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SEC approves final rules for pay ratio disclosure
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • August 26 2015

SEC Commissioners voted to approve the final "pay ratio" disclosure rules intended to help shareholders evaluate executive compensation practices


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


House Financial Services Subcommittee passes five bills to ease the regulatory burden on small businesses
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • November 7 2011

On October 5, 2011, the House Financial Services Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises Subcommittee passed five bills to ease the regulatory burden on small businesses and emerging growth companies


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


NYSE deems group of governance proposals to be "non-routine"
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • February 7 2012

On January 25, 2012, the NYSE released Informational Memo 12-4 which announced revisions to the applicability of Rule 452 to certain types of corporate governance proxy proposals


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


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


President signs Dodd-Frank Act
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • July 26 2010

On July 21, 2010, the President signed into law the "Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act" ("Dodd-Frank"


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


“Filing Olympics” discouraged in Delaware derivative litigation
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • July 26 2010

In two recent significant decisions, the Delaware Chancery Court has sent a clear message to would-be plaintiffs racing to be the first to file a derivative class action to do their homework first