Topic: Compensation Committee

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Compensation Committees & Fees, Volcker Rule & Godzilla, Tax Havens & France, Board Chairman & CEO

A different way to “ring” in the new year: 30 years ago today, the AT&T Bell System was broken up by the US government. Should you separate the CEO and Chairman of the Board roles at your company? (Akin Gump) Good news for compensation committee members of NASDAQ companies… (Goodwin Procter) If the Volcker Rule… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Hacking Responses, California Laws, Delaware Corporations, Greenmail Threats

On this day in 1947, the transistor was first demonstrated at Bell Laboratories. We’ve come a long way… Most of the time, “hacking back” is only going to create more troubles… (Trevor Nagel and Joseph Schenck at White & Case) Ringing in the New Year in the Golden State? You’ll need to know about these… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Compensation Committees, Volcker Rule, OSHA Whistleblowers, Ambush Elections

Five years ago today, Bernie Madoff was arrested and charged with securities fraud in a $50 billion Ponzi scheme. NASDAQ wants to change its listing standards for compensation committee independence… (Shearman & Sterling) The feds approved the Volcker Rule yesterday, bringing in new era of financial regulation… (Corporate Law Report) Considering an “acqui-hire”? Consider your… Read more »

SEC Approves Revisions to NASDAQ and NYSE Compensation Committee Rules

“The … requirements were added pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Act and: enhance the independence requirements for compensation committee members; specify compensation committee authority relating to compensation consultants, counsel and other advisers; and specify compensation committee responsibility to consider potential conflicts of interests when selecting compensation consultants, counsel and other advisers.” (Skadden Arps) The Securities and… Read more »

Dodd-Frank Update: SEC Adopts Final Compensation Committee Rules

On June 20, 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted final rules “that affect the composition of compensation committees, the use of compensation advisers by companies listed on national securities exchanges, and disclosure provided by companies regarding their use of compensation consultants.” For your reference, here’s what leading law firms are writing on the matter:… Read more »