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SEC guidance on using social media to disclose material non public information

USA - April 4 2013 On April 2, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission issued noteworthy guidance on the use of social media to disclose material information in...

Jeffrey R. Vetter.


Corporate and securities alert: SEC proposal to permit general solicitation and advertising in some private placements

USA - September 13 2012 A core feature of U.S. securities law has long been the distinction between public offerings and private placements....

Niki Fang.


SEC announces procedure for confidential submission of IPO registration statement

USA - April 6 2012 The recently-enacted Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012 (“JOBS Act”) provides that emerging growth companies may submit a registration statement for an initial public offering to the SEC on a confidential basis....

Jeffrey R. Vetter.


FAQs re Dodd-Frank whistleblower rules

USA - June 13 2011 The 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank”) added Section 21F to the Exchange Act, entitled “Securities Whistleblower Incentives and Protection.”...

Emily St.John Cohen, Daniel J. Winnike, Susan S. Muck.


“Say on pay” rules proposed

USA - October 28 2010 The SEC has released a rule proposal ("Proposal") designed to implement provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act relating to shareholder approval of executive compensation and golden parachute compensation arrangements....

Elizabeth A.Gartland, Scott P. Spector, John E. Ludlum, Nicholas F. Frey, Blake W. Martell.