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U.S. House Approves Proxy Advisor Reform Bill (12/21/2017)

On December 20, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 238-182 to approve H.R. 4015, the "Corporate Governance Reform and Transparency Act of 2017," which would direct the Securities and Exchange Commission to regulate proxy advisory firms. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) and Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY), passed with bipartisan support, with 12 Democrats joining almost all the House Republicans to vote for the legislation. 

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House Committee Approves Financial Regulatory Legislation (5/5/2017)

On May 4, the the U.S. House Financial Services Committee voted to approve the Financial CHOICE Act of 2017, a wide-ranging bill that seeks to repeal significant portions of the Dodd-Frank Act. While most of the CHOICE Act relates to the financial sector, the 591-page bill includes various sections that would impact the disclosure or corporate governance practices of most public companies.


SEC Cracks Down on Non-GAAP Metrics (5/20/2016)

On May 17, 2016, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission issued new and revised Compliance & Disclosure Interpretations that relate to Regulation G and the reporting of non-GAAP financial measures by companies, and will have a significant impact on earnings releases.


Lawmakers Consider Bill to Regulate Proxy Advisors (5/18/2016)

On May 17, 2016, the U.S. House Financial Services Committee held a hearing on a draft bill, the “Proxy Advisory Firm Reform Act of 2016,” which would require the Securities and Exchange Commission to impose new registration and disclosure requirements on proxy advisory firms



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