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The SEC’s Universal Proxy Rulemaking: History & What to Expect
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • October 23 2016

The SEC has announced it will consider proposed rules that permit the use of universal proxy cards in contested elections on October 26, 2016. The


Issues Relating to Equity Plan Amendments to Increase Tax Withholding Under New FASB Rules
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • October 27 2016

Financial Accounting Standards Board's (FASB) new standards, which go into effect for reporting periods after December 15, 2016, allow companies to


SEC Grants Broker-Dealers Relief under New Lease Accounting Standard
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • November 11 2016

To perhaps oversimplify things greatly, the new GAAP for lease accounting will require operating leases to be recorded on the balance sheet much like


First Proxy Access Nominee Rejected
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • November 25 2016

GAMCO Asset Management Inc. made the news when it became the first to submit a nominee for National Fuel Gas’ board of directors using a proxy access


SEC proposes hedging disclosures regarding directors, officers and employees
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • February 9 2015

The SEC has proposed rules to implement Section 955 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, as codified in Section 14(j) of


Business roundtable gives ISS its views on proxy access
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • January 23 2015

The SEC Division of Corporation Finance recently informed public companies that it will express no views on the application of Rule 14a-8(i)(9


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


House Committee on Financial Services Reports Favorably on the HALOS Act
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • March 5 2016

United States Representative Steve Chabot of Ohio first introduced the Helping Angels Lead Our Startups Act (the “HALOS Act”) on February 9, 2016


ISS publishes industry group US TSR medians
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • February 12 2015

ISS has published Industry Group US TSR Medians for Performance-Related Policies. The publication was solely for informational purposes. Company


ISS speaks: proxy access, fee shifting by-laws and more
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • February 19 2015

ISS has published its policy on proxy access matters. ISS will generally recommend in favor of management and shareholder proposals for proxy access