance Institutional Investors Proxy Access Rule Proxy Season Shareholder Proposals Shareholders

"SEC Proposes New Rules for Pay-Versus-Performance Disclosure"

On April 29, 2015, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed new rules that would require companies to disclose the relationship between the compensation actually paid to named executive officers (NEOs) and...more

5/5/2015 - Disclosure Requirements Dodd-Frank Executive Compensation Form 10-K Pay-for-Performance Proxy Statements SEC Total Shareholder Return (TSR) XBRL Filing Requirements

"Wal-Mart Wins Appeal of Shareholder Proposal Decision"

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued a decision on April 14, 2015 that reversed a U.S. District Court opinion and vacated a permanent injunction that would have required Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. to include a...more

4/16/2015 - Appeals Board of Directors Corporate Governance Ordinary Business Exception Permanent Injunctions Proxy Statements Reversal SEC Securities Exchange Act Shareholder Proposals Wal-Mart

"Annual Meeting Proxy Statement Filing Reminders"

Following are a few points to consider when preparing proxy statement materials for filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in connection with annual shareholder meetings....more

4/1/2015 - Annual Meeting Annual Reports EDGAR Filing Requirements Form 10-K Form 8-K Proxy Materials Proxy Solicitations Proxy Statements SEC Shareholder Meetings

"Insights Focus: Key Observations for Directors and Senior Executives"

Although Insights is intended to cover a wide range of issues, there are a number of topics we believe will be of particular interest to directors and senior corporate executives. Below is an introduction to these topics and...more

1/29/2015 - Board of Directors C-Suite Executives Corporate Counsel Corporate Governance Cybersecurity Directors Fiduciary Duty Proxy Access Rule Regulatory Standards Risk Management Shareholder Activism Shareholders

"Checklist of Matters to Be Considered for the 2015 Annual Meeting and Reporting Season"

As our clients and friends once again embark on preparations for their 2015 annual meeting and reporting season, we have compiled a checklist of the corporate governance, executive compensation and disclosure matters that we...more

12/9/2014 - Annual Meeting Bylaws Conflict Mineral Rules Corporate Governance Disclosure Requirements Equity Compensation Executive Compensation Fee-Shifting Glass Lewis ISS Proxy Season Proxy Voting Guidelines SEC Shareholder Proposals

"SEC Staff Issues Guidance on Proxy Voting Matters Relevant to Investment Advisers and Proxy Advisory Firms"

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Divisions of Investment Management and Corporation Finance issued a Staff Legal Bulletin on June 30, 2014 that provides guidance on the responsibilities of investment...more

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

"Navigating Today’s Shareholder Activism Landscape: What Companies Should Consider"

Shareholder activism is the corporate topic du jour, be it in boardrooms, the media or Washington, D.C. While corporate boards and management need to understand the current environment and how we got here, their top priority...more

6/26/2014 - SEC Shareholder Activism Shareholder Litigation Shareholder Rights Shareholders

"Delaware Court of Chancery Recognizes Potential Benefits of Shareholder Rights Plans in Addressing Shareholder Activism"

William F. Ruprecht, et al., and Sotheby’s, which, in essence, recognized that a board of directors could adopt a shareholder rights plan as a reasonable response to a threat posed by an activist shareholder....more

5/13/2014 - Board of Directors Corporate Governance Shareholder Activism Shareholder Litigation Shareholders Sothebys

Planning for the 2014 Annual Meeting and Reporting Season

In This Issue: - Incorporate lessons from 2013 say-on-pay results - Prepare for new Form SD (Specialized Disclosure) filing requirements - Ensure compliance with revised listing standards related to compensation...more

12/10/2013 - Audits Board of Directors Compensation Committee Compliance Corporate Governance Disclosure Requirements Dodd-Frank Executive Compensation Filing Requirements Form SD Forum Selection Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Pay Ratio PCAOB Say-on-Pay SEC Section 162(m) Shareholder Votes Shareholders

"ISS Releases 2014 Proxy Voting Policy Updates; Opens Process for Peer Group Modification"

On November 21, 2013, Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) released updates to its proxy voting policies effective for shareholder meetings taking place on or after February 1, 2014. The changes to ISS’ U.S. voting...more

12/5/2013 - Corporate Governance ISS Pay-for-Performance Proxy Season Proxy Voting Guidelines

"ISS Opens Comment Period for 2014 Proxy Voting Policy Changes"

On October 21, 2013, Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) issued draft policy changes for 2014 that, if adopted, would become effective for shareholder meetings taking place on or after February 1, 2014. ISS is soliciting...more

10/25/2013 - ISS Proxy Voting Guidelines

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