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Chief Accountant reminds lawyers that GAAP and not the ABA-auditor treaty governs loss contingency disclosure
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • February 28 2011

At a recent New York Bar Association conference, Wayne Carnall, Chief Accountant of the SEC's Division of Corporation Finance, warned registrants to avoid relying on the long-standing ABA-auditor "treaty" between lawyers and auditors when deciding what to report about litigation contingencies in financial statements


ISS issues two sets of FAQS: 102 FAQS on compensation policies and 77 FAQS on non-compensation-related questions
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • January 9 2013

On December 20, 2012, ISS released two lengthy sets of FAQs on 2013 compensation and non-compensation related policies. The following are issues addressed


Two say-on-pay related derivative suits recently dismissed
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • March 26 2012

Recently, two say-on-pay related derivative suits were dismissed by courts in California and Maryland


Delaware Chancery Court addresses indemnification and advancement of legal expenses
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • March 26 2012

A recent opinion from the Delaware Chancery Court addresses directors' and officers' indemnification and advancement rights


SEC adopts changes to director election process for public companies
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • September 2 2010

On August 25, 2010, the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted new rules that require all U.S. public companies (and certain non-U.S. companies that comply with the U.S. proxy rules) to include in their proxy materials shareholder director nominees and shareholder proposals that seek to regulate the nomination and election of directors


Division of Corporation Finance publishes revised accounting manual
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • July 26 2010

On July 7, 2010, the SEC's Division of Corporation Finance published a revised Financial Reporting Manual


Delaware Court of Chancery applies entire fairness standard to majority stockholder's debt conversion
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • August 9 2010

On May 28, 2010, the Delaware Court of Chancery held that the former controlling stockholder of a company had not established the entire fairness of a debt conversion transaction entered into between the company and the controlling stockholder


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