Topic: Say on pay

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: Shareholder Activism, Google Filters, Disappearing Goodwill, Fair Lending

Slow morning? Let the JD Supra Corporate Brief jumpstart your day: Public corporations aren’t the only ones who have to worry about shareholder activism – so do the country’s banks… (Skadden Arps) The law may be on his side, but erasing compromising photos of Max Mosley on the Internet will take more than a filter… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: FTC Approval, Gray Market, Personal Email, Say-on-Pay Lawsuits

Haven’t signed up yet for email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief? What on earth are you waiting for? Why would a buyer want FTC blessing of an acquisition that falls below the HSR reporting threshold? (Perkins Coie) It’s not smoke and mirrors: gray market goods have indeed gotten a little less gray… (Quinn… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Proxy Litigation, Data Collection, Confidentiality Clause, Mobile Payments

On this day in 1701, the trading post at Fort Pontchartrain du Détroit was founded. Nearly 312 years later to the day, the city it became – Detroit, Michigan – filed the country’s largest municipal bankruptcy… What’s new in say-on-pay trends and proxy litigation? Quite a bit, actually… (Skadden) Protect your company’s information from a… Read more »

Preparing for Shareholder Say-on-Pay Litigation in the 2013 Proxy Season

“Following the enactment of the Dodd-Frank Act, plaintiff’s firms began filing shareholder actions against executive officers, directors, and compensation consultants of companies that failed to obtain the approval of a majority of their shareholders for executive compensation proposals.” (Perkins Coie) Blame it on Dodd-Frank… One of the key provisions of the landmark financial reform legislation… 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 »

Say-on-Pay: An Effective Voice on Executive Compensation for Shareholders?

According to a recent PricewaterhouseCoopers study, 72% of US corporate boards are willing to reconsider executive compensation if shareholders vote against “say-on-pay” resolutions, advisory votes on executive pay required by provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act. Whether or not your board includes itself in that majority, it’s clear that the say-on-pay rules are shaping the way… Read more »