Dodd Frank Act: Executive Compensation, Corporate Governance, Enforcement, and More…

For your reference, a roundup of recent Dodd-Frank Act-related updates from lawyers and firms on JD Supra:

The Dodd Frank Act: A Guide to the Corporate Governance, Executive Compensation, and Disclosure Provisions (Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP):

“The primary purpose of the [Dodd-Frank] Act is to identify and manage threats to the stability of the nation’s financial system, such as those that contributed to the economic downturn commencing in 2008. This article summarizes the principal provisions of the Act that apply to U.S. public companies generally…” Read more»

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act: A Review of the 2011 Proxy Season and a Look Forward to 2012 (Venable LLP):

“As the 2011 proxy season draws to a close, it is time to reflect on the lessons learned from this past year– the first year in which the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act affected the proxy season.” Read more»

SEC Further Delays Planned Rulemaking Schedule to Implement Certain Provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act (Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP):

“… the Securities and Exchange Commission once again updated its planned schedule for adopting rules and taking other actions to implement the corporate governance and disclosure provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act… Below are updated time periods set forth in the SEC’s further revised rule making schedule for governance and disclosure rules.” Read more»

The SEC’s Expanded Powers and Remedies in the SEC-Friendly Forum of Administrative Proceedings (Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP):

“The SEC’s newly expanded enforcement authority creates a strong incentive for the SEC to bring a greater number of cases against public companies, their directors and officers… How these powers will be exercised by the SEC in the future remains uncertain at this time, but it is clear that … public companies and their officers and directors … have the additional risk of facing a full range of potential remedies for alleged securities law violations.” Read more»

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