Developments in Securities Regulation, Corporate Governance, Capital Markets, M&A and Other Topics of Interest. MORE

Annually we hold a Directors’ Institute and Proxy Season Workshop in Kansas City.  You can find the materials from our current seminar held on November 12, 2015 here.  Some of the topics covered include:

  • Audit Committee Update
    • COSO 2013 implementation
    • SEC comment letters
    • Accounting and auditing enforcement
    • SEC concept release
    • IFRS
    • Revenue recognition
    • Whistleblowers
  • Yates Memo and DOJ Targeting Officers and Directors
    • Background
    • Compliance and governance implications
    • Indemnification and insurance problems and solutions
  • Compensation Committee Update
    • Pay for performance and goal setting
    • Proposed pay for performance disclosure rules
    • Talent management
    • Pay ratio disclosure rules
    • Compensation clawback rules
    • Hedging disclosure rules
    • Compensation disclosure challenges
  • Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Update
    • Political and lobbyist activity
    • Political contributions
    • Director evaluations
    • 2015 amendments to the DGCL
    • Proxy Access


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