Notes For General Counsel

A recent article on the Practical Law website, identified major horizon issues for General Counsel. We highlight a selected sample of these issues by subject area below:

Commercial: Green Guides

The FTC issues revised Green Guides (Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims). We previously wrote about this subject here. The Guides can help you avoid liability for deceptive marketing practices and address such matters as exaggeration, use of images, general environmental benefits and certifications/seals.

Corporate Governance and Securities: Compensation Consultant Conflicts

Beginning January 1, 2013, public companies have to disclose compensation consultant conflicts of interest in proxy statements for annual stockholder meetings. A questionnaire should be sent to compensation consultants to discover if any conflicts of interest exist that need to be disclosed and assist in figuring out the best way to disclose them. This is a new requirement under the Dodd-Frank Act

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