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SEC proposes rules on CEO pay ratio disclosure

USA - September 20 2013 On September 18, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed rules requiring publicly-traded companies to disclose the ratio of…

Joshua A. Agen

SEC wins victory in conflict minerals rules litigation

USA - July 25 2013 The SEC's conflict minerals rules have withstood judicial challenge — so far. On July 23, 2013, the U.S. District Court for the District of…

Jessica S. Lochmann Allen, Mark T. Plichta, James M. Reeves

SEC’s Netflix report confirms ability to use social media for Reg. FD disclosures but cites risks

USA - April 5 2013 In connection with a Facebook post by Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, the SEC issued a report of investigation on April 2, 2013 (Netflix Report)…

Mark T. Plichta, Kenneth Winer

New NYSE listing standards applicable to compensation committees and advisers now final

USA - February 18 2013 On January 11, 2013, the SEC approved new listing standards regarding independence requirements for compensation committees and compensation advisers…

Todd B. Pfister, Mark T. Plichta, Aubrey V. Refuerzo

New NASDAQ Listing Rules applicable to compensation committees now final

USA - February 18 2013 On January 11, 2013, the SEC approved new rules for inclusion in NASDAQ Listing Rules (NASDAQ Rules) regarding independence requirements for…

Todd B. Pfister, Mark T. Plichta, Aubrey V. Refuerzo