September 16, 2009

How to Prepare for a Proxy Access World

Tune into our webcast tomorrow – “How to Prepare for a Proxy Access World” – to learn the list of tasks you need to perform now including scrubbing bylaws, understanding the demand for stockholder lists process, etc. This program is not a debate about the virtues of the SEC’s access proposal – rather, it will provide practical guidance about what you need to do now ahead of the SEC acting on its access proposal (because by the time the SEC acts, the window to scrub things may be a bit short before the proxy season).

Join these experts:

– Steve Bigler, President and Director, Richards Layton & Finger
– David Drake, President, Georgeson Shareholder
– David Katz, Partner, Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz
– Carol McGee, Partner, Alston & Bird

Redlined Version: Corp Fin’s Latest CDIs

With Corp Fin updating a bunch of CDIs over the past few months (egs. on Monday and in August), a number of members have sought redlined versions of the changes. You may want to check out the redlines on the ABA’s Disclosure and Continuous Reporting Subcommittee page, where WilmerHale’s Jonathan Wolfman and Carter Ledyard’s Guy Lander are now manning the fort.

The massive redline of the August CDIs comes courtesy of Jonathan, with the legwork done by WilmerHale’s Michelle Vervais and Alex Greene.

Input for Corp Fin’s Shareholder Proposal Process Meeting

Next Tuesday, Corp Fin is holding a meeting with representatives of some key stakeholders to discuss the process by which the Staff decides on no-action letters regarding shareholder resolutions, as noted by Jim McRitchie. Jim notes that Sanford Lewis and others have prepared a brief survey for shareholders who have had experience in that process to help provide input to the Staff. I think it’s a great idea that the Staff is conducting this meeting – it probably should be an annual pre-proxy season event…

– Broc Romanek