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The 2017 Proxy Season: What's Up and Coming?

USA - January 31 2017 The 2017 proxy season brings forth a number of trending topics and new considerations public companies should bear in mind. In this edition -...

The 2016 Proxy Season: What’s Ahead?

USA - January 28 2016 As reported in our 2015 proxy alert, some activist shareholders and institutional investors have been pushing companies to allow long-term...

Better never than late?

USA - May 20 2015 Five years after receiving its Congressional mandate in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank)...

Robert B. Murphy.

Shareholder proposals: what is ordinary business anyway?

USA - January 29 2015 Once upon a time, a company and its management would decide what products they wished to sell and those that they would not it’s just business. But...

Robert B. Murphy, Mark A. Metz.

Is Harvard violating the proxy rules?

USA - January 29 2015 The SEC's proxy rules allow a company to exclude any shareholder proposal from its proxy solicitation materials if that proposal or its supporting...

Robert B. Murphy, Mark A. Metz.