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Is it Time to Reconsider Earnings Guidance?

I always enjoy Warren Buffet’s annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway’s shareholders. While it’s true that he, like most (all?) heads of public companies, can’t resist a healthy dose of bragging about recent successes and their...more

Corporate Communicator - Winter 2014

2014 ANNUAL MEETING SEASON - Dear clients and friends, We present to you our traditional year-end issue of Snell & Wilmer’s Corporate Communicator to help you prepare for the upcoming annual report and proxy...more

Massachusetts Nonprofit Annual Reports Due November 1, 2013

As a reminder, nonprofit organizations incorporated or operating in The Commonwealth of Massachusetts have until Friday, November 1, 2013 to file their annual reports with the Secretary of the Commonwealth. Nonprofit annual...more

Proposed Amendments to the Corporate Governance Principles

In August last year, the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) Corporate Governance Council (Council) undertook a review of the Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations (Recommendations) in response to the corporate...more

The SEC's Proposed Pay Ratio Rule: What it Could Mean for Your Upcoming Filings

Section 953(b) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank) mandates the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to amend Item 402 of Regulation S-K (Item 402) to require certain companies to...more

SEC Issues Proposed "Pay Ratio" Disclosure Rules

The Securities and Exchange Commission recently issued proposed regulations on the “Pay Ratio” disclosure rules. Under these rules, a public company must disclose the ratio of the median of annual total compensation for all...more

The Corporate Communicator - Fall 2013

In this issue of the Corporate Communicator, we provide a summary of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s recently proposed pay ratio disclosures. The pay ratio (sometimes referred to as the “pay disparity” ratio)...more

"SEC’s Proposed CEO Pay Ratio Disclosure Rules — Costly and Complicated"

The SEC has proposed rules to implement the “CEO pay ratio” disclosure requirements under Section 953(b) of the Dodd-Frank Act. The proposed rules would require many SEC reporting companies to publicly disclose the...more

SEC Proposes Rules on Pay Ratio Disclosure

On September 18, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) approved by a three-to-two vote proposed rules (the “Proposed Rules”) implementing Section 953(b) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer...more

SEC Proposes Long-Awaited Pay Ratio Rules

On September 18, 2013, in a 3-2 vote of commissioners cast along party lines, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) proposed rules to implement Section 953(b) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer...more

SEC Issues Proposed Pay Ratio Rules

On September 18, 2013, the SEC voted 3 to 2 in favor of proposed "pay ratio" rules, which require each registrant to disclose the median of the annual total compensation of all of its employees (the MATC), the annual total...more

SEC Proposes Pay Ratio Rules

On September 18, 2013, pursuant to Section 953(b) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the Securities and Exchange Commission issued proposed rules that will amend Item 402 of Regulation S-K to...more

Rhode Island Appellate Practice - Special Edition: Statistics on Resolution of Cases before the Rhode Island Supreme Court

This special edition of the Fast Five on Rhode Island Appellate Practice features four questions an appellate attorney should be prepared to answer. Statistics reported in the Rhode Island Judiciary’s 2012 Annual Report...more

PCAOB Proposes Significant Changes To Auditor’s Report And Responsibilities For Annual Reports Filed With The SEC

As a result of ongoing efforts to improve the informational value of the auditor’s reporting model, on August 13, 2013, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) proposed two new auditing standards for public...more

SEC Issues Final Rules On Audits Of Broker-Dealers

The SEC has amended certain broker-dealer annual reporting, audit, and notification requirements. ...more

Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Report on Market Cleanliness

As part of its market monitoring activity reported in its Annual Report published on July 10, the FSA analyzed the scale of share price movements in the two days ahead of regulatory takeover announcements and identified...more

Court Vacates SEC Resource Extraction Rules

The United States District Court for the District of Columbia has vacated the SEC resource extraction disclosure rules....more

Update On Federal Insurance Office

The Federal insurance Office, or FIO, which was established by the Dodd-Frank Act, has issued its annual report. ...more

Treasury Secretary Testifies about CMBS Markets and Dodd Frank

On May 21, 2013, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew in his role as Chairman of the Financial Stability Oversight Council ("FSOC") testified before the House Financial Services Committee. In its annual report, the FSOC stated that...more

But Wait, California May Require Even More In Annual Reports To Shareholders

Yesterday’s blog discussed California’s requirement that many domestic and foreign corporations send financial statements to their shareholders. If a corporation has 100 or more holders of record (determined in accordance...more

CSBS Releases Annual Report

On May 2, the CSBS released its 2012 annual report, which aggregates and reviews the organization’s activities in the prior year, identifies future goals for the organization, and outlines specific priorities for 2013. ...more

Financial Stability Oversight Council Releases 2013 Annual Report

On April 25, the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) met in an open session to announce the release of its 2013 Annual Report to the Congress. ...more

Second Phase of the CRM Project: Additional Disclosure of Charges and Performance Reports

The Canadian Securities Administrators (the “CSA”) published a notice on March 28, 2013 outlining the amendments made to National Instrument 31-103 Registration Requirements, Exemptions and Ongoing Registrant Obligations (“NI...more

Building Energy Reporting Comes To Boston (Almost)

Today, Mayor Menino forwarded to the Boston City Council proposed amendments to the City of Boston Code that would require owners of many city buildings to report their energy and water use annually. That information would...more

Minnesota Lobbyist Principal's Report

In accordance with the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Act, an Annual Report of Lobbyist Principal is required to be filed annually with the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board ("Board")....more

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