Summary of 2010 Financial Reform Corporate Governance Key Developments

Thursday, September 09 04:00 AM BST to 04:00 AM BST

In addition to overhauling the financial services regulatory regime in the U.S., the Dodd-Frank Act advances the further federalization of corporate governance regulation.

On September 8th, Paul Hastings and the National Investor Relations Institute brought together a panel of experts to discuss how these developments affect public companies, investors, and their advisors. This was the first in a series of teleconferences designed to keep you up-to-date on the issues you need to know.

To listen to a replay of the presentation please click here.

To download the slide presentation, please click here.

The corporate governance provisions are not limited to financial services sector companies, but apply generally to public companies traded in the U.S. The Dodd-Frank Act imposes far-reaching substantive requirements many of which have been hotly debated among corporate, institutional and activist investor and corporate governance watch dog interest groups, including:

  • Advisory Vote on Executive Compensation and Golden Parachutes (Say-on-Pay)

  • Proxy Access

  • Compensation Committee/Compensation Consultant Reforms

  • Employee and Director Hedging

  • Pay-for-Performance and Pay Equity

  • Claw Back Policies

  • Separation of the Offices of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

  • Prohibition on Discretionary Voting and Increased Transparency of Securities Ownership

  • Attestation Exemption For Smaller Companies

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