June 15, 2020

Our “Proxy Disclosure” & “Executive Pay” Conferences: Now Three Days! With Bill Hinman!

We’ve just added Bill Hinman – Director of the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance – as another top-notch speaker at our popular conferences – the “Proxy Disclosure Conference” & “17th Annual Executive Compensation Conference” – which will now be held entirely virtually, September 21-23rd. We’ve offered a Live Nationwide Video Webcast for our conferences for years – one of the only events to do so – and we’re excited to build on that platform and make your digital experience better than ever. Act now to get an “early bird” discount – here’s the registration information. Here are the agendas – 18 panels over three days.

Among the panels are:

– Bill Hinman Speaks: The Latest from the SEC

– The SEC All-Stars: A Frank Pay Disclosure Conversation

– The SEC All-Stars: Q&A

– Pay-for-Performance: What Matters Now

– Pay-for-Performance: Q&A

– Directors in the Crosshairs: Pay, Diversity & More

– Dave & Marty: True or False?

– Pay Ratio: Latest Developments

– 162(m): Where Things Stand

– Clawbacks: What to Do Now

– Dealing with the Complexities of Perks

– How to Handle Negative Proxy Advisor Recommendations

– Human Capital: The Compensation Committee’s Role

– The Big Kahuna: Your Burning Questions Answered

– The SEC All-Stars: The Bleeding Edge

– The Top Compensation Consultants Speak

– Navigating ISS & Glass Lewis

– Hot Topics: 50 Practical Nuggets in 60 Minutes

PPP Loans: Media Giants Seek to Compel Disclosure of Borrowers

A lawsuit filed last week by The Washington Post, Bloomberg, The New York Times, Dow Jones and Pro Publica in a D.C. federal court seeks an order compelling the SBA to produce that information pursuant to outstanding FOIA requests submitted by the companies. The SBA has been slow-walking these requests, and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin recently said that the identities of PPP borrowers won’t be disclosed. He appears to be hanging his hat on Exemption 4 from FOIA.

I guess we’ll see. I’m no FOIA expert, but if the question is whether information about the identity of a private borrower & loan amount are required to be disclosed under a FOIA request, the answer that I’ve seen from lawyers who’ve looked at the issue is yes, that information must be disclosed.

Transcript: “Politcal Spending – What Now?”

We have posted the transcript for our recent webcast: “Political Spending – What Now?”

John Jenkins