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FTC speaks to timing of consent orders
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • September 16 2018

The FTC recently spoke about the time it takes review a consent package after FTC staff and the parties formally submit a settlement package to the


IRS Issues Guidance on Section 162(m)
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • August 22 2018

As noted on our Benefits Notes blog, on August 21, 2018, the IRS issued its initial guidance on the amendments to Section 162(m) made by the Tax Cuts


Preliminary Planning for the 2019 Proxy Season
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • August 21 2018

For those who want to start preparing for the 2019 proxy season, our preliminary list of important considerations is set forth below: Directors’ and


Guide to the Effect of the SEC’s Disclosure Simplifications on SEC Filings
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • August 18 2018

The SEC has adopted amendments to its rules simplify disclosures in filings with the SEC. The amendments eliminate certain: Redundant and duplicative


MeToo Clauses Being Added to Merger Agreements
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • August 1 2018

Some merger agreements are starting to include representations and warranties regarding the absence of allegations of sexual harassment against senior


SEC Issues C&DIs on Exempt Solicitations
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • August 1 2018

We recently noted a shareholder proponent had been making aggressive use of Notices of Exempt Solicitation on EDGAR. Exchange Act Rule 14a-6(g)(1)


ISS Launches Annual Global Policy Survey
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • July 30 2018

ISS has launched its annual global policy survey which often foreshadows changes to its voting guidelines. As in 2017, this year’s survey is being


SEC Staff to Hold Roundtable on the Proxy Process
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • July 30 2018

In 2010, the SEC issued a concept release seeking public comment on whether the U.S. proxy system as a whole operates with the accuracy, reliability


Commission Disapproves BZX Rule Change to List Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • July 26 2018

Previously, the Bats BZX Exchange, Inc. filed a proposed rule change with the Commission, seeking to list and trade shares of the Winklevoss Bitcoin


Shareholder Proponent Gets Aggressive with Exempt Solicitations
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • July 25 2018

We have noted an aggressive use of exempt solicitations by a shareholder proponent following the annual meeting when the solicitation is complete or