July 9, 2013

Take Two Video: “How to Attend Conferences”

Your time is too valuable to waste during a prime networking opportunity like a conference. Plan ahead to maximize your conference experience – and have more fun to boot! Below is my ten cents in this “Take Two Video” about “How to Attend Conferences.” I’m going to take my own advice and meet 10 new people during the Society of Corporate Secretaries Annual Conference that kicks off tomorrow:

One topic at the conference surely will be whether to adopt an exclusive forum bylaw now – here is a “Quick Survey of Exclusive Forum Bylaws” for you to weigh in anonymously…

California’s Department of Corporations Renamed: “Department of Business Oversight”

As noted in this blog by Keith Bishop, the California Department of Corporations and the Department of Financial Institutions have “merged” to form the Department of Business Oversight in accordance with the Governor’s reorganization of state departments.

Following up on yesterday’s blog about “Does Congress or the PCAOB Oversee the Auditors?,” the House passed a bill last night that would bar the PCAOB from mandating auditor rotation, as noted in FEI’s blog.

More on our “Proxy Season Blog”

We continue to post new items regularly on our “Proxy Season Blog” for members. Members can sign up to get that blog pushed out to them via email whenever there is a new entry by simply inputting their email address on the left side of that blog. Here are some of the latest entries:

– Shareholder Proposals: Leadership Changes
– Proxy Access Proposal Barely Passes at Verizon
– Law Mandates CalPERS/CalSTRS Support Shareholder Proposals Supporting Religious Minorities
– Audit Committee Disclosure Trends
– European Commission Moves on ESG Reporting

– Broc Romanek