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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.
April 1, 2011 SEC Proposes Independence Rules for Compensation Committees and Advisers
Client Memorandum
March 31, 2011 Federal Agencies Finalize Proposed Interagency Rule on Incentive-Based Compensation for Financial Institutions
Client Newsflash
March 3, 2011 Federal Agencies Propose Interagency Rule on Incentive-Based Compensation for Financial Institutions
Client Memorandum
February 16, 2011 Delaware Court Declines to Pull Airgas Poison Pill
Client Newsflash
February 15, 2011 Delaware Court Enjoins Merger Vote and Deal Protections in Del Monte Buyout
Client Newsflash
January 27, 2011 SEC Adopts Final Say-on-Pay and Golden Parachute Rules
Client Memorandum
January 20, 2011 Considerations for 2010 Form 10-Ks and 2011 Proxy Statements
Client Memorandum
January 3, 2011 New ISS Policy Updates: Tougher Standards for 2011
The Corporate Governance Advisor
November 23, 2010 Delaware Supreme Court Invalidates Airgas Bylaw Amendment
Client Newsflash
November 22, 2010 New ISS Policy Update: Tougher Standards for 2011
Client Memorandum
November 17, 2010 Davis Polk Submits Two Comment Letters to the SEC on Key Executive Compensation and Corporate Governance Rulemaking
Client Newsflash
November 16, 2010 Comments on Proposed Rules Relating to Shareholder Approval of Executive Compensation and Golden Parachute Compensation (the “Proposal”)
Comment Letter to the SEC
November 16, 2010 Comments on Subtitle E of Title IX–Accountability and Executive Compensation under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
Comment Letter to the SEC
November 4, 2010 SEC Proposes Whistleblower Rules
Client Newsflash
October 21, 2010 Reg FD Enforcement Update: the Perils of Implied Messages
Client Newsflash
October 20, 2010 SEC Proposes Say-on-Pay Rules for Companies and Proxy Vote Reporting Rules for Investment Managers
Client Memorandum
October 11, 2010 Delaware Court Permits Stockholders to Shorten Term of Airgas Staggered Board
Client Newsflash
October 8, 2010 Top-Up Options – Looking Better and Better
Client Newsflash
October 4, 2010 SEC Stays Proxy Access Pending Court Review
Client Newsflash
September 23, 2010 Preparing for the 2011 Proxy Season: Action Plans and Open Issues
Client Memorandum
September 21, 2010 SEC v. Cuban: The Fifth Circuit Reverses
Client Newsflash
September 16, 2010 Proxy Access Rules Effective November 15, 2010
Client Newsflash
September 7, 2010 Proxy Access Year One: What to Expect and What to Do Now
General Counsel Update
August 30, 2010 Board Diversity and Director Qualifications
Director Notes: The 2010 Proxy Season
The Conference Board
August 25, 2010 SEC Adopts Proxy Access for 2011 Proxy Season
Client Newsflash
July 9, 2010 Davis Polk Regulatory Implementation Slides
Client Memorandum
July 9, 2010 Summary of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Passed by the House of Representatives on June 30, 2010
Client Memorandum
July 6, 2010 NASDAQ Corporate Governance Rule Update
Client Newsflash
June 28, 2010 Bank Supervisory Agencies’ Final Guidance: Aligning Incentive Compensation with Safety and Soundness Concerns
Client Memorandum
May 26, 2010 Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010
Executive Compensation and Corporate Governance Portions
May 21, 2010 Senate Bill Passed: Corporate Governance and Executive Compensation Changes Would Affect All US Public Companies
Client Memorandum
April 15, 2010 2010 Proxy Season Early Trends: More Proposals, and More Exclusions
Client Memorandum
March 16, 2010 Corporate Governance and Executive Compensation in the New Dodd Bill: Implications for All US Public Companies
Client Memorandum
March 15, 2010 Preparing for RiskMetrics Group's New Governance Risk Indicators (GRId)
General Counsel Update
February 18, 2010 Directors' Duties under the New SEC Rules on Disclosure Enhancement
Article: The Conference Board
February 9, 2010 RiskMetrics’ Governance Risk Indicators (GRId) – a New Governance Measurement for Proxy Voting Reports
General Counsel Update
January 28, 2010 SEC Removes Roadblocks to Use of Non-GAAP Measures in Filings
Client Memorandum
January 7, 2010 The SEC’s New Corporate Governance and Compensation Disclosure Requirements
Client Memorandum
December 16, 2009 SEC Adopts Additional Compensation and Corporate Governance Disclosure for 2010 Proxy Season
Client Memorandum
December 14, 2009 Wall Street Reform Act Includes Say on Pay and Other Compensation Provisions
Client Newsflash
December 2, 2009 NYSE Corporate Governance Rule Changes to Take Effect January 1, 2010
Client Newsflash
December 2, 2009 Preparing for the 2010 Proxy Season: RiskMetrics Updates Voting Policies
Client Memorandum
November 20, 2009 Congressional and SEC Governance and Compensation Proposals: Scorecard and Action Plan
Client Memorandum
November 17, 2009 Dodd Bill Would Affect Corporate Governance and Executive Compensation Processes for All US Public Companies
Client Memorandum
November 16, 2009 Abuse of Non-GAAP Measures: SEC Brings First Regulation G Enforcement Action
Client Newsflash
November 11, 2009 Proxy Access Update: Proposed Legislation Would Bolster SEC Authority on Proxy Access
Client Newsflash
October 28, 2009 SEC Revises Position on Exclusion of Shareholder Proposals Related to Risk and CEO Succession
Client Newsflash
October 16, 2009 General Counsel Update
Planning for New Revenue Recognition Standards—Governance, Communications and Disclosure Implications
October 15, 2009 Governance Practices for IPO Companies: A Davis Polk Survey
Client Memorandum
October 9, 2009 General Counsel Update
Preparing for the 2010 Proxy Season: Spotlight on Risk

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