"Shareholder Proposals: What Now"

Thursday, November 21, 2019

2:00 - 2:45 pm, eastern [archive and transcript to follow]

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The Division of Corporation Finance recently announced that it will change the way it processes no-action requests for shareholder proposals - and also issued a new Staff Legal Bulletin addressing the "ordinary business" exclusion. And the SEC has proposed major changes to the shareholder proposal and proxy advisor frameworks. These developments have all sorts of implications for the Rule 14a-8 area. Join these experts:

  • David Fredrickson, Chief Counsel, SEC's Division of Corporation Finance
  • Ning Chiu, Counsel, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
  • Marty Dunn, Senior Of Counsel, Morrison & Foerster
  • Beth Ising, Partner, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Among the topics of this program are:

  • How will Corp Fin process Rule 14a-8 requests now
  • What do the changes in Corp Fin's process mean for you
  • What types of shareholder proposals may we see this proxy season
  • What types of novel no-action responses did Corp Fin give last season

 

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