Public Companies in the Crosshairs for Early Impact of Dodd-Frank Act
Ropes & Gray Attorneys Author Latest in a Series of Articles on Financial Reform
In the fifth of a series of articles on the financial reform bill and its implications, Ropes & Gray banking co-practice leader Mark Nuccio and Laurie Churchill, who is counsel to Ropes & Gray’s corporate group and a member of the firm’s securities & public companies practice group, provide analysis of five changes in regulation that could impact public companies as soon as early 2011.
In the article published by Corporate Board Member on August 16, the attorneys examine how public companies should be prepared for the following areas of change:
- The SEC expects to adopt proxy access rules in time for the 2011 proxy season;
- New rules for transparency of “golden parachute” disclosures and CEO compensation;
- Changes in guidelines for compensation committees;
- Reduction in matters in which broker voting will be allowed; and
- Increased diligence on disclosure about conflict minerals.
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