On February 21, the SEC issued a statement and interpretive guidance to assist public companies in preparing disclosures about cybersecurity risks and incidents.
Reprimands of Big Banks Highlight Importance of Effective Oversight by Boards, Board Chairs and Lead Directors
In addition to imposing strong sanctions on Wells Fargo, the Federal Reserve Board has publicly posted letters of reprimand issued to the bank’s former CEO/board chair (in his capacity as chair), former independent lead director and current board, criticizing their ineffective oversight.
Might the SEC require sunsetting of dual-class shares listed on stock exchanges?
Small public companies may soon find life easier when it comes to filing forms and accessing capital, thanks to pending initiatives in Congress and at the SEC.
Is relief on the way for defendants targeted in state court class actions based on alleged violations of the Securities Act of 1933?
In-house compliance programs suffered a blow by the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Digital Realty Trust, Inc. v. Somers.
“Press for Progress” is the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day, coming up on March 8. Fittingly, gender diversity in the boardroom has recently received attention from the SEC, the world’s largest asset manager and the business press.
In his most-recent annual letter to CEOs of the companies in BlackRock’s portfolio, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink calls on companies to “serve a social purpose” and to articulate how they make “a positive contribution to society.”
As board members weigh their priorities for 2018, they would do well to consider a famous quote attributed to Dwight D. Eisenhower: “What is important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important.”
Form 10-K filers must comply with public company accounting standards, but that is easier said than done these days.