Many public companies are unprepared for the January 1, 2019, deadline for implementation of the new lease accounting standard.
The Main Street Investors Coalition was launched in response to the recent shift of institutional investor focus to environmental, social and governance issues.
A recent article in The Wall Street Journal examines the emerging trend of corporate ethics and compliance officers using “nudges” to promote ethical behavior among employees.
Record-setting stock buybacks following enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act have riled critics.
Recent SEC activity around cybersecurity has led to increased focus on internal reports of breaches and vulnerabilities and the attendant internal control deficiencies.
In a May speech, Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced the DOJ’s policy to avoid the application of duplicative penalties by multiple regulatory bodies.
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.