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Trump Administration’s Agenda Receives Boost as SEC Returns to Full Complement of Five Commissioners; SEC Chairman Cautions Against Reliance on Staff Views

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September 25, 2018

On September 11, the SEC announced that Elad Roisman had been sworn into office as an SEC Commissioner by SEC Chairman Jay Clayton. 

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Notable Whistleblower Awards; Outcry Against SEC’s Proposed Cap

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September 25, 2018

On September 6, the SEC announced an award of $39 million to one whistleblower and $15 million to another, stating that the whistleblowers’ “critical information and continued assistance helped the agency bring an important enforcement action.” 

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ISS Releases Summary of Results of its 2018 Governance Principles Survey

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September 25, 2018

On September 18, Institutional Shareholder Services released the results of its 2018 Governance Principles Survey.

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Glass Lewis to Incorporate SASB Industry-Specific ESG Guidance in Proxy Analytic Materials

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September 25, 2018

On September 12, proxy advisory firm Glass Lewis issued a release indicating that it will incorporate guidance on material environmental, social and governance matters from the Sustainability Accountability Standards Board in several of its research and advisory products.

 

 

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SEC Adopts Simplified Disclosure Requirements

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August 28, 2018

On August 17, the SEC adopted amendments to Regulation S-K intended to simplify and update disclosure requirements, including disclosure requirements that had become duplicative or outdated.

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Expansion of National Security Review of Foreign Investments

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August 28, 2018

On August 13, President Trump signed into law the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act, which expands the role of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States in reviewing national security concerns arising from transactions in which foreign individuals or entities invest in or acquire U.S. businesses.

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SEC Expands Companies’ Ability to Issue Securities Pursuant to Compensatory Arrangements, Solicits Public Comment on Further Modernization

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August 28, 2018

On July 18, the SEC announced that it had taken two steps towards allowing companies to more easily pay their employees in stock while still complying with federal securities laws. 

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SEC Amends Definition of ‘Smaller Reporting Company’

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August 28, 2018

On June 28, the SEC announced that it had voted to amend the definition of “smaller reporting company” to expand the number of companies that qualify for certain existing scaled disclosure accommodations.

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SEC Adopts Inline XBRL for Submission of Financial Statement Information, Eliminates Website Posting Requirement

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August 28, 2018

On June 28, the SEC announced that it had voted to amend existing requirements for companies to submit financial statement information in machine-readable format using eXtensible Business Reporting Language. 

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MIMA’s Website Accessibility Workshop

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August 22, 2018

Get hands on experience with accessible technology tools and learn practical tips and best practices for improving the accessibility of your website or app.

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