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Public companies should immediately review their peer groups used in executive compensation decisions based on ISS's new peer group selection guidance and notify ISS of any changes by December 21

  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
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  • USA
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  • December 18 2012

Public companies should immediately review their peer group and Global Industry Classification Standard (“GICS”) codes, for purposes of executive compensation in light of the new Institutional Shareholder Services (“ISS”) guidance

Emerging growth company IPO filings initially embrace JOBS Act's reduced executive compensation disclosure requirements

  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
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  • USA
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  • July 2 2012

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

Spotlight on pay for performance intensifies as ISS releases new evaluation methodology for 2012 proxy season

  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
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  • USA
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  • January 23 2012

The arrival of a new year means that another proxy season is not that far off

SEC proposes new rules calling for greater independence standards for compensation committees and their advisors

  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • April 25 2011

In accordance with the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Reform Act”) and its own timetable for proposing regulations required by section 952 of the Reform Act, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on March 30, 2011 issued a press release and published proposed rules (Release No. 33-9199) (the “Proposed Rules”) for compensation committee and compensation advisor independence requirements

Time to get ready for say-on-pay as SEC releases proposed rules

  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
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  • USA
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  • October 21 2010

In accordance with the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the "Reform Act") and its own timetable for proposing regulations required by section 951 of the Reform Act, the Securities and Exchange Commission on October 18, 2010 issued a press release and published proposed rules (Release No. 33-9153) (the "Proposed Rules") for shareholder advisory votes on executive compensation ("Say-on-Pay") and golden parachutes

SEC provides guidance on effective dates of expanded executive compensation and corporate governance rules

  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
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  • USA
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  • December 23 2009

As we recently reported in our December 18, 2009 blog article, the SEC adopted substantial amendments on December 16, 2009 that significantly expand the executive compensation and corporate governance disclosure requirements for publicly held companies

Just in time for 2010 proxy season - SEC adopts significant expansion of executive compensation and corporate governance rules

  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
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  • USA
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  • December 18 2009

As anticipated, on December 16, 2009, the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") presented investors and corporate governance reform advocates with a holiday gift by adopting substantial amendments to the executive compensation and corporate governance disclosure requirements for publicly held companies

New draft legislation continues the assault on executive compensation

  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
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  • USA
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  • July 22 2009

As a part of the federal government's ongoing efforts to reform executive compensation practices and to rein in excessive compensation, the Treasury Department drafted and released new legislation (known as the "Investor Protection Act of 2009") on July 16, 2009 concerning shareholder Say-on-Pay and the independence of compensation committees

Changes in store for 2010 proxy season as SEC proposes significant expansion of executive compensation and corporate governance rules and Treasury releases draft new legislation

  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • July 17 2009

As anticipated and in response to the "turmoil in the markets during the past 18 months", on July 10, 2009 the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") proposed substantial amendments to the executive compensation and corporate governance disclosure requirements for publicly held companies