On November 16, 2023, Glass Lewis & Co. (Glass Lewis) released its 2024 U.S. Benchmark Policy Guidelines (U.S. Guidelines), effective for shareholder meetings on or after January 1, 2024. The U.S. Guidelines include several key updates, which are summarized below. In addition, Glass Lewis released its 2024 Shareholder Proposals & ESG-Related Issues Benchmark Policy Guidelines (ESG Guidelines), which include an update to Glass Lewis’ overall approach to environmental and social issues, summarized below.

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Join Wilson Sonsini for its 2023 Public Company General Counsel Webinar Series. Throughout November, Wilson Sonsini will host three virtual sessions on new SEC governance and disclosure requirements, including clawback policies, cybersecurity governance and disclosure, and share repurchase disclosure. To attend any of the three sessions, please register here.

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On June 9, 2023, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published notices and orders granting accelerated approval of the amended clawback-related listing standards proposed by the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (Nasdaq) earlier this week. The amended versions of the NYSE and Nasdaq listing standards were discussed in our previous post.Continue Reading SEC Approves NYSE and Nasdaq Clawback-Related Listing Standards

Propose Effective Date of October 2, 2023

[Note: This post has been updated to reflect Nasdaq’s filing of an Amendment No. 1 on June 6, 2023 (posted June 7) proposing to delay the effective date of its clawback-related listing standards until October 2, 2023, consistent with the NYSE’s Amendment No.

Continue Reading NYSE and Nasdaq File Amended Proposed Clawback-Related Listing Standards [Updated]

On April 24, 2023, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) extended the time period for its review and approval of the clawback-related listing standards from April 27, 2023 to June 11, 2023 (here and here).

As discussed in our previous blog post, Rule 10D-1 of the

Continue Reading SEC Extends Time for Review of NYSE and Nasdaq Clawback-Related Listing Standards

Our recent Client Alert discusses applicable rule changes, guidance, and disclosure considerations for the 2023 proxy season for public companies, as well as reminders for what is on the horizon for public company governance and disclosure. Our annual client alert covers the following topics:Continue Reading Preparing for the 2023 Proxy Season

On January 27, 2023, the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance (Corp Fin) published four new Compliance and Disclosure Interpretations (CDIs) relating to the SEC’s recently adopted clawback rules. Please refer to our previous Client Alert for more information on the clawback rules. These new CDIs address what had been an outstanding question relating to upcoming disclosure obligations, as well as a few other clarifications.Continue Reading Corp Fin Publishes New CDIs on Clawback Rules – Addresses Cover Page Check Boxes