Arthur Meyers and John Pitfield Speak on SEC’s New Rules

Choate Speaking Engagement

 | February 4, 2010

 | Arthur Meyers and John Pitfield

Event:  February Meeting
Organization:  National Association of Stock Plan Professionals, Boston
Location:  Framingham


Choate presented at Boston NASPP’s February panel on new rules for proxy statement disclosures.  Moderated by Arthur Meyers and including John Pitfield, this panel reviewed the SEC's recently approved new rules to enhance proxy statement disclosure which will affect most companies during the 2010 proxy season.  In light of these new rules, companies should assess their current compensation and governance practices and begin to promptly take steps to ensure that the new rules will be properly reflected in their next proxy statement. This panel discussed the new rules, addressing the following and other related items:

  • Enhanced disclosure of relationship between compensation policies and corporate risk
  • Changes to the reporting of equity awards
  • Enhanced disclosure about directors and director nominees
  • Additional disclosure about board leadership structure
  • Additional disclosure about compensation consultants
  • Reporting on Form 8-K of voting results from shareholder meetings

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