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Executive Compensation Considerations for 2014

Executive compensation is a topic that just won’t go away, particularly with pay disparity and pay for performance regulations still looming. We highlight below some of the matters directors should be considering as they...more

Dodd-Frank Essentials: Executive Compensation Requirements And Disclosures

Several provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act have brought compensation of financial institution executives into the public eye. Although disclosure of executive and director compensation...more

Planning for the 2014 Annual Meeting and Reporting Season

In This Issue: - Incorporate lessons from 2013 say-on-pay results - Prepare for new Form SD (Specialized Disclosure) filing requirements - Ensure compliance with revised listing standards related to compensation...more

The New NYSE and Nasdaq Listing Standards: What Should Companies Be Doing?

It has been nearly two months since the NYSE and Nasdaq listing standards became effective that require compensation committees to assess the independence of their consultants, legal counsel and other advisors. Arising out of...more

In Case You Missed It - Interesting Items for Corporate Counsel (Cumulative)

As forecast, there is no shortage of law firm memos describing Regulation D changes, including the final rules eliminating the general solicitation ban (here) and prohibiting "bad actor" participation (here) and the proposed...more

Reminder: Exchange Requirements Governing Independence of Compensation Committee Advisers are in Effect as of July 1, 2013

As we previously reported, earlier in 2013 the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) approved certain new listing requirements for the NYSE and NASDAQ effective July 1, 2013. The new listing requirements implement...more

NYSE and NASDAQ Listing Rules for Compensation Committees | Scheduled to Take Effect as Early as July 1, 2013

This past January, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) approved new corporate governance listing rules proposed by each of the New York Stock Exchange (the NYSE) and the Nasdaq Stock Market (the NASDAQ) pursuant...more

"Deadline Approaching for Compensation Committee Charter Amendments"

As a reminder, by July 1, 2013, compensation committee charters must comply with the new New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and Nasdaq Stock Market (Nasdaq) listing requirements that were approved by the Securities and Exchange...more

Resources To Update Comp Committee Charter Requirements By July 1

As most listed public companies know, as a result of the Dodd-Frank Act, the stock exchanges have adopted rules regarding the independence of compensation committees and their advisers. NASDAQ and the NYSE require the first...more

Governance & Securities Law Focus: Asia Edition, April 2013

In this issue: - US DEVELOPMENTS - Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) Developments - Noteworthy US Securities Law Litigation - Recent SEC/DOJ Enforcement Matters - EU DEVELOPMENTS...more

Deadline Approaches for Amending Compensation Committee Charters

Companies must comply with certain final NYSE and NASDAQ listing rules by July 1. By July 1, affected companies must comply with recent amendments to the listing rules of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the...more

SEC Approves NYSE and NASDAQ Revised Listing Rules Regarding the Independence of Compensation Committees and Their Advisers

Amendments to the stock exchange listing rules governing compensation committee independence were finalized recently, as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the NASDAQ...more

SEC Commissioner Gives Speech On Proxy Disclosure

SEC Commissioner Luis A. Aguilar recently gave a speech setting forth his views on proxy disclosure. Some of the more interesting points were...more

SEC Approves New Corporate Governance Listing Standards for Compensation Committees and Advisers

On Jan. 11, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) approved amended corporate governance listing standards for the New York Stock Exchange (the “NYSE”) and the Nasdaq Stock Market (the “Nasdaq”). The amended...more

Small Business Securities Bulletin - SEC Approves Nasdaq Rule Addressing Compensation Committees, Consultants

A periodic bulletin keeping small businesses informed about current developments in securities law and related matters. Final Nasdaq Rule - In our October 2012 Bulletin, we discussed The NASDAQ Stock Exchange LLC’s...more

Planning for the 2013 Annual Meeting and Reporting Season

As companies prepare for the 2013 annual meeting and reporting season, we have compiled an overview of the corporate governance and disclosure matters that companies should consider as they draft this season’s disclosure...more

Changes To D&O Questionnaires To Implement NYSE And Nasdaq Compensation Committee Independence Rules

Both the NYSE and Nasdaq stock exchanges are requiring most issuers to have independent compensation committees by the earlier of their first annual meeting after January 14, 2014, or October 14, 2014. ...more

Law Firm Disclosures Under Stock Exchange Compensation Committee Independence Requirements

The NYSE and Nasdaq have recently adopted rules which will require compensation committees to consider certain enumerated factors before selecting, or receiving advice from, a compensation consultant, legal counsel or other...more

Executive Compensation and Corporate and Securities Alert: SEC Adopts NYSE and Nasdaq Rules Relating to Compensation Committees...

On January 11, 2013 the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") approved the equity listing standards proposed by the NYSE and Nasdaq, as amended1 regarding compensation committee independence criteria and compensation...more

SEC Approves Exchanges’ Proposed Rules for Compensation Committees and Their Advisers

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) formally approved several new listing rules proposed by NASDAQ and the NYSE on January 11, 2013. The new listing rules are designed to bring the listing standards of each...more

NYSE And NASDAQ Compensation Committee And Compensation Advisers Listing Standards

Section 952 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the Act) provides standards and disclosure requirements related to the independence of compensation committees and their retained advisors. To...more

SEC Approves New Compensation Committee and Adviser Independence Listing Standards

As discussed in two previous Client Alerts, on June 20, 2012, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) adopted Rule 10C-1 to implement the provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection...more

NYSE And Nasdaq Amend Compensation Committee Independence Proposals

Nasdaq has amended its proposal regarding independence of compensation committees required by the Dodd-Frank Act. Nasdaq proposes to clarify that a compensation committee is not required to conduct the independence...more

Considerations for the 2013 Form 10-K and Annual Proxy Season

The upcoming 2013 proxy season will likely be impacted by new policies issued by proxy advisers, as well as shareholder activists taking advantage of previously adopted rules, rather than by recent legislative or rulemaking...more

SEC Update

Final Rules on Compensation Committee Listing Standards - On June 20, 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted Exchange Act Rule 10C-1 implementing listing standard requirements pursuant to Section 952...more

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