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May 10 (Bloomberg Law) -- Michael Greenberger, a professor at the University of Maryland School of Law, tells Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia that a new set of legislation making its way through the House of Representatives could...more
On April 17, 2013, U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) reintroduced the Inclusive Prosperity Act of 2013 (H.R. 1579) (the "Bill"), a financial transaction tax that, according to its supporters, would provide the federal...more
Comprehensive tax reform is the top priority of the congressional tax-writing committees this year. In continuation of several years of work on this issue, the House Ways and Means Committee recently unveiled the next stage...more
In This Issue:
- Making Decisions on Corporate Campaign Expenditures
- What’s in Store in Congresson Campaign Finance Reform?
- DC Circuit Reversed Van Hollen. Players Changed Tactics to Avoid Disclosure. ...more
On December 21, 2012, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) indicated in its semiannual regulatory agenda that the staff of the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance is considering whether to recommend that the...more
Jan. 10 (Bloomberg Law) -- Scott Cammarn, partner at Cadwalader, Wickersham and Taft, talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about a little known provision of Dodd-Frank that could end up costing foreign banks doing business...more
July 12 (Bloomberg Law) -- Chris Whalen, senior managing director at Tangent Capital Partners, talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about the recent controversy surrounding Barclay's settlement with regulators over...more
Three significant facts about Egypt will be discussed in
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counsel and practitioners are facing a New Egypt
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Recent news stories have featured allegations of "pay-to-play" arrangements at public employee pension funds. A pay-to-play arrangement involves directing some benefit to a pension fund official in order to obtain fund...more
On July 31, 2009, the House of Representatives passed the “Corporate and Financial Institution Compensation Fairness Act of 2009,” which would require advisory votes on executive compensation for public companies subject to...more
On August 3, the House, led by Representative Barney Frank, passed the Corporate and Financial Institution Compensation Fairness Act of 2009 (H.R. 3269), which applies to public companies and would (i) give shareholders a...more
On July 16, 2009, as a part an effort to move the Obama Administration’s regulatory reform agenda forward, the Treasury Department delivered draft legislation to Congress that would require enhanced compensation committee...more
As a part of the federal government's on-going efforts to reform executive compensation practices and to rein in excessive compensation, the Treasury Department drafted and released new legislation (known as the "Investor...more
Over the next few months we are likely to witness the development of a “perfect storm” of corporate governance reforms and executive compensation changes at U.S. public companies. The magnitude of the 2008 – 2009 financial...more
June 10,2009 marked an extraordinary day of announcements affecting executive compensation for both recipients of financial assistance from the Troubled Asset Relief Program (“TARP”) and other publicly held companies,...more
In recent weeks, leading legislators and regulators have announced a series of initiatives arising, in one way or another, out of the recent economic crisis. None of these proposals has been enacted, but their common threads...more
In the wake of the continuing economic crisis, growing discontent among shareholders has resulted in increased political momentum toward providing public company shareholders with a greater voice in corporate governance...more
On May 19, 2009, Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) introduced the Shareholder Bill of Rights Act of 2009 (the “Shareholder Bill of Rights”) in the United States Senate. The origins of the...more
On March 2, 2009, Senator Carl Levin (D-Michigan) introduced the Stop Tax Haven Abuse Act (the “Bill”) in the Senate and a day later Representative Lloyd Doggett (D Texas) introduced the same provision in the House of...more
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