Yuki Prefume Whitmire

Yuki Prefume Whitmire

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

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Vote-Counting Standards: A Recipe for Confusion?

Shareholder voting standards was a hot topic this proxy season and will likely continue to be of significant interest next proxy season and in subsequent years. This proxy season, shareholders submitted various proposals...more

7/29/2014 - CalPERS Cheniere Energy Corporate Governance Delaware General Corporation Law NYSE Proxy Season Proxy Voting Guidelines Shareholders Voting Rights

Shareholder Proposals: Different Challenges, Different Results

This proxy season, several companies filed suit against shareholder activist, John Chevedden, challenging his shareholder proposals. Three companies, Omnicom Group, Inc., Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. and Express Scripts...more

5/12/2014 - Compliance SEC Shareholder Activism Shareholder Litigation Shareholders

Proxy Season: Enhanced Confidential Voting Shareholder Proposals

Fueled by the controversy during the 2013 proxy season over access to interim vote tallies, “enhanced confidential voting” proposals have been submitted to over a dozen high profile companies for the 2014 proxy season,...more

3/5/2014 - Proxy Season Shareholder Votes Shareholders

Interim Vote Tallies: To Disclose or Not to Disclose

Uncertainty continues as Broadridge flip-flops over its policy on the disclosure of interim proxy tallies in a proxy contest. In early February 2014, Broadridge announced a new policy that a company and shareholder proponents...more

2/19/2014 - Disclosure Requirements Interim Reports SEC Shareholder Votes

RR Donnelley Survey: Inside Scoop on Investors’ Review of Proxy Statements

Registrants and investors are increasingly placing greater focus on proxy statement presentation. As a result, over the last few years, proxy statements have evolved into more effective disclosure and marketing tools as...more

1/2/2014 - Executive Compensation Investors Pay-for-Performance Proxy Advisors Proxy Statements Shareholder Votes

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