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SEC Division of Corporation Finance issues new CDIs on a variety of topics

  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 14 2011

On March 4, 2011, the SEC's Division of Corporation Finance issued new Compliance and Disclosure Interpretations (CDIs) covering a variety of matters, including one on the CD&A, two on Rule 144, two on free writing prospectuses and two on director disclosures, as well as two others

SEC Chairman Mary Schapiro discusses say-on-pay provisions and the timing for other Dodd-Frank rulemaking

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

In a speech given on November 2, 2011, SEC Chairman Mary L. Schapiro discussed the regulations put in place through Dodd-Frank, specifically the say-on-pay provisions

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

Court permits company to exclude shareholder proposal

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

Rather than go through the SEC process for excluding shareholder proposals, an issuer sought a declaratory judgment from the District Court for the Southern District of Texas that it may exclude a shareholder proposal from its proxy statement

Senator Dodd introduces new financial reform bill

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

On March 15, 2010, Senator Dodd introduced the Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010 (the "2010 Bill"

SEC grants order staying effectiveness of proxy access rules

  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 11 2010

On October 4, 2010, the SEC granted a stay of its proxy access rules pending resolution of the Business Roundtable and Chamber of Commerce petition for review of such rules with the DC Circuit Court of Appeals

SEC issues interpretive guidance on liquidity and capital resources disclosures and proposes rules addressing short-term borrowings disclosure

  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 7 2011

On September 17, 2010, the SEC issued interpretive guidance on liquidity and capital resources disclosures and proposed rules regarding short-term borrowing disclosures in Management's Discussion and Analysis (the "MD&A"

Division of Corporation Finance issues “Dear CFO” letter questioning repurchase agreements

  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 5 2010

On March 29, 2010, the Division of Corporation Finance staff posted a sample letter it provided to the chief financial officer of certain public companies requesting information about repurchase agreements, securities lending transactions, or other transactions involving the transfer of financial assets with an obligation to repurchase the transferred assets

SEC proposes listing standards for compensation committees

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

On March 30, 2011, the SEC proposed rules to implement Section 952 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act ("Dodd-Frank"

SEC adopts changes to director election process for public companies

  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 2 2010

On August 25, 2010, the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted new rules that require all U.S. public companies (and certain non-U.S. companies that comply with the U.S. proxy rules) to include in their proxy materials shareholder director nominees and shareholder proposals that seek to regulate the nomination and election of directors