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SEC finally proposes pay ratio disclosure rule

USA - October 10 2013 Section 953(b) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which was enacted on July 21, 2010, requires the Securities and…

Rachel M. Krol

Penalty for head of investor relations – $50,000, penalty for company – $0, Regulation FD compliance program – priceless

USA - October 10 2013 The latest Regulation FD enforcement case brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission demonstrates the value to a public company of maintaining…

SEC Staff issues guidance on the conflict minerals rule

USA - July 8 2013 The Staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Corporation Finance, on May 30, 2013, issued responses to several Frequently…

Peter B. Wolf

Fair disclosure and social media

USA - May 15 2013 Many public companies have found social media sites to be invaluable platforms for communication with customers and investors, but those added…

J. Joseph Connaughton

SEC adopts final conflict mineral rules

USA - September 14 2012 The Securities and Exchange Commission, on August 22, 2012, adopted a final rule implementing disclosure requirements for reporting issuers that use “conflict minerals” originating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or its adjoining countries.

Peter B. Wolf