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SEC amends proxy voting advice rules, rescinds portions of 2020 rules

USA - July 29 2022 On July 13, 2022, the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") adopted amendments to its rules governing proxy advisory firms such as Institutional…

Melinda Anderson, Colin J. Diamond, Maia Gez, Danielle Herrick, Scott Levi, Amanda Maki, Michelle B. Rutta

Reminder: Nasdaq Board Matrix Disclosure Deadline is August 8th

USA - July 28 2022 Under Nasdaq's new Rule 5606, the board diversity disclosure rule, the deadline for most Nasdaq-listed companies to publicly disclose diversity…

Melinda Anderson, Colin J. Diamond, Maia Gez, Danielle Herrick, Scott Levi, Amanda Maki, Michelle B. Rutta

SEC Proposes Amendments to Narrow Certain Substantive Bases for Exclusion of Shareholder Proposals Under Rule 14a-8

USA - July 21 2022 On July 13, 2022, the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") proposed amendments to Rule 14a-8 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the…

Melinda Anderson, Colin J. Diamond, Maia Gez, Danielle Herrick, Scott Levi, Amanda Maki, Michelle B. Rutta

ESG disclosure trends in SEC filings

USA - June 22 2022 The regulatory landscape for ESG disclosure by U.S. public companies faces potentially dramatic changes, with the Securities and Exchange Commission…

Melinda Anderson, Colin J. Diamond, Maia Gez, Danielle Herrick, Scott Levi, Amanda Maki, Taylor Pullins, Michelle B. Rutta

SEC issues sample comment letter on disclosure obligations related to Russia’s actions in Ukraine; white & case surveys S&P 500 disclosures

USA - May 10 2022 On May 3, 2022, the Division of Corporation Finance ("Corp Fin") of the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") posted a sample comment letter…

Melinda Anderson, Adam C. Berkaw, Colin J. Diamond, Maia Gez, Danielle Herrick, Scott Levi, Amanda Maki