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

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

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

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

  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • -
  • 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

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

  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • 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
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • 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