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United States Court of Appeals holds SEC's rules regarding conflict minerals violate First Amendment

  • Jones Day
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 16 2014

On April 14, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit held that a portion of the conflict minerals rules adopted

SEC Division of Corporation Finance begins comprehensive disclosure focusing review on forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K

  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 16 2014

On April 11, 2014, the SEC set up a spotlight page on its website relating to disclosure effectiveness. The SEC indicates that its Division of

SEC brings enforcement actions against two audit committee chairs

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 15 2014

During March, the SEC brought enforcement actions against the audit committee chairs of two public companies -- AgFeed Industries and L&L Energy. Both

Board classification in Maryland: evaluating Section 3-803 of the MGCL

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 9 2014

Since 1999, Section 3-803 of the Maryland General Corporation Law (the "MGCL") has permitted the Board of Directors of a Maryland corporation or the

Financial services update April 8 2014 insights

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 8 2014

On March 31st, CNBC reported on Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara's assertion that the government has gone too easy on corporations in recent

The PCAOB’s 2013 enforcement program a 2014 update

  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 7 2014

In January 2012, as the ten-year anniversary of the creation of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (the PCAOB or Board) under the

Corporate governance update March 2014

  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 3 2014

The Uniform Unclaimed Property Act (UUPA) was promulgated with the intention of abolishing the common law on abandoned property. The UUPA provides a

Ineffective motions to dismiss erode the power of the Reform Act

  • Lane Powell PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 31 2014

In 1995, public companies and their directors and officers received one of the greatest statutory gifts in the history of American corporate law: the

ISS releases Quickscore 2.0 ratings

  • Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 28 2014

ISS has released a modified governance ratings methodology called QuickScore 2.0. QuickScore analyzes and quantifies corporate governance under four

Say on Pay: is the Canadian future voluntary?

  • Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • -
  • Canada, USA
  • -
  • March 27 2014

With the annual meeting season now underway, Canadian public companies that have not done so may be considering whether they will voluntarily adopt a