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Perkins Coie

Preparing for the 2019 Public Company Reporting Season

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During 2018, the SEC issued rule updates and guidance that are intended to ease certain public reporting requirements and clarify the SEC’s position with respect to the shareholder proposal process. While the SEC is taking...more

Womble Bond Dickinson

ISS and Glass Lewis Update Proxy Voting Guidelines for 2019; ISS Updates Qualityscore an Issues Preliminary Compensation FAQS

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As calendar year-end companies ramp up for year-end reporting and proxy season, Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) and Glass Lewis & Co. (GL) have released updates to their proxy voting guidelines. GL’s comprehensive...more

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Corporate & Financial Weekly Digest, Featuring Articles on the Nasdaq Rule, Swaps, Brexit, and UK Securitization Regulations

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BROKER-DEALER - FINRA Proposes Rule Change Relating to Rule 4512 (Customer Account Information) On November 28, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority filed a proposed change to Rule 4512(a)(3) (Customer Account...more

White & Case LLP

Reminders for US Public Companies for the 2019 Annual Reporting and Proxy Season

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This memorandum outlines certain considerations for US public companies in preparation for the 2019 annual reporting and proxy season. Part I provides a summary of certain key trends and insights from the 2018 proxy season,...more

Jones Day

Board Diversity: Are Your Directors Ready for 2019?

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The Background: The spotlight on board diversity—particularly gender diversity—will continue to be a central theme in the 2019 proxy season. The Issue: Public company directors should anticipate that their board's...more

Locke Lord LLP

The 2019 Proxy Season is Around the Corner

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The 2019 proxy season is almost upon us. This QuickStudy recaps some important policy updates from Institutional Shareholder Services (“ISS”) and Glass Lewis & Co. (“Glass Lewis”) and new disclosure requirements to keep in...more

Cooley LLP

Blog: Members of Chevedden group shift focus to environmental, social and political proposals

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Companies that have long battled the prolific John Chevedden group on corporate governance shareholder proposals, as first noted on theCorporateCounsel.net proxy season blog, may be heartened to hear — or maybe not—that some...more

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Glass Lewis Updates Proxy Voting Guidelines for 2019

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On October 24th, Glass Lewis published its updated proxy voting guidelines for 2019. Some key compensation-related changes for reporting companies to keep in mind are highlighted below...more

Goodwin

ISS Releases 2019 U.S. Voting Policy Updates

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In November 2018, Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) released updates to its 2019 U.S. voting policies, which will be effective for meetings on or after February 1, 2019, and a preliminary list of frequently asked...more

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

ISS Provides 2019 Voting Policy Updates

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ISS recently announced the 2019 updates to its proxy voting policies, which can be found here and which will be applied to annual meetings held on or after February 1, 2019. Among the various updates provided by ISS, the...more

Ropes & Gray LLP

ISS and Glass Lewis Update Their Proxy Voting Guidelines for the 2019 Proxy Season

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Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) and Glass, Lewis & Co. (Glass Lewis) have both released updates to their proxy voting guidelines. This Alert briefly summarizes the significant changes to each firm’s policies for...more

Cooley LLP

Blog: No-action letters provide more insight into “ordinary business” exclusion under Rule 14a-8(i)(7)

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On the heels of the release of SLB 14J, Corp Fin has posted a couple of new no-action letters that shed some more light on the “ordinary business” exclusion of Rule 14a-8(i)(7). As you may recall, in SLB 14J, the staff...more

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Preparing for the 2019 Reporting Season

With 2018 quickly drawing to a close, attention now turns to preparing for the 2019 reporting season. As always, there are a number of compliance "musts" to focus on, as well as items that can be addressed in 2018 to make...more

Taylor English Duma LLP

ISS Announces 2019 Updates to U.S. Proxy Voting Guidelines

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On November 19, Institutional Shareholder Services, the leading proxy advisory firm (“ISS”), announced revisions to its 2019 proxy voting guidelines. While the revisions consist largely of minor tweaks to existing policies,...more

Morgan Lewis

Institutional Shareholder Services Announces 2019 Proxy Voting Guidelines Updates

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Updates for the 2019 proxy voting guidelines by Institutional Shareholder Services include guidance on board gender diversity and attendance, board-sponsored proposals, and director performance evaluations....more

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Heads Up for the 2019 Proxy Season: New and Revised ISS and Glass Lewis Policies May Impact Director Elections

by Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP on

ISS and Glass Lewis have released updates to their proxy voting policies for the 2019 proxy season, which for the most part are not controversial, but reflect a continued effort by the proxy advisory firms to influence...more

White & Case LLP

Key Changes in Proxy Voting Guidelines for 2019

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Both ISS and Glass Lewis have recently updated their proxy voting guidelines, featuring key changes that could affect shareholder voting habits in 2019.   Leading corporate governance service providers Institutional...more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

ISS Delays Application of Excessive Nonemployee Director Compensation Policy Until 2020

In 2017, Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) introduced a policy providing for potential adverse vote recommendations for the members of a company’s board responsible for approving/setting nonemployee director (NED) pay...more

Stinson Leonard Street - Dodd-Frank and the...

ISS Publishes Preliminary 2019 Compensation FAQs

ISS has published preliminary frequently asked questions related to compensation policies for 2019. Some key observations are noted below. Will any of the quantitative pay-for-performance screens change for 2019?...more

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Key Takeaways from the SEC’s Proxy Process Roundtable: Is Proxy Voting Reform on the Horizon?

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On November 15, 2018, the SEC held an all-day roundtable to hear the views of investors, issuers, proxy advisors and other market participants on the proxy process and rules amidst growing public debate on the efficiency of...more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Preparing for the Shareholder Proposal Season

On November 13, 2018, Skadden held our webinar “Preparing for the Shareholder Proposal Season.” The panelists were Peter da Silva Vint, Vice President of BlackRock’s Americas Investment Stewardship Group; Michael Garland,...more

Sullivan & Worcester

ISS Annual Proxy Voting Updates

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ISS has announced its 2019 updates to its proxy voting policies, which are generally applicable to shareholder meetings to be held on or after February 1, 2019....more

Cooley LLP

Blog: What happened at the SEC’s proxy process roundtable?

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At last week’s proxy process roundtable, three panels, each moderated by SEC staff, addressed three topics: - proxy voting mechanics and technology—how can the accuracy, transparency and efficiency of the proxy voting and...more

Stinson Leonard Street - Dodd-Frank and the...

ISS Announces 2019 Policy Updates

ISS has released updates to its 2019 benchmark proxy voting policies.  There is no impact for the upcoming 2019 proxy season for U.S. companies. Board Gender Diversity...more

Hogan Lovells

SEC staff issues important guidance on shareholder proposals for the 2019 proxy season

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On October 23, the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance issued Staff Legal Bulletin No. 14J (CF) (SLB 14J) to provide new guidance on the application of the “ordinary business” and “economic relevance” exceptions to a public...more

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