Virtual shareholder meetings continue to rise in popularity, with 236 companies holding virtual meetings in 2017 and at least 300 expected to do so in 2018.
On April 25, shareholders of General Electric Company (GE) approved KPMG LLP as the company’s auditor for another year, but only by a margin of 65 percent “for” to 35 percent “against.”
The SEC says it will not second-guess good faith judgments about whether, when and how public companies should disclose cybersecurity breaches, but its April 24 announcement of a $35 million settlement shows that sufficiently egregious disclosure failures will be punished.
With the so-called universal proxy rule stalled at the SEC since its proposal in late 2016, some investors have been taking matters into their own hands.
As initial public offerings rebound, the issue of thin trading has arisen.
Recent developments in the corporate bond market are sparking regulatory attention in the U.S. and abroad.
SEC Still Encouraging Companies to Seek Relief from Unduly Burdensome Financial Reporting Requirements
Soon after he was sworn in last year, SEC Chairman Jay Clayton gave a speech in which he encouraged companies to use Rule 3-13 to request relief from unduly burdensome financial reporting requirements.
The implications of the Cyan decision are grim for public companies and their D&O insurance carriers.
U.S. and global M&A are booming, but companies cannot assume that all deals will avoid federal challenge.
With women and minorities still holding barely more than a third of public company board seats by all accounts, some institutional shareholders are withholding votes from some or all board nominees if the boards fail to meet diversity criteria.