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House passes executive compensation bill

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 31 2009

Earlier today, by a 237-185 vote, the House approved H.R. 3269, the "Corporate and Financial Institution Compensation Fairness Act of 2009."

AIG files preliminary proxy statement disclosing new director nominees and planned departure of CEO

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 22 2009

Yesterday, American International Group, Inc. (AIG) filed a preliminary proxy statement with the the SEC for its upcoming annual meeting of stockholders

Ex-CEO of Countrywide settles SEC charges

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 15 2010

Today, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced that Angelo Mozilo, the former CEO of Countrywide Financial, had agreed to pay a $22.5 million civil penalty and disgorge $45 million of "ill-gotten gains" to settle SEC disclosure and insider trading charges against him and two other former Countrywide officers

NYSE to propose amendments to Rule 452 to comply with Dodd-Frank Act

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 6 2010

Yesterday, the New York Stock Exchange announced that it "intends to file an amendment to NYSE Rule 452 to prohibit members from voting uninstructed shares if the matter to be voted on relates to executive compensation, including 'say-on-pay' proposals, at meetings occurring after July 21, 2010," but that an "exception will be made for those meetings on which the NYSE has issued a 'may vote' ruling prior to July 21

Treasury announces auto supplier support program

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 20 2009

Yesterday, the Treasury Department announced an auto supplier support program that is intended "to help stabilize the auto supply base and restore credit flows in a critical sector of the American economy" by addressing concerns that "banks are unwilling to extend credit" against auto supplier receivables due from auto manufacturers "due to the uncertainty about the ability of the auto companies to honor their obligations."

JOBS Act aims to jumpstart capital formation

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 5 2012

The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (otherwise known as the JOBS Act), which was signed into law by President Obama on April 5, 2012, contains the most sweeping set of changes to the securities laws governing public and private offerings since the Securities Offering Reform was enacted in 2005