Topic: NASDAQ

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: 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 »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Deceptive Acts, Listing Standards, Safe Harbor, Open Enrollment

L’Shana Tova! Seems like every regulatory agency wants to monitor unfair or deceptive acts or practices at large banks these days… (Morrison & Foerster) These six factors will help you determine if your company is complying with the NYSE and Nasdaq listing standards… (Manatt, Phelps & Phillips) The Richmond, CA, eminent domain seizure program violates… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Abusive Practices, Illegal Subsidies, Credit Ratings, Patent Trolls, I-9 Data

Long week? Kick back with the JD Supra Corporate Brief. You’ll feel better… The CFPB just took action against a debt collector for “abusive practices.” And the entire debt-collection industry should sit up and take notice (Foley & Lardner) You can relax now: NASDAQ is withdrawing its proposal to require listed companies maintain an internal… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Apple Taxes, Trademark Scams, Email Systems, Renewable Fuels

Of course we think you should still subscribe to a hard copy of the newspaper. How else are you going to protect your tablet if it rains? Want to be like Apple and save big money on taxes? Hire a tax attorney! (Moskowitz) This is a trademark renewal scam. Don’t fall for it (Burns &… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Global Real Estate, Compensation Committee Rules, Skilling’s Shorter Stay, Trade Secret Theft

It’s true: the JD Supra Corporate Brief goes equally well with coffee, tea, and that delicious strawberry-banana smoothie you had last Thursday. What does the head of one of the world’s largest real estate companies have to say about uncertainly in the commercial RE industry? (Greentarget) The clock is ticking on new NYSE and Nasdaq… 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 Q&A: Proposed New NYSE and NASDAQ Compensation Committee Rules

Financial reform is a hot issue in this year’s presidential race (no surprise, of course) – but while the candidates duke it out on the finer points of how they would handle matters, Dodd-Frank marches on. The latest? Regulations on the independence of compensation committees at companies listed on the nation’s two largest stock exchanges.… Read more »