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Our lawyers produce a wealth of substantive, timely and practical resource materials for our clients and friends of the firm. Listed separately below are client memos and alerts, articles and books, and podcasts.
August 6, 2013 First Circuit Sun Capital Decision Increases ERISA Exposure for Private Equity Funds
Client Memorandum
July 24, 2013 U.S. District Court Upholds Conflict Minerals Rules
Client Newsflash
July 10, 2013 SEC Adopts Private Offering Reforms Mandated by JOBS Act
Client Newsflash
July 1, 2013 Corporate Governance 2013: Global Overview
Getting the Deal Through – Corporate Governance 2013
June 26, 2013 Delaware Court of Chancery Upholds Statutory and Contractual Validity of Exclusive Forum-Selection Bylaws
Client Memorandum
May 31, 2013 SEC Issues Guidance on Conflict Minerals
Client Newsflash
May 31, 2013 Delaware Court Applies Business Judgment Rule to Going-Private Merger with Controlling Stockholder
Client Newsflash
May 3, 2013 Compensation Committee and Adviser Implementation Begins July 1: What to Do Now
Client Memorandum
April 23, 2013 Recent European Compensation Developments: Financial Institutions and Beyond
Client Memorandum
April 15, 2013 Southern District of New York Dismisses Insider Preference Claims Against Affiliates of Goldman Sachs
Client Memorandum
April 4, 2013 SEC Explains How to Use Social Media for Regulation FD Compliance
Client Memorandum
February 20, 2013 Delaware Court of Chancery Declines to Dismiss Claims Against U.S. Independent Directors for Failure to Monitor China-Based Company
Client Newsflash
January 22, 2013 SEC Approves the NYSE and Nasdaq Listing Standards on Compensation Committees and Advisers
Client Memorandum
January 18, 2013 Rule 10b5-1 Plans: What You Need to Know
January 17, 2013 Recent Developments in Executive Compensation Litigation
Client Memorandum
December 14, 2012 European Commission Action Plan on Corporate Governance of Listed Companies
Client Memorandum
November 20, 2012 ISS Issues Final 2013 Voting Policy Updates
Client Memorandum
October 26, 2012 Implementing the SEC’s Final Conflict Mineral Rules: Guidelines and Commonly Asked Questions
Client Memorandum
October 18, 2012 ISS Proposes 2013 Voting Policy Updates
Client Memorandum
October 18, 2012 SEC Legal Bulletin on Shareholder Proposals
Client Newsflash
October 2, 2012 NYSE and Nasdaq Propose Listing Standards on Compensation Committees and Advisers
Client Memorandum
October 1, 2012 Securities Offerings During Blackout Periods and Following a Quarter-End: What You Need to Know
Client Memorandum
September 18, 2012 Davis Polk Video Interview - Insights on the JOBS Act
Video Interview
September 12, 2012 United States Enacts Further Sanctions on Iran and Syria: the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act of 2012
Client Memorandum
September 5, 2012 New Law Requires Issuers to Disclose Certain Iran-Related Transactions
Client Memorandum
August 22, 2012 SEC Adopts Final Rules Implementing Dodd-Frank Disclosure Requirements for Resource Extraction Issuers
Client Newsflash
August 22, 2012 SEC Adopts Final Conflict Minerals Rules with Notable Changes
Client Newsflash
August 21, 2012 DOJ Provides FCPA Guidance for Mergers and Acquisitions; Continues Industry-Wide Investigations and Focus on China
Client Memorandum
August 20, 2012 Corporate Governance 2012: Global Overview
Getting the Deal Through – Corporate Governance 2012
June 21, 2012 SEC Finalizes Independence Rules for Compensation Committees and Advisers
Client Memorandum
May 24, 2012 Mid-Season Update on the 2012 Proxy Season
Client Memorandum
May 7, 2012 Delaware Court Temporarily Blocks Martin Marietta’s Hostile Bid to Acquire Rival Vulcan
Client Memorandum
April 5, 2012 JOBS Act Becomes Law: Reduced Compensation Disclosure for Many IPO Companies and Exchange Act Relief for Private Companies with Significant Equity Compensation
Client Memorandum
March 30, 2012 U.S. Supreme Court Holds that the Statute of Limitations for Section 16(b) Short-Swing Liability Claims Is Not Tolled
Client Newsflash
February 1, 2012 Corporate Governance Practices for IPOs in the United States
Director Notes
January 31, 2012 Preparing Your 2011 10-K and 20-F – Environmental Disclosure Considerations
Client Memorandum
December 23, 2011 Summary of the Federal Reserve’s Proposed Rules for Enhanced Prudential Standards and Early Remediation Requirements for Covered Companies
Client Memorandum
December 13, 2011 Say-on-Pay Year Two: a Planning Primer
Client Memorandum
November 29, 2011 New ISS Policies Overhaul Say-on-Pay Analysis
Client Memorandum
October 31, 2011 Governance Practices for IPO Companies: A Davis Polk Survey
Client Memorandum
October 19, 2011 SEC Staff Rejects Introducing Broker as Appropriate Evidence of Ownership for Shareholder Proposals and Provides Other Technical Guidance
Client Memorandum
October 5, 2011 SEC Large Trader Rule: Impact on Corporations and Related Individuals
Client Memorandum
September 21, 2011 SEC Clears the Way for “Private Ordering” for Proxy Access; Related Rules also Effective
Client Memorandum
September 1, 2011 In the News: Exclusive Forum Charter and Bylaw Provisions
The Corporate Governance Advisor
August 23, 2011 SEC's Temporary Suspension of EDGAR Filing System
Client Newsflash
July 22, 2011 D.C. Circuit Vacates SEC Proxy Access Rule
Client Memorandum
May 25, 2011 SEC Adopts Final Whistleblower Rules
Client Newsflash
May 3, 2011 Say-on-Pay: An Interim Report
Client Memorandum
May 2, 2011 Dodd-Frank Rulemaking Progress Report
Progress as of May 1, 2011
April 12, 2011 SEC Confirms IFRS Filers Will Not be Required to Provide Interactive Data Until SEC Specifies Taxonomy
Client Newsflash

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