Stephen M. Quinlivan

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Amnesty International Continues to Push for En Banc Rehearing in Conflict Minerals Case

Amnesty International has filed a supplemental brief which continues to advocate for a rehearing en banc in the conflict minerals case. The argument is this: American Meat Institute v. U.S. Department of Agriculture...more

8/20/2014 - American Meat Institute Amnesty International Conflict Mineral Rules Department of Agriculture Disclosure Requirements En Banc Review

FinCEN Seeks to Turn Beneficial Ownership Disclosure of Private Entities on its Head

My colleagues over at our banking blog have highlighted proposed regulations by the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, or FinCEN, under the Bank Secrecy Act which are meant to combat illicit financial activity, including...more

8/18/2014 - Anti-Money Laundering Bank Secrecy Act Compliance Disclosure Requirements Financial Crimes FinCEN

SEC Commissioner Wants Dodd-Frank Wrapped Up

SEC Commissioner Kara M. Stein recently gave remarks on the status of required Dodd-Frank rulemakings. The pay ratio, claw back, conflict minerals and resources extraction rules didn’t really seem all that important to her...more

6/16/2014 - Conflict Mineral Rules Disclosure Requirements Dodd-Frank Rulemaking Process SEC SEC Commissioner

SEC Seeks Rehearing of Conflicts Minerals Decision

The SEC has filed documentation with the District of Columbia Court of Appeals seeking an en banc rehearing of the conflict minerals decision. The original decision found that one piece of the disclosure required by the...more

6/2/2014 - American Meat Institute Conflict Mineral Rules Disclosure Disclosure Requirements En Banc Review SEC USDA

SEC Explains How To Use Twitter And Absolves Issuers Of Retweets

Certain rules under the securities laws require certain communications be accompanied by legends. The length of the legend meant that Twitter could not be used because the 140 character limit would be exceeded. ...more

4/22/2014 - Disclosure Requirements Electronic Communications Issuers SEC Securities Twitter

D&O Questionnaire Update Forms For 2014

The SEC has adopted rules prohibiting “bad actors” from using Rule 506 after September 23, 2013 (the effective date of the rules), or if prohibited conduct occurred prior to the effective date of the rules, the prohibition...more

12/2/2013 - Bad Actors Board of Directors Corporate Officers Directors Disclosure Requirements Proxy Statements Rule 506 Offerings SEC

Pay Ratio Disclosures Made Simple

The SEC has proposed rules related to pay ratio disclosures required by Section 953(b) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. It works like this... ...more

9/19/2013 - Disclosure Requirements Dodd-Frank Pay Ratio Ratio SEC Wages

SEC Issues FAQs On Disclosure Of Payments By Resource Extraction Issuers

The SEC has issued nine frequently asked questions, or FAQs, on the disclosure of payments by resource extraction issuers....more

5/31/2013 - Disclosure Requirements Payment Records Resource Extraction SEC

Symantec Beats Litigation Challenging Proxy Disclosures For Annual Meeting

A California court recently granted Symantec’s demurrer in a lawsuit that challenged its proxy statement disclosures in connection with an annual meeting. For those of us who haven’t been to law school recently, a demurrer...more

2/27/2013 - Annual Meeting Demurrers Disclosure Requirements Fiduciary Duty Proxy Statements Say-on-Pay Shareholder Rights Symantec

CFPB Proposes Allowing Companies To Run Trial Disclosure Programs

The CFPB has announced its proposed policy to allow companies to test new consumer disclosures on a case-by-case basis. As part of its Project Catalyst initiative, and in line with its statutory authority, the CFPB’s goal is...more

12/14/2012 - CFPB Disclosure Requirements

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