February 9, 2007

Last Minute Planning for the Proxy Season

Tune in Monday for our webcast – “Last Minute Planning for the Proxy Season” – to hear Cathy Dixon of Weil Gotshal, Amy Goodman of Gibson Dunn, Ellen Friedenberg and Gloria Nusbacher of Hughes Hubbard, John Siemann of Georgeson Shareholder, and Bill Tolbert of Jenner & Block discuss the latest guidance to help you feel more comfortable that you have not missed anything for this year’s proxy season, including the SEC’s new related-party transaction rules, hot areas for MD&A and much more…

More D&O Questionnaires Posted

We have posted two new D&O Questionnaires in our “D&O Questionnaires” Practice Area, one for Nasdaq companies and one for NYSE companies. They come complete with a “crib sheet” for determining director independence.

ABA’s Letter to SEC Chairman: Seeks Revised Cooperation Guidelines

On Monday, the President of the ABA wrote to SEC Chairman Cox urging the SEC to revise its cooperation guidelines to bar the SEC staff from demanding that companies waive the privilege. We have posted a copy of the letter in our “Attorney-Client Privilege” Practice Area.

By the way, former SEC General Counsel David Becker, now at Cleary Gottlieb, has just joined the panel for our March 8th webcast: “After McNulty: Changes in the Attorney-Client Privilege and Investigations.”