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SEC requires additional corporate governance and compensation disclosure for 2010 annual meetings

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 22 2009

Most public companies will need to provide new disclosures about corporate governance, director qualifications and compensation matters in proxy statements for their 2010 annual meetings

SEC launches options backdating suit against Broadcom executives

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 5 2008

The SEC has filed a civil action against four Broadcom executives and its General Counsel in connection with alleged options backdating activity at the company between 1998 and 2003

SEC permits (and may require) proxy solicitations on the internet

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 5 2007

Issuers and third parties will soon be able to solicit proxies for annual meetings by posting proxy materials on an Internet website

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission brings civil action against former New Century executives

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 6 2010

On December 7, 2009, the SEC charged three former executives of New Century Financial Corporation with securities fraud

SEC and NAIC take affirmative steps to address corporate disclosures regarding climate change

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 27 2009

On October 2, 2009, as part of the 48th Annual Corporate Counsel Institute held at Northwestern University School of Law, SEC Commissioner Elisse B. Walter gave a speech entitled “SEC Rulemaking ‘Advancing The Law’ To Protect Investors.”

Massachusetts federal court: subsequent demand moots demand-excused derivative suit

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 25 2008

The United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts recently granted a motion to dismiss a “demand excused” shareholder derivative suit on the basis that the suit was mooted by the plaintiffs’ subsequent demand letter

Second Brocade executive convicted in backdating prosecution

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 7 2007

On December 5, 2007, following a 5 12 day trial in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, a jury convicted Brocade's former head of human resources, Stephanie Jensen, of falsifying corporate records and conspiracy

SEC proposes rules on required say-on-pay and golden parachute votes

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 1 2010

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, signed into law in July 2010, will require public companies to put specific matters to their stockholders for non-binding, advisory votes as early as January 2011

The Brocade trial: Judge Breyer may take case away from jury

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 9 2007

The first criminal trial of stock options backdating conduct may end with the court finding that government prosecutors failed to present sufficient evidence of intent to support a conviction

Potential insurance implications of the JOBS Act

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 2 2012

On April 5, 2012, President Obama signed the JOBS (Jumpstart Our Business Startups) Act into law