Partner Tamara Brightwell recently joined the Diligent Institute to discuss the 2023 proxy season and recent regulatory developments at the SEC. She discussed a broad range of topics, including takeaways from this past proxy season, the SEC’s new cybersecurity disclosure rules, and considerations for public company boards in light of

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On August 25, 2023, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Corporation Finance (Corp Fin) issued five new Compliance and Disclosure Interpretations (CDIs) relating to Rule 10b5-1 trading arrangements. Three of the CDIs provide clarification on the recent amendments to Rule 10b5-1, and the other two CDIs relate to the new quarterly disclosure requirements for Rule 10b5-1 plans. The full text of the CDIs is set forth in the Appendix below.

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On August 25, 2023, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced an increase in the fees that public companies and other issuers will be required to pay to register their securities, from $110.20 per million dollars to $147.60 per million dollars. This new fee rate will be effective October

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Our recent Client Alert takes a fresh look at bylaw and charter amendments at the Silicon Valley 150 during the 2023 proxy season to better understand how companies are addressing new Rule 14a-19, which mandates the use of a universal proxy card in contested elections, as well as the recent

Continue Reading Lessons from the 2023 Proxy Season: Advance Notice Bylaws and Officer Exculpation

Partner and Editorial Board member Amy Simmerman recently joined Courtney Kamlet and Liz Dunshee on the Women Governance Trailblazers podcast. Amy provided insights on a broad range of governance topics including, among others, considerations for boards as they navigate both the rise in stakeholder capitalism as well as environmental, social

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