• 11.16.17

    SEC Provides Greater Deference to Public Company Boards

    On Nov. 1, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued Staff Legal Bulletin No. 14I(CF), which articulates important interpretive guidance relating to shareholder proposals submitted to public companies for inclusion in proxy statements.

  • 10.07.17

    SEC Gets Tough on ICOs, Files First Fraud Case

    The Securities and Exchange Commission (the Commission) has put its digital money where its mouth is.

  • 09.19.17

    Proposed Legislation May Afford Broader Use of Regulation A

    Earlier this month, the House of Representatives approved in a landslide vote the Improving Access to Capital Act (HR 2864), which would extend the use of Regulation A, an exemption from registration under the Securities Act, to public companies.

  • 09.01.17

    SEC Hyperlink Rules Are Live

    Effective September 1, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) recently adopted rules require most companies that file public reports to include active hyperlinks to each exhibit listed in the exhibit index, as well as exhibits incorporated by reference, included in registration ...

  • 10.31.16

    SEC Eases Rules on Intrastate Crowdfunding

    On October 26 the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) unanimously adopted new and amended rules aimed at making it easier for companies to raise money from investors through intrastate and small offerings.

  • 12.21.15

    Congress Takes the FAST Lane to Important Securities Reforms

    On December 4, 2015, the President signed the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act, better known as the FAST Act, which had been approved by a bipartisan Congress.

  • 07.02.15

    Ouch! SEC’s Proposed Executive Compensation Clawback Rules Carry a Sting

    On July 1, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission proposed long-awaited rules to implement provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 mandating any company whose securities are listed on a national securities exchange to adopt and enforce a policy ...

  • 04.30.15

    SEC Announces Pay Versus Performance Proposal

    On April 29, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced the long-awaited proposal to disclose the relationship between executive pay and a company’s financial performance (the Pay to Performance Proposal).

  • 04.27.15

    Keys to Surviving Your First IPO

    2014 was a big year for initial public offerings (IPOs). According to Renaissance Capital, 273 companies took the plunge in 2014, the most since 406 companies went public in 2000.

  • 05.14.12

    SEC Issues Additional Guidance on the Implementation and Application of the JOBS Act

    The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the JOBS Act), enacted on April 5, 2012, changes and liberalizes the regulatory landscape for both public and private companies seeking to raise capital.