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New Law Codifies Accepted Exemption for Non-Issuer Resales

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December 17, 2015

The FAST Act also amends Section 4 of the Securities Act of 1933 to essentially codify a generally accepted exemption for private resales of restricted and control securities by persons other than an issuer or a subsidiary. 

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New Law Streamlines Disclosure Requirements for Emerging Growth Companies

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December 17, 2015

On December 4, 2015, the transportation bill known as the FAST Act became law. It contains a number of securities law provisions that will benefit emerging growth companies.

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New Recommendations for Shareholder Engagement

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December 17, 2015

The Council of Institutional Investors recently released two publications, one highlighting effective engagement practices between public companies and their investors and another focused on related disclosures. 

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Clawback Provisions in the Spotlight

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December 17, 2015

A recent report indicated that many public companies’ clawback policies are not consistent with the SEC’s proposed clawback rule issued earlier this year.

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New Equity Crowdfunding Rules Not Likely to be a Game-Changer for Most Start-Ups

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December 3, 2015

The SEC recently adopted final rules dubbed “Regulation Crowdfunding” as mandated by the JOBS Act. 

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Annual Reviews of Board Trends

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December 3, 2015

Recently, PwC released its annual survey of public company directors, and Spencer Stuart released its annual review of board practices at S&P 500 companies. These reports highlight key governance trends.

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Board Best Practices – An Argument for Flexible Standards

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December 3, 2015

A recent publication addressed some board practices that are generally accepted as “best practices,” despite no evidence, or even contrary evidence, of their effectiveness. The article debunks these “seven myths” and argues for more flexible standards. 

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ISS and Glass Lewis Finalize Policy Updates for 2016 Proxy Season

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December 3, 2015

Two key proxy advisors recently released their final voting policies for the 2016 proxy season. 

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Department of Justice Delays Regulations on Website Accessibility – Plaintiff Firms Send Demands Against Website Operators

Internet, Technology, Trademark & Advertising Alerts

December 2, 2015

On November 19, the Department of Justice announced it is further delaying issuing guidance on what is required of website operators to be compliant under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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I AM MPLS

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November 23, 2015

Fredrikson & Byron is a proud sponsor of I AM MPLS on December 3, 2015.

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