September 13, 2012

3 Weeks Until Combined “Proxy Disclosure Conference” and “Say-on-Pay Workshop”

With just a few weeks left, your colleagues are registering in droves for the combined pair of “7th Annual Proxy Disclosure Conference” & “Say-on-Pay Workshop: 9th Annual Executive Compensation Conference” that will be held October 8-9th in New Orleans and via Live Nationwide Video Webcast. Here is our list of states for which the Conferences are eligible for CLE.

Did you know that approximately 2000 people attend this Conference every year? And the vast majority of our attendees are in-house. They have figured out that we work hard to ensure that the panels are practical and that you leave with valuable knowledge – and new friends. If you haven’t been to our Conferences before, give it a try – particularly this year when New Orleans needs the tourism dollars. Here are the agendas for the event. Register Now.

In my capacity as the DJ for our Conferences – “Dr. Broc” – I’ll soon be putting together my set list. Here’s a sampling of last year’s set list. Feel free to send suggestions…

Congress Delays Bill to Increase Executive Power Over Independent Regulatory Agencies

I almost can’t write about this stuff anymore. I don’t like being so negative. But how are agencies supposed to be “independent” when Congress controls the purse strings – and now some in Congress want to ramp up the President’s oversight of these agencies through the `Independent Agency Regulatory Analysis Act of 2012,’ as noted in this DealBook article. And again, they are trying to get a bill passed without any hearings!

Lots of folks oppose this #badidea, as noted in these letters from:group of unions, Coalition for Sensible Safeguards, Better Markets and Americans for Financial Reform. Last night, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs decided to punt the vote until after the November election.

I just announced a webcast – “How the SEC Really Works” – in which you will learn how the various offices within the SEC work and the real role of the SEC Commissioners, etc. You also will learn how members of Congress (and their Staff) interact with the SEC.

The Second Deal Cube Tourney: Round One; 12th Match

As noted in these rules (and keep sending more pics for the next tourney), please vote for two of the following four cubes below:

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