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Disclosure Guidance: Cybersecurity Risks and Cyber Incidents

The Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Corporation Finance released informal disclosure guidance addressing the staff’s views on issuer disclosure obligations related to cybersecurity risks and cyber incidents. Read More ›

Shareholder Advisory Votes on Executive Compensation: The Preliminary Say on Pay and Say on Frequency Numbers

Any company holding a shareholder meeting on or after January 21, 2011 must include in their proxy solicitation materials separate resolutions for shareholder advisory votes on executive compensation (" Say on Pay ") and shareholder advisory votes on the frequency of future Say on Pay votes (" Say o... Read More ›

Keeping it Off the Record: An Overview of Confidential Treatment Requests

A public company, or one filing to become public, which desires to keep confidential certain information that may otherwise end up in the public arena as a result of the Securities and Exchange Commission's comment and review process can sometimes do so by filing a request for confidential treatmen... Read More ›

How will the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act Impact Non-Financial Institutions?

On July 21, 2010 President Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act into law. The Dodd-Frank Act focuses primarily on financial institutions; however, there are several provisions affecting non-financial institutions. Read More ›

The SEC's New Proxy Access Rules

The SEC's new proxy access rules, if implemented, will require the inclusion of certain shareholder director nominees in a company’s proxy materials, as well as require that a company’s proxy materials include certain shareholder proposals seeking to establish procedures for incorporating sharehold... Read More ›