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The Delaware Plaintiff’s Bar Mines a New Vein of Liability: Limits on Director Compensation

Compensation committees composed of independent outside directors were created as the check-and-balance guardians against management compensation engorgement. But as the Roman philosopher Cicero famously posed, “Who guards the…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Securities Law

SEC Approves NASDAQ Golden Leash Disclosure

In the past couple of years, a relatively hot area of the sometimes rather lackluster world of bylaws amendments has centered on requiring candidates for election to a board of directors to disclose any compensation arrangements…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Yet Another Congressional Proposed Corporate Reform: Proxy Advisory Firms in the Crosshairs.

Over the past six months, U.S. legislators have engaged in an unusual burst of energy to introduce three separate bills regulating various areas affecting U.S. public company corporate governance: - The Cybersecurity…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Securities Law

Cybersecurity, Boards and Cyber-Board “Experts”: Caution Should Rule

A continuing frequent question from public companies is how a board should be constituted to oversee cybersecurity. Many public companies foist this additional burden on the audit committee. Those large enough to have a risk…more
 /  Business Organizations, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

2016 US Public Company Helpful Checklists

The Public Company short checklist has been update for 2016 information. Please see full Checklist below for more information…more
 /  Business Organizations, Securities Law

2016 Mergers and Acquisitions Helpful Checklists

The M&A short checklist has been update for 2016 information. Please see full Checklist below for more information…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions

Schedule 13D: Congressional Move May Significantly Affect Activist Strategies

In March, a group of Democratic senators introduced legislation, currently sitting with the Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, to tame the purported disclosure skullduggery of activist investors…more
 /  Business Organizations, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Securities Law
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