November 12, 2003

A Sad Day It is

It is with great sadness that I tell you that Linda Quinn passed away yesterday. Linda was the Director of the Division of Corporation Finance when I first joined the SEC back in the late ’80s and not only was one of the finest lawyers around, she was one of the nicest people to work for. My best wishes to her family and friends.

Learn How to Improve Your Chances of Obtaining Shareholder Approval

Today, the NASPP is conducting a webcast – The New Stock Plan Approval Rules—Immediate Action Items & Guidance – at 4 pm eastern time. The panel consists of Art Meyers of Palmer & Dodge, Ron Mueller of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher and David Drake of Georgeson Shareholder.

A surprising number of lawyers belong to the NASPP as it offers the most relevant compensation guidance around – take advantage of the no-risk trial to access the webcast live or by archive.

Odds & Ends

Today, the PCAOB is meeting to proposed audit documentation standards, among other matters.

Yesterday, the SEC posted the adopting release for its Rule 10b-18 modifications.