Corporate Governance

Senate Proposal Would Require More Disclosure of Political Expenditures

A “Follow the Money Act” has been proposed in the Senate by Alaska Republican Lisa Murkowski and Oregon Democrat Ron Wyden.

Regulators in Europe Hone in on Executive Compensation

“Populist sentiment and the resulting political environment continue to fuel stricter regulation of executive and director compensation,” according to an analysis from Davis Polk […]

Shareholders Challenging Annual Proxy Disclosures

In 2012, plaintiff attorneys filed a wave of lawsuits challenging annual shareholder proxy votes and disclosures of executive compensation. This litigation may increase during […]

Companies Want GC to Foresee Risk

This article is an analysis based on a KPMG International survey entitled “Beyond the Law: KPMG’s Global Study of How General Counsel are Turning […]

Say-On-Pay Update

“No” recommendations appear to be down so far this year. Advice remains the same: Watch out for the so-called “pay-for-performance-disconnect,” and when challenged, don’t […]

ISS Beefs up its Governance Analytics

A governance scorecard that Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) provides for its institutional clients will now include information from selected third party providers. The […]

GCs and Compliance Officers Battle for Turf

Survey: Compliance professionals say it’s a full time job — theirs. They don’t want to report to the GC either.

Top In-House Legal Salaries are Up, Reflecting Greater CLO Role

February/March 2013 Lauren M. Chung, HBR Consulting With greater responsibility comes greater reward, as the saying goes, and it has proven true for chief […]

Corporate Counsel in the Crosshairs

In regulatory and criminal investigative matters, an in-house attorney often faces a dilemma – how to balance the duty of loyalty to the corporation […]

New Standards for Aiding and Abetting

In a recent case, SEC v. Joseph F. Apuzzo, a three-judge panel of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals made it significantly easier for the […]