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SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance Revamps Administration of No-Action Requests Under Rule 14a-8 Regarding Shareholder Proposals

USA - September 12 2019 Changes May Create New Challenges for Public Companies, and Signal a Reduction of the SEC Staff’s Traditional Role As Arbiter Between Companies and...

Steven M Ellis, Michael J. Choate, David A. Curtiss, Julie M Allen, Lily C. Desmond.

SEC timeout on proxy access issue has wider implications

USA - February 23 2015 On January 16, 2015, the SEC withdrew its December 1, 2014 no-action letter in which it concurred with the view of Whole Foods Market, Inc. that the...

Frank Zarb.

SEC approves NYSE and NASDAQ revised Listing Rules regarding the independence of compensation committees and their advisers

USA - March 5 2013 Amendments to the stock exchange Listing Rules governing compensation committee independence were finalized recently, as the U.S. Securities and...

Andrea S Rattner, Ira G Bogner, Michael S Sirkin, Michael J Album, Frank Zarb.

ISS raises the stakes on shareholder proposal votes: will recommend against electing boards that fail to respond to majority-supported shareholder proposals in 2013

USA - November 19 2012 Institutional Shareholder Services ("ISS") has made it much more difficult for boards to disregard advisory votes on shareholder proposals....

SEC releases proposed rules on say-on-pay and say-on-parachute provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act

USA - October 27 2010 On October 18, 2010, the Securities and Exchange Commission issued two releases No. 33-9153 and No. 34-63123 setting forth its proposed rules to implement the say-on-pay and say-on-parachute provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the "Dodd-Frank Act" or the "Act") that we described in detail in our July 19, 2010 Client Alert....

Andrea S Rattner, Ira G Bogner, Julie M Allen, Michael S Sirkin, Michael J Album.