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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


SEC will not seek rehearing on proxy access decision
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • September 7 2011

SEC Rule 14a-11 allowed a shareholder (or group of shareholders) to include a shareholder nominee, in certain limited circumstances, in a public company’s proxy statement


XBRL compliance is upon us
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • June 27 2011

All public companies must now comply with the SEC’s mandate to use XBRL technology when filing financial statements


SEC proposes rules regarding broker-dealer reporting
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • June 16 2011

The SEC has proposed amendments to the broker-dealer financial reporting rule under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


What directors and public companies need to know about the end-user swap exception
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • December 16 2010

The Dodd-Frank Act broadly requires that most swaps be cleared through a derivative clearing organization


A comparison of the Cincinnati Bell and Beazer say-on-pay decisions
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • October 6 2011

In Cincinnati Bell, the United States District Court declined to grant a motion to dismiss a law suit resulting from a failed say-on-pay vote


Court refuses to dismiss say-on-pay lawsuit
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • September 22 2011

The United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio recently refused to grant the defendants’ motion to dismiss litigation resulting from Cincinnati Bell’s failed say-on-pay vote required by the Dodd-Frank Act


NYSE announces further limitations on broker voting
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • January 27 2012

Under New York Stock Exchange Rule 452, certain matters to be voted on at board meetings of NYSE member organizations were designated as “Broker May Vote” by the NYSE in its weekly bulletin, meaning that brokers could vote customer shares on the proposals, provided that they had not received customer instruction regarding the vote


Company seeks exclusion of shareholder proposal relating to clawbacks
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • January 16 2012

Morgan Stanley seeks to exclude the following shareholder proposal submitted on behalf of the Comptroller of the City of New York as custodian and a trustee of several pension funds from its upcoming proxy statement


ISS signals 2012 voting policies
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • October 18 2011

ISS has posted its draft 2012 policies for comments