Topic: Corporate Governance

Public Companies: Here’s Your 230-Page Field Guide to the 2014 Proxy Season

From the corporate finance team at law firm Morrison & Foerster, a long-read guide to just about everything you need to prepare your company for this year’s proxy season, covering legislative and regulatory developments, say-on-pay, key disclosure considerations, shareholder activism and corporate governance, and much more: [Link: The Proxy Season Field Guide – Fourth Edition]… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Proxy Guidance, Whistleblower Tips, Legalized Marijuana, DOL Investigations

Email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief is the new black. It’s that time of the year again. And this 230-page guide has everything you need for a successful proxy season… (Morrison & Foerster) Employers should consider specialized insurance for responding to the dramatic increase in wage and hour lawsuits… (Kami Quinn and Jason… Read more »

New SDX Protocol Provides a Framework for Investors And Public Companies To Work Together

Friends, shareholders, directors, lend me your ears … Thanks to the Shareholder-Director Exchange, “a working group of leading independent directors and representatives from some of the largest and most influential long-term institutional investors,” public company boards and corporate shareholders now have a framework for working together to achieve their common – and individual – objectives.… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Europe’s Volcker Rule, 2104 Proxy Season, Ohada Commercial Code, Shareholder-Director Communication

On this day in 1937, General Motors recognized the United Auto Workers, ending a sit-down strike that began more than a month earlier. A Volcker Rule for Europe? In the works… (White & Case) Are you ready for the 2014 proxy season? (James Barrall and Steven Stokdyk at Latham & Watkins) Seven tips for complying… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Cybersecurity Checklist, Tax Reform, Iran Sanctions, Confidential Documents

Cold, colder, coldest? Fight the Arctic chill with a hot cup of coffee, a wool sweater, and the JD Supra Corporate Brief: Here’s a Top Ten cybersecurity checklist for boards of directors… (Ed Batts at DLA Piper) Canada is about to implement the harshest anti-spam law in the G-8 – and you need to know… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Energy Regulation, FCA Enforcers, Activist Investors, Government Surveillance

Happy birthday, Department of Homeland Security! An appeals court just confirmed that Daniel Rochow is entitled to a $3.8 million payment stemming from the denial of his ERISA benefits… (Robert Shaw and Mark Thomas at Williams Mullen) EPA regulation, Tier 3 & 4 standards, carbon capture, and other top energy and environmental regulatory issues to… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: SEC Enforcement, Boardroom Confidentiality, Social Media, Patent Trolls

Email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief? Why, yes, thank you, I’ll take two! Where do I sign up? The future of SEC enforcement begins with its recent past… (Thomas Gorman at Dorsey & Whitney) The only calendar of retirement and health and welfare plan deadlines you’ll need… (King & Spalding) How can corporate… Read more »

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: Information Governance, Merger Review, Patent Law, Red Tape

Go on, treat yourself to email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief. Because you deserve it. Was 2013 the year of “Information Governance”? Looks like it… (Judy Selby and James Sherer at BakerHostetler) Turns out the past is never dead for the FTC… (Leslie John, Jason Leckerman, and Marcel Pratt at Ballard Spahr) What… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: CEO Divorces, Reverse Churning, IRS Guidance, Employee Benefits

Naughty? Nice? No matter: we won’t put coal in your stocking. Just the JD Supra Corporate Brief: Should the CEO’s divorce be reported in SEC filings? (Kerry Berchem at Akin Gump) The SEC is crunching a lot of data these days, and one of the things they’re looking for is reverse churning… (Daniel Nathan at… 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: Golden Cybersecurity Rules, California Whistleblower Protections, CyptoLocker Ransom Threats, EU Merger Review

Start your week off on the right foot: large coffee, cherry Danish, and the JD Supra Corporate Brief. Five golden rules for avoiding cybersecurity coal in your SEC comment letter stocking in 2014… (Adam Veness at Mintz Levin) Happy New Year, California whistleblowers… (Keith Goodwin and Laura Reathaford at Proskauer) How to protect your brand… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Integrity Act, Irreparable Harm, Horton Ruling, Money Laundering

“I’m not a saint unless you think a saint is a sinner who keeps on trying.” — Nelson Mandela Ignoring the new requirements of the Integrity Act will come back to bite you… (Noa Baddish, Susan Friedfel, and Fredric Leffler at Proskauer Rose) No (irreparable) harm, no (trademark) foul… (Eric Ball, Sebastian Kaplan, and Jedediah… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Stopping 23andMe Sales, Buying Privacy Liabilities, Changing Proxy Policies, Approving REIT Conversions

On November 27, 1924, the very first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade was held. As it should be… Happy Holidays! The FDA is routinely criticized in cases where regulation is perceived to stymy innovation. Shutting down 23andMe isn’t one of them… (Andrew Ittleman and Kelly Lightfoot, JD Supra Perspectives) Every mobile app that glitters is not… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Do Not Track, TCPA Class Action, Slack Fill Law, Comprehensive Tax Reform

Forty years ago today, US President Richard Nixon agrees to turn over the Watergate tapes. As far as we know, he didn’t tell anyone he was going to erase more than 18 minutes of conversations before doing so… Hamlet as a 21st century CEO: “To track … or not to track. That is the question…”… Read more »