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Securities and Exchange Commission proposes new rule for CEO pay ratio disclosure

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 20 2013

On September 18, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission ("Commission") held an open meeting at which it proposed a new rule on Chief Executive

SEC proposes rule amendments to lift prohibition on general solicitation and general advertising in connection with private offerings made pursuant to Regulation D

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 11 2012

On April 5, 2012, President Obama signed into law the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the “JOBS Act”), which was designed to facilitate the raising of capital by small businesses

Second Circuit clarifies that Moench presumption applies even where fiduciaries have discretion as to whether or not to offer company stock

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 18 2012

On May 8, 2012, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit summarily affirmed the granting of judgment on the pleadings by the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York in favor of JP Morgan Chase & Co. (“JP Morgan”) and various affiliated individuals and committees

JOBS Act aims to jumpstart capital formation

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 5 2012

The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (otherwise known as the JOBS Act), which was signed into law by President Obama on April 5, 2012, contains the most sweeping set of changes to the securities laws governing public and private offerings since the Securities Offering Reform was enacted in 2005

In watershed decision, federal court dismisses shareholder class action against directors and officers of failed bank

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 24 2011

The road to recovery for shareholders of failed banks and other companies that lost value in the wake of the Great Recession just got a lot tougher

2010 SEC regulatory update

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 7 2011

The first part of 2010 was already an extremely active year at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC, or the "Commission"), when, on July 21, President Obama signed into law the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act ("Dodd-Frank"

SEC proposes rule for investment manager annual reporting of proxy voting on executive compensation

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 19 2010

Yesterday, the SEC released two proposed rules pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act

Ex-CEO of Countrywide settles SEC charges

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 15 2010

Today, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced that Angelo Mozilo, the former CEO of Countrywide Financial, had agreed to pay a $22.5 million civil penalty and disgorge $45 million of "ill-gotten gains" to settle SEC disclosure and insider trading charges against him and two other former Countrywide officers

House Financial Services Committee holds hearing on executive compensation oversight in the wake of Dodd-Frank

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 26 2010

On Friday, the House Financial Services Committee held a hearing entitled "Executive Compensation Oversight after the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act"

SEC proposes new disclosure requirement for short-term borrowing and releases MD&A interpretive guidance

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 17 2010

Today, the Securities and Exchange Commission released proposed rules that would require public companies to provide greater disclosure of its short-term borrowings