This recent post on the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance submitted by Wilson Sonsini discusses that the 2024 proxy season, the second year with universal proxy cards, has produced incremental evidence of the effect that universal proxy has had on proxy fights and on advance notice bylaws with

Continue Reading Developments with Universal Proxy Cards and Advance Notice Bylaws

On the cusp of proxy season, our recent Client Alert discusses ten perspectives on approaching shareholder engagement this year. Prepared by our shareholder engagement and activism group, the alert notes that it has never been more important for public companies to engage—and engage regularly—with their shareholders. Sustained engagement helps

Continue Reading Approaching Shareholder Engagement in 2024

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

Continue Reading Inside Today’s Boardrooms | 2023 Proxy Season and Regulatory Recap

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

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 17, 2023, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) published its annual Listed Company Compliance Guide for NYSE Issuers (Guidance Letter). This year’s Guidance Letter provides useful reminders of NYSE-specific rules and policies. It also includes a reminder of the forthcoming NYSE listing standards to implement the recently adopted clawback rules, which the NYSE (and Nasdaq) must propose no later than February 27, 2023 (see our previous client alert).Continue Reading NYSE Publishes 2023 Annual Guidance Letter