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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


U.S.Sentencing Commission adopts changes to sentencing guidelines
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • May 3 2010

On April 7, 2010, the U.S. Sentencing Commission approved changes to the Federal Sentencing Guidelines


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


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


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


Say on pay: companies failing to garner majority support
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • March 28 2011

According to ISS Voting Analytics data as of March 22, 2011, over 90 of companies have garnered majority support in their say on pay votes; however, four companies have failed to receive majority support in their say on pay votes during the 2011 proxy season


SEC staff issued interpretations on change of accountants
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • January 24 2011

On January 14, 2011, the Division of Corporation Finance issued new CDIs regarding change of accountants


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


Delaware court refuses to enjoin merger despite lack of typical fiduciary safeguards due to board's expertise in corporation's business
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • November 7 2011

Under Delaware law, a board of directors entering into a change of control transaction involving the sale of a company must secure the best value reasonably attainable for the company's stockholders


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