Topic: proxy voting

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Financial Reform, Patent Infringement, CFPB Compliance, ERISA Lawsuits

It’s Friday, you’re drinking coffee, and the JD Supra Corporate Brief is here. Does it get any better? C’mon kids: grab some cocoa and sit by the fire for the traditional holiday non-compete tale… (Michael Greco at Fisher & Phillips) 50-page glossary of financial reform terms? Check… (Morrison & Foerster) Native American tribes may be… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: International Class Actions, 2014 Proxy Season, Fraud-on-the-Market, Student Loan Servicers

On this day in 1955, the American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations merged to form the labor union that once represented nearly all unionized workers in the United States. Class actions are riding the globalization wave… (Quinn Emanuel) What’s ISS thinking about for next year’s proxy season? (Kenneth Alberstadt at Akerman)… 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: Accounting Fraud, Stolen Secrets, Activist Investors, EPA Limits

Why did the chicken cross the road? To read the JD Supra Corporate Brief, of course. And to get one of those cronuts everyone keeps talking about around the coop… How companies can prepare for the SEC’s renewed focus on accounting fraud… (Skadden Arps) A cautionary tale for every employer that lets workers access both… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Proxy Voting, Intern Lawsuits, 401(k) Audits, Internal Investigations

Memorial Day: the unofficial start of summer, backyard grilling, lounging at the beach, and more. We hope you had a good holiday. Now get back to work… What’s the going rate for an early look at proxy voting results? (Leonard, Street and Deinard) Former Hearst interns cannot be certified into a class action, but don’t… 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 »

Doc of the Day: ISS Outlines New Pay-For-Performance Evaluation Methodology

Just in time for the 2012 proxy season, Institutional Shareholders Services has issued a white paper outlining its new approach to evaluating pay-for-performance in 2012. Ropes & Gray provides an in-depth look at the new methodology, and why public companies should follow it as they design their compensation programs and prepare their proxy disclosures: “A… Read more »

Proxy Voting: Institutional Shareholder Services 2012 Guidelines Released

“On November 17, Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS), a leading provider of corporate governance solutions to the global financial community, released its final 2012 updates to its proxy voting guidelines, which will be used by ISS in formulating its 2012 voting recommendations for publicly held companies with shareholder meetings on or after February 1, 2012.”… Read more »