October 2, 2012

Course Materials Now Available: Over 40 Sets of Talking Points!

For the many of you that have registered for our Conferences coming up in less than one week, we have posted the Course Materials (attendees received a special ID/PW yesterday via email that will enable you to access them; but copies will be available in New Orleans). The Course Materials are better than ever before – with over 40 sets of talking points comprising 160 pages of practical guidance. We don’t serve typical conference fare (ie. voluminous memos and rule releases); our conference materials consist of practical bullets and examples. Our expert speakers certainly have gone the extra mile this year!

For those seeking CLE credit, here’s a list of states in which credit is available for watching the Conferences live in New Orleans and by video webcast. And for those attending by watching video online, you can test your access now.

Act Now: As happens so often, there is now a mad rush for folks to register for these Conferences that begin next Monday, October 8th. With an aggregate of over 50 panels (including the “20th Annual NASPP Conference”), if these Conferences don’t help get you prepared for the upcoming proxy season, nothing will. You can either register for the three days of the “20th Annual NASPP Conference” (in New Orleans) – or the two days of the “7th Annual Proxy Disclosure Conference” & “Say-on-Pay Workshop: 9th Annual Executive Compensation Conference” (in New Orleans or by video webcast, or a combination of both). Register Now.

NYSE Amends Its Compensation Committee Proposal From Last Week

Here’s news from Kyoko Takahashi Lin and Ning Chiu in this Davis Polk blog:

The NYSE has published an updated rule filing submitted to the SEC on the recent proposed listing standards related to compensation committees. The rule filing notes that “Amendment No. 1 corrects a single error in the rule text in Exhibit 5 as originally filed. The error was in Section 303A.00 under the heading ‘Transition Periods for Compensation Committee Requirements.'”

To be clear, listed companies will have until the earlier of their first annual meeting after January 15, 2014, or October 31, 2014, to comply with the new director independence standards with respect to compensation committees. Other proposed changes, including those related to compensation committee advisers, will become operative on July 1, 2013.

Transcript: “Hot Topics for Smaller Company Legal Depts”

We have posted the transcript for our recent webcast: “Hot Topics for Smaller Company Legal Depts.”

– Broc Romanek