August 9, 2006

John White Speaks at the ABA Annual Meeting

On Monday, Corp Fin Director John White addressed the ABA’s Business Law Section in Hawaii. I couldn’t swing that hall pass, but the program was available via teleconference. We have put together notes from John’s remarks and posted them in our “Conference Notes” Practice Area. John covered some ground on the new executive compensation disclosure rules – and he did say that the adopting release will be available this week, coming in at over 400 pages!

Now that the adopting release will be out soon, you need to act fast to reserve a hotel room for our Conference – “Implementing the SEC’s New Executive Compensation Disclosures: What You Need to Do Now!” – which will be held live in Washington DC at the Marriott Wardman Park on September 11-12. Rooms are filling up fast – here is how to obtain special room rates.

If you come to Washington DC to take in the conference, you still will get access to the video archive of the Conference, which will be important when you actually sit down to draft – and review – disclosures during the proxy season. The Conference is still available by videoconference if you can’t make it to Washington DC on those days.

If you haven’t yet, check out this detailed conference agenda to understand the types of challenges you should expect to face from the new rules.

Corp Fin Phone Interps: Regulation AB Interps Updated

Earlier this week, Corp Fin updated its Telephone Interpretations pertaining to Regulation AB, adding these items: 11.02 – 11.04, 15.02, and 17.03 – 17.05. Phone interp aficionados will recall that the Reg AB interps were the first new interps since Harvey Pitt became SEC Chair. No word on when the other interps will be updated…

How to Develop a Whistleblower Compliance Program Today

We have posted a transcript of our popular webcast: “How to Develop a Whistleblower Compliance Program Today.”

Litigation Update: How the Courts are Ruling on Stock Compensation

Tune in tomorrow for the NASPP webcast – “Litigation Update: How the Courts Are Ruling on Stock Compensation” – which can help provide guidance about:

– What the courts are saying about contract ambiguities and other employment disputes
– Tips on how to stay out of court
– What the IRS is saying about equity compensation tax shelters
– How to keep abreast of recent legal and regulatory developments