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Previous Year 2014
07/16/2014 Rare Good News from the DRC?
07/16/2014 Are the Securities Laws a First Amendment Free Zone?
07/14/2014 Results of 2014 Proxy Season
07/14/2014 Informal SEC Staff Advice Excludes Chemical Compounds Manufactured from 3TG from Application of Conflict Minerals Rule
07/10/2014 The Auditors' "Little Speech" about Critical Audit Matters
06/30/2014 Does Transparency Cure Conflicts?
06/30/2014 EY Analysis of First Year of Conflict Minerals Reporting
06/27/2014 Say-on-Pay Failures more Common at Midsize Companies
06/25/2014 Are BODs Doing Appropriate Succession Planning?
06/23/2014 Corporate Gadflies Lead the Way on Shareholder Proposals in 2014
06/13/2014 Companies Involved in M&A Activity More Likely Targets of Cyberattacks
06/12/2014 SEC Employs New Tools to Detect Earnings Manipulation and Other Illegal Activity
06/11/2014 DealBook Column Addresses Role of Counsel
06/11/2014 PCAOB Adopts New Standard and Amendments Regarding Related-Party and Unusual Transactions
06/06/2014 Proxy Advisory Firm Guidance Expected, Again
06/05/2014 New Revenue Recognition Standard
06/04/2014 NGOs React to Conflict Minerals Reports
06/04/2014 Direct to court for shareholder proposals? The Finale
05/30/2014 Petitions for Rehearing En Banc Filed in Conflict Minerals Cases
05/27/2014 WSJ Reports Very Few Know Much About their Conflict Minerals
05/14/2014 No Surprise --D.C. Circuit Rejects Motion for Stay of Conflict Minerals Rules
05/06/2014 NAM Requests Stay From Appeals Court on Conflict Minerals Rule
05/02/2014 SEC Denies Petition for Stay of Entire Conflict Minerals Rule; Stays Only Portion of Rule
04/30/2014 NAM Petitions SEC to Stay Conflict Minerals Rule
04/29/2014 SEC Finally Speaks on Conflict Minerals Decision
04/29/2014 WSJ Reports SEC Preparing to Implement Almost All of Conflict Minerals Rules
04/28/2014 Two SEC Commissioners Speak their Minds about Conflict Minerals
04/22/2014 SEC Tells us How to Tweet a Legend
04/14/2014 SEC's Conflict Minerals Rules Struck Down in Part on First Amendment Grounds
04/11/2014 Announcements from Corp Fin re Procedure Changes
04/08/2014 SEC Posts New Conflict Minerals CDIs
03/31/2014 The Conference Board's Proposal for Improved Company-Shareholder Relations
03/28/2014 Commissioner Gallagher Takes on Shareholders Proposals by Corporate Gadflies
03/18/2014 Is Victory No. 3 a Nail in the Coffin for Direct-to-Court Strategy for Shareholder Proposals...or Just a Pyrrhic Victory?
03/13/2014 Recent Activist Victories Tarnish Direct-to-Court Strategy for Excluding Shareholder Proposals
03/11/2014 EU Releases Conflict Minerals Proposal
03/03/2014 Will the Courts Become the New Battleground for Exclusion of Shareholder Proposals?
03/03/2014 SEC's Top Agenda Items
02/14/2014 Director Disqualification Bylaws
02/06/2014 Corp Fin Financial Reporting Manual Updates Guidance for Critical Accounting Estimate Disclosure for IPOs
02/06/2014 PCAOB Nixes Mandatory Auditor Rotation
02/05/2014 AICPA Issues FAQs Regarding Audits of Conflict Minerals Reports
02/04/2014 SEC Staff to Continue to Focus on MD&A in 2014
02/03/2014 New Protocol for Discussions Between Boards and Institutional Shareholders
01/31/2014 For Your Friday Afternoon Amusement...
01/29/2014 WSJ Notes Increased Defensive Activity by Companies as Protection Against Activists
01/27/2014 SEC Charges KPMG with Auditor Independence Violations
01/27/2014 SEC Asking Companies More about Overseas Taxes
01/23/2014 Podcast with Intel's Director of Corporate Citizenship re Conflict Minerals
01/23/2014 Post-Restatement Rebuilding Actions
01/22/2014 WSJ on Proxy Season Themes
01/16/2014 Big Disparity in Views of Directors and Investors on Executive Pay
01/15/2014 CII Petitions SEC for Universal Proxy
01/15/2014 PCAOB Warning Triggers Tougher Audits and More Focus on Internal Controls
01/07/2014 Judges Reportedly Skeptical of Conflict Minerals Rules in Appeal Hearing Today

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