SEC Extends Filing Deadlines for Victims of Hurricane Florence; Updated Fees for SEC Filers

In a September 19 press release the SEC indicated that companies hit by Hurricane Florence will receive an extension on certain filing deadlines.

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Trump Administration’s Agenda Receives Boost as SEC Returns to Full Complement of Five Commissioners; SEC Chairman Cautions Against Reliance on Staff Views

On September 11, the SEC announced that Elad Roisman had been sworn into office as an SEC Commissioner by SEC Chairman Jay Clayton.

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Notable Whistleblower Awards; Outcry Against SEC’s Proposed Cap

On September 6, the SEC announced an award of $39 million to one whistleblower and $15 million to another, stating that the whistleblowers’ “critical information and continued assistance helped the agency bring an important enforcement action.”

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ISS Releases Summary of Results of its 2018 Governance Principles Survey

On September 18, Institutional Shareholder Services released the results of its 2018 Governance Principles Survey.

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Glass Lewis to Incorporate SASB Industry-Specific ESG Guidance in Proxy Analytic Materials

On September 12, proxy advisory firm Glass Lewis issued a release indicating that it will incorporate guidance on material environmental, social and governance  matters from the Sustainability Accountability Standards Board in several of its research and advisory products.

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