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