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Fenwick & West LLP
Today, shareholders are increasingly demanding corporate accountability on a variety of issues, ranging from compensation and human capital management to governance and board diversity, among others.
Groom Law Group
The IRS recently updated its Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Audit Techniques Guide.
Perkins Coie LLP
This post catches up on the ESG front at the SEC following the appointment of Gary Gensler as Chairman.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Morrison & Foerster offers a complimentary nine-part series for startup founders, executives, and investors on the legal side of founding a startup.
Cooley LLP
Late Friday, the SEC announced that its Spring 2021 Regulatory Flexibility Agenda—both short-term and long-term—has now been posted. And it's a doozy.
Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders
Recent commentary by Diana Tani, an Assistant Regional Director for the SEC, at the Securities Enforcement West web conference emphasized the agency's focus on data-driven investigations.
WilmerHale
SEC Commissioner Allison Herren Lee recently shared some keynote remarks at the 2021 ESG Disclosure Priorities Event hosted by the American Institute of CPAs & the Chartered Institute...
Foley & Lardner
Companies usually run informally at the pre-seed and seed-stage, without formal meetings of the board of directors.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
The Council of Institutional Investors provided the SEC with feedback on its semiannual regulatory agenda with a focus on investor protection, corporate disclosure, and market systems and structure.
Dickinson Wright PLLC
Taxpayer losses in two recent Tax Court cases serve as reminders that physician and other incorporated medical practice groups should take care in the "zero out" approach to the payment of...
Shearman & Sterling LLP
The Court denied defendants' motion to dismiss the amended complaint, holding that plaintiffs sufficiently pled material misstatements and scienter.
Cooley LLP
In BlackRock Investment Stewardship's recent commentary, BIS observed that ESG-related metrics have increasingly been incorporated as performance measures in companies' incentive plans.
Holland & Knight
President Joe Biden on March 11, 2021, signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA), a $1.9 trillion conglomerate of COVID-19 relief, funding and tax legislation.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
Compensation arrangements frequently involve the offer and sale of issuer securities; these arrangements must comply with the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
Groom Law Group
The Final Regulations arrive one year after the proposed regulations published on December 20, 2019
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Large asset managers like BlackRock and State Street have recently published updates to their proxy voting guidelines primarily focusing on diversity and inclusion and climate risk disclosures.
Ropes & Gray LLP
On January 11, 2021, the Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service released final regulations (the "Final Regulations") providing guidance on the excise tax under section 4960...
Verrill Dana
Tax-exempt organizations often provide deferred compensation to their officers, key employees, and most highly compensated employees.
Winston & Strawn LLP
Many readers will recall the shocking scandal over stock option backdating in the early 2000s. The two-day Form 4 filing requirement has made option backdating nearly impossible
Winston & Strawn LLP
I have blogged before on the explosion of HCM onto the scene.
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