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
In January 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission approved new NYSE and Nasdaq listing standards addressing the independence of compensation committees and their advisers.
In this edition of the Public Company...more
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
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
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
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
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently approved new New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and Nasdaq Stock Market (Nasdaq) listing requirements relating to compensation committees of listed companies. The listing...more
As one calendar year ends and the next begins, it is natural to look back to take an inventory of lessons learned and to look forward in an attempt to implement such lessons. The year 2012 certainly had its fair share of...more
In This Issue:
- 2013 Annual Meeting Season
- Dealing with ISS and Other Proxy Advisory Firms this Proxy Season
- SEC Update
- Other NYSE/NASDAQ Developments
- Delaware Law Update — Delaware Court Applies...more
This summary has been updated to reflect the amendment to the Nasdaq Proposed Rules now referenced in the third paragraph of the Overview below.
On June 20, 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission...more
Public companies preparing for the upcoming 2013 proxy season will need to keep in mind a number of new developments related to executive compensation, including:
- New Securities and Exchange Commission rules that...more
On June 20, 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) published final rules (the “Compensation Rules”) requiring securities exchanges to change their listing standards with respect to compensation committee...more
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Act”)1 became law on July 21, 2010. The primary purpose of the Act is to identify and manage threats to the stability of the nation’s financial system, such...more
While the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Dodd-Frank Act”) is largely directed at reforms within the financial services industry, Congress did not miss its opportunity to adopt regulations on...more
On July 21, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the Dodd-Frank Act), arguably the most far-reaching package of financial regulatory reforms since the New Deal....more
On Thursday, July 15, 2010, the Senate passed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act by a vote of 60-39. The bill passed in the House of Representatives on June 30, 2010. The legislation is expected to...more
Executive compensation and increased communication and transparency for shareholders are among the hot-button issues in economic reform. One need only look to the discussions at the recent G20 London Summit or...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 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
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