Hot Topics Archive

  • "ISS QuickScore 3.0" - Sullivan & Cromwell (10/14)
  • "Ruminations on Termination & Long-Term Incentives" - Towers Watson (10/14)
  • "ISS, Share Authorizations, and New Data Verification Process" - Pay Governance (10/14)
  • "2014 Director Compensation Report" - Frederic W. Cook & Co. (10/14)
  • "Retention Awards at Acquired Companies" - Towers Watson (10/14)
  • Memos: SEC Staff Guidance on Proxy Advisors
  • "Pay Design: What's Working & What's Not?" - Towers Watson (8/14)
  • "PCAOB's New Audit Procedures Relating to Executive Pay" - Aon Hewitt (7/14)
  • Memos: SEC Staff Guidance on Proxy Advisors
  • SEC Staff Legal Bulletin: Proxy Advisors (6/14)
  • "Include Restrictive Covenants in Equity Grants? Why Not?" - McGuireWoods (6/14)
  • "Going Beyond Best Practices: Board's Role in Effectively Motivating/Rewarding" - WomenCorporateDirectors (5/14)
  • Memos: House's Tax Reform Act of 2014
  • Memos: Final Section 83 Regs
  • ISS' 2014 Policy Updates
  • Memos: ISS's 2014 Policy Updates
  • SEC's Proposing Release: Pay Ratios
  • "Benchmarking Pay for Performance," Exequity (2/14)
  • "10 Tips for Enhancing Your 2014 Executive Compensation Disclosure," Compensia (2/14)
  • "Trends in Realized-Realizable Pay Disclosure: Top 250 Companies," Frederic W. Cook (1/14)
  • "Is the Proxy Advisors Influence Overstated?" Mercer (1/14)
  • "Accounting Implications of Performance Awards," Mercer (1/14)
  • "Deal-Related Enhancements Don't Negatively Impact Say-on-Golden-Parachute," Sullivan & Cromwell (12/13)
  • "2013 Opinion Survey of Compensation Committee Members," Pay Governance (11/13)
  • Summary: ISS Policy Survey Results (10/13)
  • Draft 2014 ISS Policy Updates (10/13)
  • ISS's 2013 Policy Updates
  • Memos: ISS's 2013 Policy Updates
  • "Chart: Annual Proxy Considerations," Steven Hall & Partners (9/13)
  • "Survey: Annual Incentive Plans," Pearl Meyer & Partners (9/13)
  • "Regulation of Pay in Europe," Latham & Watkins (7/13)
  • Memos: Proxy Disclosure & Other Comp Litigation
  • "Pay Harmony: Peer Comparison & Executive Pay," Gartenberg & Wulf (5/13)
  • "Comp Committees May Need to Consider Outside Counsel Independence," King & Spalding (6/13)
  • "Factors that Drive Reduction in Support from One Year to Next," Semler Brossy (4/13)
  • ISS's 2013 Policy Updates
  • Memos: ISS's 2013 Policy Updates
  • Memos: '13 Proxy Season
  • Memos: Compensation Committee Independence & Conflicts Rulemaking
  • "FAQs re: Say on Golden Parachutes," Latham & Watkins (5/11)
  • Memos: SEC's Committee Independence & Conflicts Proposals
  • "Dodd-Frank Exec Comp & Corp Gov: Foreign Private Issuer Update," Cleary Gottlieb (4/11)
  • Post-Mortem Proxy Season Reports
  • SEC's Proposing Release: Consultant Independence & Conflicts (3/30/11)
  • SEC's Adopting Release: Say-on-Pay and Say-on-Golden Parachutes (1/25/11)
  • Memos re: SEC's Say-on-Pay Final Rules
  • Proxy Season Memos
  • ISS FAQs re: 2011 Updates (12/14/10)
  • ISS's 2011 Policy Updates
  • ISS's "Evaluating Pay for Performance" White Paper (12/11)
  • ISS's 2012 Policy Updates
  • Memos: ISS's 2012 Policy Updates
  • Memos: '11 Proxy Season
  • Say-on-Pay Results from 2011 Proxy Season
  • Say-on-Pay Litigation
  • List: Companies Failing to Obtain Majority Vote on Pay Packages
  • "FAQs re: Say on Golden Parachutes," Latham & Watkins (5/11)
  • Memos: SEC's Committee Independence & Conflicts Proposals
  • "Dodd-Frank Exec Comp & Corp Gov: Foreign Private Issuer Update," Cleary Gottlieb (4/11)
  • Post-Mortem Proxy Season Reports
  • SEC's Proposing Release: Consultant Independence & Conflicts (3/30/11)
  • Memos re: SEC's Say-on-Pay Final Rules
  • SEC's Adopting Release: Say-on-Pay and Say-on-Golden Parachutes (1/25/11)
  • Proxy Season Memos
  • ISS FAQs re: 2011 Updates (12/14/10)
  • ISS's 2011 Policy Updates
  • Memos: 2011 Proxy Season
  • Memos re: SEC's Say-on-Pay Proposals
  • SEC Proposing Release: Say-on-Pay/Golden Parachutes (10/18/10)
  • SEC Proposing Release: How Institutional Investors Vote on Say-on-Pay/Golden Parachutes (10/18/10)
  • Chart: Risk Assessment Step-by-Step Action Plan - Winston & Strawn (10/10)
  • Towers Watson Say-on-Pay Survey Tool (10/10)
  • Final Dodd-Frank Act (7/16/10)
  • Memos re: Dodd-Frank Act
  • SEC Proposing Release: Say-on-Pay/Golden Parachutes (10/18/10)
  • SEC Proposing Release: How Institutional Investors Vote on Say-on-Pay/Golden Parachutes (10/18/10)
  • "Template Chart: Risk Assessments" - Winston & Strawn (10/10)
  • Towers Watson Say-on-Pay Survey Tool (10/10)
  • Final Dodd-Frank Act (7/16/10)
  • Memos re: Dodd-Frank Act
  • Dodd-Frank Act: Title IX, Subtitle E "Accountability and Executive Compensation" (6/24/10)
  • Dodd-Frank Act: Title IX "Investor Protections" (6/24/10)
  • Dodd-Frank Act: All Titles (6/24/10)
  • Final Senate Dodd Bill (5/20/10)
  • Memos re: Passed Senate Dodd Bill
  • "Governance/Exec Comp Portion of Final Dodd Bill," Davis Polk (5/10)
  • "Exec Comp: 2009 Review and 2010 Outlook," Frederic W. Cook & Co. (4/10)
  • "RiskMetrics' New Governance Risk Indicators (GRId) Tool," Frederic Cook & Co. (3/10)
  • RiskMetrics' FAQs on SEC's New Rules (2/10)
  • Corp Fin's Exec Comp/Proxy Enhancement CDIs (1/20/10)
  • Corp Fin's Exec Comp Transition CDIs (12/22/09)
  • Quick Reference Guide: SEC's Adopting Release (12/16/09)
  • Memos re: SEC's New Exec Comp Rules
  • SEC's Adopting Release: Exec Comp & Proxy Disclosure Enhancements (12/16/09)
  • RiskMetrics' 2010 Updated Policies (11/09)
  • Fed's Proposed Sound Compensation Guidelines
  • "Task Force Report - The Conference Board (9/09)
  • Memos re: House's Say-on-Pay Bill
  • Cuomo Report: Large Bank Bonuses (7/30/09)
  • House Bill: "Corporate and Financial Institution Compensation Fairness Act of 2009" (7/31/09)
  • House Financial Services Committee's Report re Say-on-Pay Bill (7/29/09)
  • SEC Brings 1st "Section 304" Action to Recoup Bonus from CEO (7/22/09)
  • Memos: ARRA/Financial Stability Plan/TARP
  • Treasury's Executive Comp Guidance (6/09)
  • Final Senate Dodd Bill (5/20/10)
  • Memos re: Passed Senate Dodd Bill
  • "Exec Comp: 2009 Review and 2010 Outlook," Frederic W. Cook & Co. (4/10)
  • Sen. Dodd Bill Summary (3/15/10)
  • Senate's "Corporate Executive Accountability Act" (Say-on-Pay Bill) (3/10)
  • "RiskMetrics' New Governance Risk Indicators (GRId) Tool," Frederic Cook & Co. (3/10)
  • RiskMetrics' FAQs on SEC's New Rules (2/10)
  • Corp Fin's Exec Comp/Proxy Enhancement CDIs (1/20/10)
  • Corp Fin's Exec Comp & Proxy Disclosure Enhancements Transition CD&Is (12/22/09)
  • Quick Reference Guide: SEC's Adopting Release (12/16/09)
  • Memos re: SEC's New Exec Comp Rules
  • SEC's Adopting Release: Exec Comp & Proxy Disclosure Enhancements (12/16/09)
  • RiskMetrics' 2010 Updated Policies (11/09)
  • Sen. Dodd's Financial Reform Bill
  • Fed's Proposed Sound Compensation Guidelines
  • "Task Force Report - The Conference Board (9/09)
  • Memos re: House's Say-on-Pay Bill
  • Cuomo Report: Large Bank Bonuses (7/30/09)
  • House Bill: "Corporate and Financial Institution Compensation Fairness Act of 2009" (7/31/09)
  • House Financial Services Committee's Report re Say-on-Pay Bill (7/29/09)
  • SEC Brings 1st "Section 304" Action to Recoup Bonus from CEO (7/22/09)
  • Treasury's Draft Legislation: Executive Compensation (7/09)
  • Draft House Bill: "Corporate and Financial Institution Compensation Fairness Act of 2009" (7/17/09)
  • SEC's Proposing Release: Executive Compensation & Governance (7/09)
  • Memos: ARRA/Financial Stability Plan/TARP
  • Treasury's Executive Comp Guidance (6/09)
  • Sen. Durbin's "Excessive Pay" Bills (5/09)
  • "Chart: RiskMetrics & Investor Principles," Steven Hall & Ptrs. (5/09)
  • Sen. Schumer's "Shareholder Bill of Rights" (5/09)
  • American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (2/09)
  • Memos: Executive Compensation Provisions of Recovery Act/Financial Stability Plan/TARP
  • Memos: Executive Compensation During Down Market
  • RiskMetrics' New Set of '09 Policies (11/08)
  • IFRS' Affect on Compensation Programs (9/08)
  • Clinton Introduces Executive Compensation Bill
  • Obama Pushes "Say on Pay" to the Fore
  • SEC Forces Gemstar CEO to Return Pending Severance
  • House Committee's "Severance Hearing" Memo (3/7/08)
  • Executive Compensation Provisions of Bailout Legislation
  • SEC Staff Executive Compensation Report (10/9/07)
  • ISS’ 2007 Proxy Postseason Report
  • Congress Targeting Executive Pay
  • ABA Spring Meeting Notes: "Executive Compensation: What Have the New Rules Wrought?"(3/07)
  • Delaware Chancery Court Decision: Compensation Not Fair
  • Warren Buffett's Frustration Over CEO Pay Practices
  • Aflac to Put Executive Compensation to an Advisory Vote in '09
  • Senate Approves "The Small Business and Work Opportunity Act of 2007"
  • ISS’ 2007 Preview of Shareholder Proposals: Executive Pay
  • ISS Releases its 2007 Proxy Voting Policies
  • Judge Finds Grasso Breached Duties
  • The SEC’s New Executive Compensation and Related Person Disclosure Rules
  • Viacom Executive Compensation Case Moves Forward
  • Moody’s Commentary on Executive Pay as a Credit Risk
  • Delaware Supreme Court Finally Decides Disney Appeal
  • Congress Moves to Block SERP Payouts at Troubled Companies
  • Audiovox’s Executive Compensation Lawsuit Heads to Trial
  • Controversial Executive Compensation Bill Introduced
  • Chancellor Chandler on Pay Practices
  • CII's New Policy on Director Compensation
  • A Second Executive Compensation Lawsuit Heads to Trial
  • Morgan Stanley Directors Sued Over Severance Pay
  • Delaware Chancery Court Rejects Fairchild's Exec Comp Settlement!
  • SEC Sues Tyson Foods for Perk Disclosure
  • 9th Circuit Gemstar Decision on Severance Payments
  • Abercrombie & Fitch Complaint - Focus on Disclosure!
  • Webb Report on Grasso Pay
  • WorldCom/Enron Settlement Analysis
  • Blackmore Partners Decision: Delaware Again Suggests Less Deference for Directors
  • SEC/Disney Settlement - Comp/Related Party
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