News & Analysis as of

Publicly-Traded Companies

ISS Launches New Online Communications Portal, Updates U.S. Voting Policy FAQs

New ISS Help Center - On April 9, 2018, Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) launched a new online communications portal, the ISS Help Center, to provide a simplified interface for submitting questions to ISS...more

Supreme Court’s Merit Management Ruling Highlights Potential Alternative Path to Safe Harbor

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Possible application of Section 101(22)(A) to safe harbor’s covered entity requirement raises important questions for future transferee defendants. Key Points: ..Merit Management raises the possibility that customers of...more

Recent Developments in Activist Investing in Japan

by White & Case LLP on

Activist investor Oasis Management receives 90% approval for its proposals from minority shareholders at Tokyo Stock Exchange (ticker: 9449) listed GMO Internet Global activist investor trends in recent years...more

SEC Releases Interpretive Guidance on Cybersecurity Risk and Incident Disclosures

by Moore & Van Allen PLLC on

On Feb. 22, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued its first interpretive guidance since October 2011 on public companies’ cybersecurity risk and incident disclosure obligations. ...more

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and Impact Enter the Board Room

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

[co-author: Mark Newberg, Director of Impact Strategies] Recently, Larry Fink, the CEO of BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, took a noteworthy step in an open letter he wrote to the CEO’s of all publicly traded...more

Blockchain Technology Developments in Delaware

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

While cryptocurrencies have captured the attention of many, the blockchain technology underlying these instruments has potentially far-reaching implications in many other fields. Consistent with its reputation as a...more

California Gender Equity Quota Bill Advances

by Allen Matkins on

An effort by several California legislators to impose gender quotas on publicly held corporations will be heard next week by the Banking and Financial Institutions Committee. SB 826, as amended on April 3, will apply to both...more

Upcoming Policy Projects Aimed at Reducing Regulatory Burden on Canadian Public Companies

by Bennett Jones LLP on

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) announced on March 27, 2018, the initiation of six policy projects aimed at reducing regulatory burdens for non-investment fund reporting issuers. The announcement comes after...more

ISS Updates Its US Proxy Voting Research Procedures & Policies FAQs

by White & Case LLP on

On March 29, 2018, Institutional Investor Services ("ISS") updated its US Proxy Voting Research Procedures & Policies frequently asked questions ("FAQs")1 . While the 2018 US proxy season is well underway, these updated FAQs...more

SEC Clarifies Need for GAAP Reconciliations for Forecasts Used in Business Combinations

The SEC previously noted in a Compliance and Disclosure Interpretation that financial measures included in forecasts provided to a financial advisor and used in connection with a business combination transaction are not...more

Spending Legislation Contains Long-Awaited Reforms for BDCs

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

On March 23, 2018, Congress passed and President Trump signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, the omnibus spending bill to fund the federal government through September. The spending bill included the Small...more

Even as Data Breaches Continue to Increase, Obstacles Remain for Litigants Seeking to Pursue Securities Fraud and Derivative Suits

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

Despite focused media coverage and a steady increase in the number of data breaches involving public companies, there has not been a corresponding increase in shareholder securities fraud and shareholder derivative claims...more

Investment Funds Update Europe - Legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the key asset management centres and...

by Dechert LLP on

AMF Public Consultation on ICOs - The AMF launched a public consultation on Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) on 26 October 2017 in order to assess how these fundraisings could be regulated. Out of the three regulatory options...more

Advocacy Group Requests SEC to Investigate Irregularities in Pay Ratios

An advocacy group, Public Citizen, has requested the SEC to investigate irregularities and inconsistencies in pay ratios reported by public companies. According to the group’s press release...more

DC Circuit Holds PCAOB Improperly Denied Target of Investigation Access to Expert Assistance

A D.C. Circuit panel unanimously ruled that the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board ("PCAOB") acted unlawfully by denying former Ernst & Young partner Marc Laccetti his right to bring an accounting expert to an...more

Blog: Public Companies Expected To Be Required To Disclose Government Subsidies

by Cooley LLP on

This article in Bloomberg BNA reports that FASB is expected to issue new rules this year that will require public companies to disclose the amount of their government subsidies. Government support would include, for example,...more

Cyber Breach-Related Shareholder Suit Against Yahoo Settles for $80 Million. Is this the Start of a Trend?

It was inevitable. Heretofore, a majority of public companies that experienced a cyber breach, followed by a shareholder suit alleging either a violation of Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or a breach of...more

M&A Update: A Trio of Recent Delaware Decisions Discount Deal Price In Appraisal Litigation

In a trio of recent appraisal decisions, Delaware courts declined to use the deal price as the best evidence of fair value, instead using discounted cash flow analyses (“DCF”) and the unaffected market price to determine fair...more

Board Oversight of Cybersecurity

by WilmerHale on

Cybersecurity is one of the highest priority issues for public company executives and directors. This note shares our views—developed over our involvement in the aftermath of many cybersecurity events as well as counseling on...more

California Proposes To Base Tax Rate On Compensation Ratio

by Allen Matkins on

The California legislature may soon be considering a bill that would revise the tax rates for publicly held corporations based on their compensation ratios. As introduced by Senator Nancy Skinner, SB 1398 would establish the...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

SEC Issues New Interpretive Guidance on Cybersecurity Disclosures

by Hogan Lovells on

On February 21, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published interpretive guidance to assist public companies in preparing disclosures about cybersecurity risks and incidents....more

Delaware Supreme Court Elaborates Upon When A Shareholder Vote Is Fully Informed

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: The Delaware Supreme Court recently held that a shareholder vote on a tender offer was not fully informed where the company did not disclose why its founder, chairman and largest stockholder abstained from...more

Former Equifax Exec Charged with Insider Trading: Underscores Need for Trading Halt Plans

The Equifax hack has taken another twist – one that raises questions that every public company should consider....more

Financial Reporting for Foreign Private Issuers Before the SEC

by White and Williams LLP on

Under the current rules of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), foreign issuers are allowed to use International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) financial statements in their registration statements and...more

983 Results
|
View per page
Page: of 40
Cybersecurity

"My best business intelligence,
in one easy email…"

Your first step to building a free, personalized, morning email brief covering pertinent authors and topics on JD Supra:
Sign up using*

Already signed up? Log in here

*By using the service, you signify your acceptance of JD Supra's Privacy Policy.
*With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name. Or, sign up using your email address.