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Monthly Archives: September 2011

SEC Considering Petition to Adopt Rules Requiring Disclosure of Political Contributions

Posted in Disclosure Guidance

The SEC is currently considering a petition submitted by a group of 10 law professors asking the SEC to adopt rules that would require public reporting companies to disclose political contributions in their annual proxy statements. As justification for the proposal, the petitioners assert that there is empirical evidence that indicates public company shareholders are… Continue Reading

Want to Sign Up for Regulation by the Federal Reserve?

Posted in Financial Institutions

Considering the time and expense it takes to comply with many of the Federal Reserve rules, it seems odd that any company would volunteer to be regulated.  But some want to sign up.  In particular, some foreign companies that own a securities broker or dealer are required to register in the U.S. to do business… Continue Reading

Proxy Access Still on the Table

Posted in Corporate Governance

Despite the SEC’s decision not to appeal the recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to vacate the proxy access rules, proxy access is still alive and well.  In Tuesday’s release by the SEC, the SEC noted that the amendment to Rule 14a-8, which had been stayed pending the litigation… Continue Reading