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Blog: As proxy season ends, Equilar dives into pay-ratio data

by Cooley LLP on

With over 2,000 companies now having reported pay-ratio information for the 2018 proxy season (through May 10), consultant Equilar says it’s time to take a deep dive into the data to see what trends are discernible. Of...more

Justice Department Charges Former Volkswagen CEO in Diesel Vehicle Emissions Cheating Scheme

by Michael Volkov on

We all know the saying – A fish rots from the head. Sometimes a clear and simple statement says it all. The Volkswagen diesel emissions cheating scandal is yet another example of C-Suite, even CEO, misconduct....more

Detroit Medical Center CEO calls insurers’ No-Fault bluff

by Michigan Auto Law on

Auto insurers balk at Detroit Medical Center CEO Conrad Mallett’s offer for a dollar-for-dollar price cut with hospital charges and No-Fault insurance premiums - Did Detroit Medical Center CEO Conrad Mallett just call-out...more

The Twelve Compliance Steps Every Multinational Corporation Should Undertake in Light of Recent Trump Administration Enforcement...

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Over the last month, regulators with the Trump administration sent a loud message to companies subject to U.S. jurisdiction: Enforcement of laws governing international activities is alive and well and the laws will continue...more

Employers Can Be Held Individually Liable For Unpaid Wages In Colorado

by Fisher Phillips on

The Colorado Court of Appeals recently held that the Colorado Wage Claim Act does not categorically bar individual liability for unpaid wages, rejecting arguments that a 2003 Colorado Supreme Court decision precluded any and...more

Clouded Picture: Xerox CEO Resigns Following Decision by NY Court to Temporarily Halt Proposed Merger With Fujifilm

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

On Friday, April 27, 2018, New York State Supreme Court Judge Barry R. Ostrager granted a preliminary injunction which blocked Xerox Corporation’s (“Xerox”) potential transaction with Fujifilm Holdings Corporation (“Fuji”)...more

Blog: Survey updates pay-ratio data

by Cooley LLP on

In these survey results (courtesy of thecorporatecounsel.net), audit firm Deloitte provides data as of April 10 regarding pay-ratio disclosures for 294 companies in the S&P 500. Interestingly, so far at least, not many of the...more

UK Regulators Confirm Approach to Authorization and Supervision of International Banks, Investment Firms, Insurers and CCPs Under...

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

Following the announcement on March 19, 2018 that a transitional period for Brexit had been agreed between the U.K. and the EU, the U.K. regulators have published statements setting out their expectations regarding firms'...more

Theranos Charges Provide Perspective for Medical Device Companies, Biotechnology Companies, and Investors

by Knobbe Martens on

On March 14, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced it filed charges against the founder and CEO of Theranos Inc., Elizabeth Holmes, and its former president, Ramesh Balwani....more

Blog: Study - What makes a good board chair?

by Cooley LLP on

In this article from the Harvard Business Review, “How to Be a Good Board Chair,” the author, an academic and consultant, discusses good practices for the board chair’s role based on a survey of 200 board chairs from 31...more

I Could be the Least Trustworthy Person at My Company – Sincerely, the CEO

by NAVEX Global on

Statistically speaking, I could be untrustworthy. According to the 2018 Edelman Trust Barometer, only 44 percent of people trust CEOs. Fortunately we are on a slight uptick with a 7 percent improvement from 2017 results. But...more

FTC Cautions On M&A Antitrust Risks in Pre-merger Information Exchanges

by Perkins Coie on

The Federal Trade Commission, through its blog, last week cautioned against the pre-closing exchange of competitively sensitive information—especially current (and future) prices, strategic plans and costs. While...more

Inside the Courts – An Update From Skadden Securities Litigators - March 2018/ Volume 10 / Issue 1

This quarter's issue includes summaries and associated court opinions of selected cases principally decided between November 2017 and January 2018. The cases address developing trends in appraisal, class certification, core...more

Top Ten Emerging Trends in Pay Ratio Disclosure

Preliminary trends are emerging from the pay ratio disclosures filed by U.S. public companies in 2018. Few companies use statistical sampling to identify their median employees and, instead, companies rely on a...more

Blog: Early pay-ratio trends from compensation consultants

by Cooley LLP on

What are the early trends in pay-ratio disclosure? Surveys conducted by compensation consultants provide some insights. A survey conducted by Compensation Advisory Partners LLC of pay-ratio disclosures from 150 companies...more

Red Notice Newsletter - Russian

ANTICORRUPTION DEVELOPMENTS – U.S. Agencies Decline to Prosecute Teradata for Alleged FCPA Violations – On February 26, 2018, Teradata Corporation, an Ohio-based enterprise software database management company,...more

Red Notice Newsletter - Chinese

ANTICORRUPTION DEVELOPMENTS – U.S. Agencies Decline to Prosecute Teradata for Alleged FCPA Violations – On February 26, 2018, Teradata Corporation, an Ohio-based enterprise software database management company,...more

Corporate Law & Governance Update - March 2018

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Strategy and the Decline—or Rise—of the Inpatient Hospital - A series of new media reports and consultant commentary on industry evolution highlight the increasing pressure on health system boards to fully engage in...more

Trump’s Tax Reform: Effect on Nonprofits

by Bowditch & Dewey on

The Administration’s frenzy to pass “tax reform” created tax breaks for some—I’m looking at you, the Trump family—increased taxes for others, and confusion for everyone, at least until the IRS is able to promulgate official...more

SEC Provides Long-Awaited Guidance on Cybersecurity Disclosures

by Holland & Hart LLP on

On February 21, 2018, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) released interpretive guidance to assist public companies in the proper disclosure of cybersecurity risks and incidents (“New Guidance”) – seven years...more

Red Notice Newsletter - February 2018

ANTICORRUPTION DEVELOPMENTS – U.S. Agencies Decline to Prosecute Teradata for Alleged FCPA Violations – On February 26, 2018, Teradata Corporation, an Ohio-based enterprise software database management company,...more

UK Regulator Warns Firms to Improve Prudential Reporting

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The UK Financial Conduct Authority has published a new "Dear CEO" letter that it has sent to the Chief Executive Officers of certain firms for which it acts as prudential regulator....more

SEC Issues New Cybersecurity Guidance; Makes Clear that Cybersecurity Disclosures Are Part of Existing SEC Requirements - Guidance...

by Holland & Knight LLP on

On Feb. 21, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued interpretive guidance on its expectations for corporate disclosures on cybersecurity risks. The guidance delineates where it believes existing SEC rules...more

BlackRock Publishes Updated Proxy Voting Guidelines

by White & Case LLP on

BlackRock, Inc. ("BlackRock") recently published its updated "Proxy Voting Guidelines for US Securities". Consistent with BlackRock's recent communications related to its investment principles, the guidelines emphasize...more

Annual Total Compensation under the Pay Ratio Disclosure Rule

Although adopted back in 2015, the SEC’s pay ratio disclosure rule has been receiving a lot of attention lately, as companies grapple with it for the first time during the 2018 proxy season. The rule was mandated by the...more

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