Topic: proxy season

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Activist Shareholders, Tax Reform, Ukraine Sanctions, EU Privacy

On this day in 1876, Alexander Graham Bell was granted a patent on the invention he called the “telephone.” Just in time for proxy season: three practical steps you can take to stay ahead of activist shareholders… (Steven Stokdyk and Joel Trotter at Latham & Watkins) The sweeping reforms in Representative Camp’s proposed tax reform… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Cyber Attacks, Patent Eligibility, Proxy Voting, Dodd-Frank

You’ve got mail! Or rather, you WOULD have mail if you signed up for email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief… Is your IT security keeping up with increasingly complex and sophisticated cyber attacks? (Bertrand Liard and Agathe Malphettes at White & Case) Wonder if your subject matter is patent eligible? Check the new… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Tax Reform, Proxy Season, Drug Labels, Internal Investigations

Happy birthday, AT&T! On this day in 1885, the American Telephone and Telegraph Company is incorporated in New York State. Representative Camp says his reform plan will make the tax code simpler and fairer, spur economic growth, and create jobs. What do you say? (Evan Migdail and Bruce Thompson at DLA Piper) Bundling? Unbundling? Why… Read more »

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: CFIUS Authority, SEC Enforcement, 2014 Proxies, Patent Trolls

Government shutdown or no government shutdown, there’s still a JD Supra Corporate Brief to read: The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States just ordered an Indian company to sell its stake in a US digital security business… (Goodwin Procter) “Costly and complicated” is one way to describe the SEC’s new CEO pay ratio… Read more »

Preparing your 2012 Annual Report? Read This First…

From the attorneys at Skadden Arps, a comprehensive overview of corporate governance and disclosure matters that public companies should consider as they prepare their annual and other reports for this year’s proxy season. It’s our latest corporate law need-to-know. Here’s a preview: “Based on the insights gleaned from the 2012 proxy season, we have a… Read more »

2013 Proxy Season Advisory Firm Voting Guidelines: Latest Need-to-Know from JD Supra

“Companies should analyze the reports issued by ISS, Glass Lewis and other advisory firms in 2012 with respect to the company’s 2011 executive compensation in order to better understand the concerns of those firms and to consider addressing these concerns. Companies should also consider any feedback they received from their shareholders. If a company makes… Read more »

2013 Proxy Season: You Should Know…

From attorneys at Skadden: an 18-page guide to key corporate governance and disclosure issues you should consider while preparing materials for the 2013 annual meeting and reporting season: “Some of these matters are requirements of new Dodd-Frank Act rules and others are based on lessons gleaned from the 2012 annual meeting and reporting season. The… Read more »