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SEC Commissioner says JOBS Act merits increased scrutiny of transfer agents
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • February 21 2014

Commissioner Luis A. Aguilar recently gave a speech in which he stated the JOBS Act will require increased scrutiny of transfer agents because of the


SEC Chair White warns on fee shifting bylaws
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • March 19 2015

In remarks at a conference attended by M&A professionals, SEC Chair White gave her views on fee shifting bylaws. Currently the SEC staff is focused


Whole Foods can exclude proxy access proposal
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • December 3 2014

The SEC has granted Whole Foods no action relief to exclude a proxy access proposal submitted under Rule 14a-8. The proponent's proposal sought a


ISS 2015 Proxy Voting Guidelines include new "scorecard" evaluation policy for equity plan proposals
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • November 21 2014

This month, Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) issued its 2015 Proxy Voting Guidelines for the upcoming proxy season, which include the


Observations on the SEC’s proposed pay versus performance rule
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • May 7 2015

The SEC has issued a proposed rule to require companies to disclose the relationship between executive compensation and the financial performance of


A checklist to comply with the new NYSE compensation committee independence rules
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • January 16 2013

The SEC has approved the NYSE's compensation committee independence rules. By July 1, 2013, most listed issuers must comply with the following:


A checklist to comply with the new NASDAQ compensation committee independence rules
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • January 16 2013

The SEC has approved Nasdaq's compensation committee independence rules. By July 1, 2013, most listed issuers must comply with the following: Have


ISS proposes new methodology for evaluating equity plan proposals
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • October 20 2014

A key component to evaluating whether to place an equity plan proposal in a proxy is whether or not ISS will support the plan. Accoding to ISS, while


PCAOB, auditors and executive compensation
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • May 8 2013

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, or PCAOB, has reproposed a new auditing standard, Related Parties, and certain other amendments to its


Public companies - planning for 2009
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • January 6 2009

We suggest that public companies consider the following when planning for 2009