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Capital Markets & Public Companies Quarterly: Expanding Relief Under Smaller Reporting Company, Reg A+ And Rule 701, SEC Enforcement Of Cybersecurity Disclosures And Other News
At its open meeting held on June 28, 2018, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted amendments to raise the public float and revenue thresholds in the definition...
United States
8 Aug 2018
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Capital Markets & Public Companies Quarterly: 2018 Proxy Season Pointers, Disclosing The "Tax Cuts And Jobs Act," Shareholder Proposals And ICOs
The end of a year and beginning of the next generally starts the countdown to the public company proxy season.
United States
26 Jan 2018
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SEC Publishes Helpful Guidance On Pay Ratio Disclosure
The SEC recently confirmed that the new CEO pay ratio disclosure rules mandated in the Dodd-Frank Act will go into effect in the 2018 proxy season.
United States
26 Oct 2017
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SEC Publishes New C&DI Clarifying Filing Requirements in Connection with Employee Purchases of Issuer Securities Through 401(k) Plan
The third quarter of 2016 saw the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) carry forward its momentum from an active second quarter.
United States
19 Oct 2016
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Capital Markets & Public Companies Quarterly: Catching Up On The SEC's Active Second Quarter
In the second quarter of 2016, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has been very active, adopting new rules and interpretations, issuing proposed rules...
United States
18 Jul 2016
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SEC Proposes New Rules That Would Make Available Scaled Disclosure To More Companies
On June 27, 2016, the SEC proposed amendments to its rules and regulations that would expand the number of companies that qualify as "smaller reporting companies" by revising the thresholds for qualification that would largely impact companies with a public float of between $75 million and $250 million.
United States
8 Jul 2016
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SEC Reins in Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures with New Guidance
On May 17, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission issued six new Compliance & Disclosure Interpretations (C&DIs) and modified other existing C&DIs to provide additional guidance on the use of non-GAAP financial measures under Regulation G.
United States
24 May 2016
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Regulation Crowdfunding Takes Effect
On May 16, 2016, the final rules adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) with respect to Title III of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act) took effect (except for certain forms allowing funding portals to register with the SEC, which became effective on January 29, 2016).
United States
24 May 2016
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McDermott's Public Company & Capital Markets Quarterly: New Rules Impacting Disclosure, Governance And Capital Raising Efforts
During the first quarter of 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and U.S. stock exchanges issued proposed and final rules that will likely impact disclosure and capital raising efforts.
United States
20 Apr 2016
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2016 Proxy Season Checklist – What You Need To Know
As we roll into a new year and a new public company reporting season, public companies should be aware of a number of rule changes and rulemakings, SEC staff guidance, disclosure trends and emerging best practices relating to corporate governance, executive compensation, proxy access, shareholder engagement and other topics.
United States
1 Feb 2016
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ISS Defines Acceptable Parameters For Proxy Access Provisions
Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) recently issued, in the form of Frequently Asked Questions, a further update to its 2016 proxy voting guidelines...
United States
6 Jan 2016
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SEC Approves Changes To Private Offering Rules And Adopts New "Bad Actor" Prohibitions; Proposes Additional Changes To Better Monitor Private Offering Market
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission recently approved changes to Rule 506 of Regulation D under the Securities Act of 1933 to implement the elimination, mandated by the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act.
United States
25 Jul 2013
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Public Company Priorities For The New Year
Looking ahead to 2013, directors, executives and general counsel of public companies can take some solace from the fact that 2012 was not a year in which a large number of significant new disclosure rules or governance requirements were adopted by the SEC or the stock exchanges as had regularly been the case in the prior 10 years.
United States
31 Dec 2012
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Newly Enacted Jobs Legislation Should Encourage Initial Public Offerings
On April 5, 2012, President Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act (the Act).
United States
13 Apr 2012
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The Effects of the Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Law on Executive Compensation: What You Need to Know
Early planning for the 2011 proxy season will be needed to address the increased scrutiny of executive compensation that will result under the Dodd-Frank financial reform law.
United States
22 Jul 2010
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Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act: Immediate Impact on Regulation D Offerings to Individual Accredited Investors
On July 15, 2010, the U.S. Senate passed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Act). President Obama is expected to sign the Act into law during the week of July 19, 2010.
United States
20 Jul 2010
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Effects Of The New Compensation And Corporate Governance Rules On The 2010 Proxy Season
On December 16, 2009, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted final rules that augment and revise the compensation and corporate governance disclosure requirements applicable to U.S. public companies.
United States
20 Jan 2010
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SEC Eliminates Broker Discretionary Voting In Director Elections, Proposes Changes To Disclosure & Other Requirements Regarding Corporate Governance & Compensation
The rule change limiting discretionary voting by brokers and the anticipated adoption of other pending regulatory changes is expected to significantly enhance the leverage of shareholder rights activists and have significant impacts on the governance and disclosure practices of public companies of all sizes.
United States
16 Jul 2009
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SEC Eliminates Broker Discretionary Voting In Director Elections, Proposes Changes To Disclosure & Other Requirements Regarding Corporate Governance & Compensation
The rule change limiting discretionary voting by brokers and the anticipated adoption of other pending regulatory changes is expected to significantly enhance the leverage of shareholder rights activists and have significant impacts on the governance and disclosure practices of public companies of all sizes.
United States
8 Jul 2009
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U.S. Public Companies Advised to Prepare Now for Revamped SEC Executive Compensation Disclosure Requirements
On January 27, 2006, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed significant changes to the rules governing public company disclosure of executive and director compensation arrangements and related party transactions.
United States
2 Jun 2006
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