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SEC issues concept release on the U.S. proxy system

  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 26 2010

On July 14, 2010, the SEC issued a concept release on the U.S. proxy system which solicits comments on whether any deficiencies in the proxy system warrant rulemaking in the future

Second Circuit clarifies Section 10(b) duty to update and Rule 10b-5 pleading standard

  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 22 2010

On March 1, 2010, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed in part and vacated in part a securities class action brought against a company for failing to update investors concerning problems with an agreement with the United States Postal Service (USPS) to serve as the preferred provider of USPS's electronic postmark

SEC Commissioner Aguilar gives speech on board diversity

  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 11 2011

In his speech titled "Board Diversity: Why It Matters and How to Improve It," SEC Commissioner Luis A. Aguilar indicated there could be improvement in the disclosure provided by companies regarding board diversity, as newly required under the changes to Item 407 of Regulation S-K in late 2009

ISS releases 2012 proxy voting policies

  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 21 2011

On November 17, 2011, ISS published the 2012 updates to its proxy voting guidelines

House passes financial reform legislation

  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 12 2010

On June 30, 2010, the House of Representatives approved the "Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act" (the "Dodd-Frank Act"

PCAOB issues FAQs on audit firm annual reports and makes the reports publicly available

  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 12 2010

On June 18, 2010, the PCAOB issued Staff Questions and Answers regarding the requirements to file with the PCAOB Annual Reports on Form 2

Supreme Court rejects attempt to dismantle PCAOB

  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 12 2010

In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected an attempt to declare unconstitutional the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board a private, nonprofit organization created in the wake of Enron and WorldCom accounting scandals

FASB and IASB issue joint proposal on revenue recognition and a progress report on US GAAP and IFRS convergence

  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • -
  • Global, USA
  • -
  • July 12 2010

On June 24, 2010, the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and the U.S. Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) published for public comment a draft standard to improve and align the financial reporting of revenue from contracts with customers and related costs

President signs Dodd-Frank Act

  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 26 2010

On July 21, 2010, the President signed into law the "Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act" ("Dodd-Frank"

Division of Corporation Finance publishes revised accounting manual

  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 26 2010

On July 7, 2010, the SEC's Division of Corporation Finance published a revised Financial Reporting Manual