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"Government Affairs and Government Procurement: Pressure to Comply Continues to Grow in 2014"

With increased attention to transparency in corporate political spending, disclosure of so-called “dark money” and a new rule for municipal advisors, corporations and other organizations active in government affairs or...more

The Dodd-Frank Act And Municipal Advisor Rules

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Dodd-Frank Act”) was signed into law by President Obama on July 21, 2010. The Dodd-Frank Act was enacted in response to the financial crisis that began in...more

Accounting Scandal Communications In The Post-Enron World

Fueled by high-profile cases involving Enron, WorldCom, Adelphia, and HealthSouth, accounting and disclosure fraud matters grew to as much as 33 percent of all U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement actions...more

Deadline Looming for Comments on SEC Proposed Rules on CEO Pay Ratio Disclosure

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently released its proposed rules to amend Item 402 of Regulation S-K to implement the pay ratio disclosure requirement in accordance with Section 953(b) of the Dodd-Frank Wall...more

SEC proposes rules to disclose pay ratios

On Sept. 18, the SEC at long last proposed an “amendment” to Regulation SK to institute pay ratio disclosures mandated in Section 953(b) of the Dodd-Frank Act. A 60-day public comment period expires in November. As...more

Post-Issuance Tax Compliance and Continuing Disclosure Responsibilities for Issuers and Borrowers of Tax-Exempt Bonds

Chapter One: Introduction: Why Post-Issuance Compliance? Over the past few years, the tax-exempt bond market has been under heightened scrutiny by various regulators, including the Internal Revenue Service...more

Mary Jo White to Private Funds: Embrace the New Era of Transparency

In remarks to the Managed Funds Association, SEC Chair Mary Jo White encouraged hedge funds to embrace increased transparency under post-financial crisis rules and justified the SEC’s expanded jurisdiction, rule-making and...more

Proposed CEO Pay Ratio Disclosure Rules: Another Piece of the Dodd-Frank Puzzle

Section 953(b) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act ("Dodd-Frank") requires certain public companies to disclose how the compensation of the company's chief executive officer ("CEO") compares to...more

SEC Proposes Rules for Pay Ratio Disclosure

At an open meeting on September 18, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved for public comment proposed "pay ratio" disclosure rules to implement Section 953(b) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and...more

Financial Services Bulletin: Action At The SEC And Fed

SEC Proposes Pay Ratio Disclosure Rules - On Wednesday, September 18, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) voted 3-2 to propose a new rule that would require public companies to disclose the ratio...more

Business News Digest – October 2013

In this issue: - NIST Holds Fourth Workshop on Cybersecurity Framework - NIST Releases Draft Preliminary Cybersecurity Framework in Advance of Dallas Workshop - SEC Issues Risk Alert on Short...more

Montage IPO – Are The U.S. Markets Re-Opening To Chinese Companies?

The U.S. capital markets—the largest in the world—have been all but closed to Chinese companies for more than two years. The successful IPO of Montage Technology, and e-commerce giant Alibaba’s announcement that it will seek...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’s Proposed CEO Pay Ratio Disclosure Rule: What You Need to Know

On September 18, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released its proposal for additional executive compensation disclosure that, if adopted, will require U.S. domestic public companies to calculate and...more

U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission Proposes CEO Pay Ratio Disclosure Rules

On September 18, 2013, the Commissioners of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued proposed rules to implement Section 953(b) of the Dodd-Frank Act1 that require public companies to disclose how the...more

SEC Approves CEO Pay Ratio Disclosure and Municipal Advisor Registration

At the September 18, 2013, open meeting of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the commissioners voted three to two to propose rules that will require listed companies to disclose pay ratios comparing a company's...more

SEC Proposes Rules for Pay Ratio Disclosure

On September 18, the SEC voted 3-2 to propose a new rule requiring public companies to disclose the compensation ratio of CEO to the median compensation of its employees, as required by the Dodd-Frank Act. Under the proposal,...more

Executive Compensation and Corporate and Securities Alert: SEC Proposes Rule to Disclose CEO-to-Worker Pay Ratio (“Pay-Ratio...

On September 18, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) narrowly voted in favor of proposing a rule that would require public companies to compare their chief executive officer’s compensation with that of all of...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

Differing Perspectives On The SEC’s Proposed CEO Pay Ratio Rule And Who Speaks For CalPERS?

Last Wednesday, a divided Securities and Exchange Commission issued proposed amendments to Item 402 of Regulation S-K. Section 953(b) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act required the SEC to amend...more

At Long Last: SEC Proposes New Rules to Compel Disclosure of CEO Pay as Ratio to Median Employee Pay

On September 18, 2013, in accordance with Section 953(b) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Reform Act”), the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) issued a press release and...more

SEC Proposes Rule on Required CEO Pay Ratio Disclosure

Organizations affected by the proposed rule, which may take effect for the 2016 proxy season, should consider submitting comments to the SEC. On September 18, in order to implement the mandated disclosures under...more

SEC Proposes Rule Requiring Public Companies to Disclose Pay Ratios

On September 18, 2013, as required by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, the SEC proposed rules requiring public companies to disclose the median of the annual total compensation of all...more

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