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Coleman Company and EEOC Reach Agreement To Resolve Discrimination Charge And Revise Settlement Agreements

DENVER - The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and The Coleman Company, Inc. have reached a voluntary conciliation agreement to resolve allegations of disability discrimination raised by a former employee,...more

Corporate Law & Governance Update - October 2017

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Governance Implications of Equifax - Numerous elements of the Equifax controversy implicate corporate governance across a broad range of oversight, insurance, executive transition and accountability topics. These are...more

Important Reminders for the 2017 Proxy Season

The following are some important reminders and updates for the 2017 proxy season. Say-When-on-Pay - Required Vote in 2017 - The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) requires companies to conduct a...more

Capital Markets & Public Companies Quarterly: 2016 Goes Out with a Bang

by McDermott Will & Emery on

As 2016 drew to an end, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) kept up its pace to close out a busy year. In addition to issuing proposed rules for universal proxies, the SEC released several new Compliance &...more

Proxy Advisory Firms Issue 2017 Voting Guidelines

by King & Spalding on

Proxy advisory firms Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) and Glass, Lewis & Co. (Glass Lewis) recently issued updated proxy voting guidelines for the upcoming 2017 proxy season. Notable updates were issued by one or...more

Overboarding–How Many Directorships are Too Many?

Every so often, the issue of “overboarding”—meaning directors serving on too many boards—pops up in the news or in corporate governance circles. On January 21st, a Wall Street Journal article by Joann S. Lublin entitled How...more

Blog: Directors Overboard

by Cooley LLP on

Companies are paying increased attention to the potential for director “overboarding,” according to the WSJ. Many companies have adopted restrictions on the number of outside seats that directors may hold, often in response...more

2016 Proxy Season – Quick Reference Guide

The year is coming to an end and the 2016 proxy season is on the horizon. This quick reference guide identifies considerations based on themes from 2015, offers recommendations and resources for the upcoming season, and...more

Proxy Advisory Firms Release 2016 Policy Updates

by Stinson Leonard Street on

Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) and Glass Lewis & Co. (Glass Lewis) recently released policy updates for the upcoming 2016 proxy season. Some of the key updates to both firms' proxy voting guidelines are summarized...more

ISS and Glass Lewis Issue 2016 Policy Updates

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) and Glass Lewis recently released their voting guideline updates for the 2016 proxy season. ISS has also released updates to its QuickScore 3.0 product and its Equity Plan Scorecard...more

ISS and Glass Lewis Update Their Proxy Voting Guidelines

by Smith Anderson on

Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) and Glass, Lewis & Co. (Glass Lewis), two of the leading providers of corporate governance research and proxy voting services, have published their updated proxy voting guidelines for...more

ISS Policy Changes for the 2016 Proxy Season

by Goodwin on

Proxy Access - ISS has determined not to alter its basic approach to management and shareholder proxy access proposals for 2016. However, ISS has stated that it expects to release a FAQ in December 2015 that will provide...more

New Staff Legal Bulletin and Proxy Voting Guidelines Released Ahead of the 2016 Proxy Season

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

Just ahead of the 2016 proxy season, the Staff of the Division of Corporation Finance of the SEC released new guidance—Staff Legal Bulletin No. 14H (“SLB 14H”)—describing how the Staff will evaluate issuers’ arguments for...more

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume X, Issue 46

SEC/CORPORATE - Proxy Advisory Firms Release Policy Updates for 2016 - Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) and Glass Lewis, two leading proxy advisory firms, recently published their 2016 proxy voting...more

ISS and Glass Lewis Update Policies for 2016 Proxy Season

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) and Glass Lewis have released updates to their proxy voting policies that will apply to shareholder meetings held on or after February 1, 2016. The ISS policy updates can be found here...more

ISS and Glass Lewis Update Their Proxy Voting Guidelines for the 2016 Proxy Season

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) and Glass, Lewis & Co. (Glass Lewis) have both released updates to their respective proxy voting guidelines. This alert provides a brief summary of the significant changes to each...more

ISS Ignores Contrary Studies In Adopting Overboarding Policy Change

by Allen Matkins on

ISS released its 2016 Benchmark Policy Recommendations last Friday. I had previously criticized ISS for its proposal to change its recommendation on withholding votes with respect to directors who sit on too many boards...more

Society Warns ISS That Overboarding Policy Change Will Hurt Women And Minority Directors

by Allen Matkins on

Recently, I criticized ISS’ proposed changes to its policy on “overboarding”. Therefore, I was pleased to see that I wasn’t a lone voice crying in the wilderness. The Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance...more

SOS: Do Not Let ISS Go Overboard

Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc. (ISS) employs a lot of very smart people with great intentions, but sometimes, they just need help. ...more

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