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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


Court rejects shareholder proposal due to insufficient proof of ownership
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • April 11 2011

Rather than attempt to exclude a shareholder proposal through the normal SEC channels, a company filed a lawsuit in the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Texas seeking a declaratory judgment that would allow the company to exclude the shareholder proposal submitted by John Chevedden due to his alleged lack of eligibility


SEC grants order staying effectiveness of proxy access rules
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • October 11 2010

On October 4, 2010, the SEC granted a stay of its proxy access rules pending resolution of the Business Roundtable and Chamber of Commerce petition for review of such rules with the DC Circuit Court of Appeals


PCAOB issues FAQs on audit firm annual reports and makes the reports publicly available
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • July 12 2010

On June 18, 2010, the PCAOB issued Staff Questions and Answers regarding the requirements to file with the PCAOB Annual Reports on Form 2


Supreme Court rejects attempt to dismantle PCAOB
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • July 12 2010

In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected an attempt to declare unconstitutional the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board a private, nonprofit organization created in the wake of Enron and WorldCom accounting scandals


FASB and IASB issue joint proposal on revenue recognition and a progress report on US GAAP and IFRS convergence
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • Global, USA
  • July 12 2010

On June 24, 2010, the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and the U.S. Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) published for public comment a draft standard to improve and align the financial reporting of revenue from contracts with customers and related costs


PCAOB proposes auditing standard on Communications with Audit Committees
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • April 5 2010

On March 29, 2010, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) proposed for comment an auditing standard on Communications with Audit Committees, and a series of related amendments to its interim standards


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


Corporate governance and executive compensation provisions in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • August 3 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