Legal & Regulatory

I.S.S. Sues S.E.C. Over New Proxy Advisory Rules

Proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services filed a lawsuit against the Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday over new rules the regulator issued earlier this year requiring more disclosure over how the firm and...

Boeing’s Woes Highlight Why Directors Must Ask Tougher Questions

The board of the Boeing Company will likely need a strategic crisis management plan to restore its reputation in the wake of the 737 Max catastrophe. While the board has announced several internal changes...

Implications of AI on Board Oversight

The number of public companies disclosing artificial intelligence (“AI”) as a material risk factor in their SEC filings has grown exponentially from virtually none in 2016 to more than 80 this year alone. Multinational conglomerate Alphabet, for...

Lawsuits Highlight Potential Board Risk

Corporate directors may need to re-evaluate their risk of being held personally responsible for the long-term negative effects of products on consumers and communities. Recent lawsuits seeking damages related to harm victims suffered from products...

SEC Pushes Back On Power of Proxy Advisors

In a move seen to be the first in a series of steps to curtail the power of proxy advisory firms, the SEC reiterated its stance that providing advice on voting is “solicitation” under federal law and will be governed by stringent anti-fraud rules.

Political Spending Disclosures Will Set 2020 Board Agendas

Political spending disclosure is on the minds of many shareholders one year ahead of the 2020 elections and corporate boards should take notice.

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Guide To Board Assessments

Engaging a useful, annual self-assessment is fundamental to governance excellence. Stakeholders expect it, and disclosure of it evidences a board’s effectiveness and commitment to its role.

Committee Briefings: Top Considerations for 2019

Investor expectations, new disclosure requirements, ESG, current and future trends–your committee agendas are filling up.