Litigation challenging equity compensation exploded in 2012 and shows no signs of slowing, with a storm of lawsuits targeting Rule 10b5-1 trading plans threatening to strike for 2013 as well...more
In this issue:
- SEC Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies Makes Recommendations
- SEC Provides Guidance Regarding Social Media and Regulation Fair Disclosure (Regulation FD)
- SEC Amends...more
On February 20, 2013, SEC Commissioner Luis A. Aguilar delivered a speech regarding the need for more robust disclosure in proxy statements and highlighted areas in which disclosure can be substantially improved....more
As we enter the 2013 proxy season, companies should be aware of a new flavor of shareholder litigation. Some of the same firms that routinely attack M&A transactions have set their sights on a new target: attacking...more
SEC Commissioner Luis A. Aguilar recently gave a speech setting forth his views on proxy disclosure. Some of the more interesting points were...more
A California court recently granted Symantec’s demurrer in a lawsuit that challenged its proxy statement disclosures in connection with an annual meeting. For those of us who haven’t been to law school recently, a demurrer...more
A periodic bulletin keeping small businesses informed about current developments in securities law and related matters.
For the first time, smaller reporting companies are subject, in 2013, to the stockholder advisory...more
As you gear up to prepare your 2013 proxy statement and periodic reports, it is essential to keep in mind some recent changes and developments that may affect your company's disclosure in these documents. For 2013, three new...more
The 2013 proxy season is shaping up to be another challenging year, with the new Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) disclosure requirements for compensation consultant conflicts of interest, the continued focus on...more
The proxy and annual reporting season has begun, with relatively few changes in reporting requirements from last year. Here are some tips to take you through the season and prepare for changes to come.
1. Consider the...more
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