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Ninth Circuit Clarifies Whose “Misconduct” Triggers SOX 304 Disgorgement But Not What Constitutes “Misconduct” Author: Bruce A. Ericson
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • USA
  • September 8 2016

Section 304 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (15 U.S.C. 7243) requires CEOs and CFOs to repay bonuses, incentive- and equity-based compensation


Business Law for Startups: Important considerations for startup businesses
  • Pitblado LLP
  • USA
  • August 22 2016

Decided to take the plunge on a new business idea? Or maybe you’ve already got your toes in the water, and you’re thinking about diving off the board


The SEC’s New “Pay Ratio Disclosure” Rule and What It Means for Your Company
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • February 24 2016

In August of 2015, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued the Pay Ratio Disclosure Final Ruleunder the Dodd-Frank Wall Street


Get Ready to Be Clawed, With the SEC's Blessing, and It May Cost You Dearly
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • December 16 2015

Imagine you are a former executive of a public company, where your role was unrelated to the preparation of its financial statements, and you are


How to lose $4 million when firing an executive what happens when it all goes wrong?
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • October 11 2011

I usually work as a defense attorney


New study shows inverse correlation between CEO pay and performance over the long term
  • Cooley LLP
  • USA
  • July 25 2016

As reported in the WSJ, a new study from corporate-governance research firm MSCI showed that, over the long term, there was a signficant misalignment


Pay Ratio Disclosures Begin to Appear in Proxy Statements
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • April 10 2016

Some companies have begun to disclose pay ratios in their proxy statements in advance of the SEC requirement. We have included a sample below. Of


Governance & securities law focus: Asia edition- July 2015
  • Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • European Union, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, USA
  • July 17 2015

On 19 June 2015, The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the “Stock Exchange”) published its Consultation Conclusions to its Concept Paper on


SEC veröffentlicht Whistleblower Report 2015
  • Taylor Wessing
  • USA
  • November 18 2015

Am Montag hat die SEC ihren jährlichen sog. Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program“ Report für den US Kongreß vorgestellt. Das Office of the


Could disclosure avert a decline in investment in human capital?
  • Cooley LLP
  • USA
  • June 13 2016

Much attention has been paid to the decline in spending on R&D and capital investments attributed to short-termist myopia. Hedge fund activists have