December 10, 2009

Us vs. Them: A Campaign Pitch

Even though I loathe lists generally, I’ll admit that I’ve become obsessed with the voting going on between the fine blogs that comprise the ABA Journal’s Blawg 100. As I blogged last week, our blog has made that list for the second year in a row – and this is the first year that the ABA Journal is putting the Blawg 100 head-to-head in a round of voting.

Well, we have felt the love and we currently stand in 1st place! We are just barely ahead of “Above the Law” (which has an advantage due to the ABA Journal’s design of its voting pages into separate categories – their blog is on the main voting page and ours is not. Many folks have emailed saying they couldn’t find ours in the list; our blog is in the “Practice Specific” category; their’s is in the default “News” category.)

Voting continues until the end of this month – so please vote if you can. It’s a tight race against some tough competition – so every vote counts. To help you navigate the ABA Journal’s voting framework, here are the three steps you should take:

1. Register to vote – it’s free (if you’re an ABA member, your ABA id/password won’t work for the ABA Journal’s site).

2. Take your User Name and password – you will create these when you register – and log-in. This may happen automatically when you click on the link within the email sent to you after you register.

3. Now vote in this “Practice Specific” category by scrolling down to the description of our blog – 2nd blog from the bottom – and clicking the “plus sign” in the box to the left of it (if you don’t see a “plus sign,” you’re not logged-in). If you can’t find our blog, you’re probably in the default “News” category. Click on over to the “Practice Specific” category to find ours…

If you’re having troubles, please shoot me an email and let me know. Thanks for the support!

A Campaign Video: Bringing It!

Enjoy this silly video seeking votes – it’s only 30-seconds long:

SEC to Adopt New Executive Compensation Rules Next Wednesday

Yesterday, the SEC issued a notice that it will hold an open Commission meeting next Wednesday, 12/16 to consider adoption of its executive compensation and other corporate governance proposals. It’s unknown at this time whether they will apply to the upcoming proxy season.

We’ll be covering these new rules in our January 27th webcast – “The Latest Developments: Your Upcoming Proxy Disclosures – What You Need to Do Now!” – featuring Mark Borges, Alan Dye, Dave Lynn and Ron Mueller. As all memberships expire at the end of this month, renew now or try a no-risk trial to catch this webcast.

– Broc Romanek