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ISS publishes draft proxy voting guidelines

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

On October 18, 2011, Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc. (ISS) published for comment its proposed 2012 updates to its proxy voting guidelines

Division of Corporation Finance updates Financial Reporting Manual

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

On July 1, 2011, the Division of Corporation Finance updated the Division of Corporation Finance Financial Reporting Manual

Public Company Accounting Oversight Board issues concept release regarding audited financial statements

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

On June 21, 2011, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) issued a concept release relating to possible revisions to the PCAOB’s standards relating to reports on audited financial statements

PCAOB Chairman raises possibility of mandatory audit firm rotation in recent speech

  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 20 2011

On June 2, 2011, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) Chairman, James Doty, spoke before the 30th Annual SEC and Financial Reporting Institute Conference about challenges in improving audit quality and confidence

Delaware Chancery Court decides case on timing of annual stockholders meetings and advance notice requirements for stockholder proposals

  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 20 2011

On June 3, 2011, the Delaware Court of Chancery refused to enjoin a stockholders meeting and enforced an advance notice requirement regarding stockholder proposals imposed by the company's proxy statement rather than its bylaws

Negative "say-on-pay" advisory votes continue; derivative suits filed for other companies that received "negative" votes

  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 2 2011

Three additional companies have failed to obtain majority support in their say-on-pay votes: Umpqua Holdings Corporation, Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. and Navigant Consulting

SEC releases study on Section 404(b) as required by Dodd-Frank

  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 2 2011

The SEC released a study regarding compliance with Section 404(b) of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, as required by Dodd-Frank

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"

Court rejects shareholder proposal due to insufficient proof of ownership

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

Rather than attempt to exclude a shareholder proposal through the normal SEC channels, a company filed a lawsuit in the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Texas seeking a declaratory judgment that would allow the company to exclude the shareholder proposal submitted by John Chevedden due to his alleged lack of eligibility

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