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September 19, 2013
Yesterday the SEC proposed the controversial pay-disparity rules that will require companies to disclose the median annual total compensation of all employees and the ratio of that median to the annual total compensation of the company’s CEO. Click for a few features of the proposed rules we found interesting.
Client Alert
July 11, 2013
April 10, 2013

Kutak Rock attorney Mark E. Lasee has penned an article titled "LLCs Taxed as S Corporations: Drilling Down Into the Tax Code Reveals Pitfalls" for the April 2013 issue of Arizona Attorney magazine.

April 4, 2013
April 4, 2013
April 2, 2013

With the independence rules now finalized by the compensation committee, there are only four corporate governance, compensation, and disclosure-related rules left to be promulgated by the SEC under Dodd-Frank.

Client Alert
February 19, 2013

Kutak Rock attorneys C. David McDaniel and Geoffrey D. Neal have published an article in the Winter 2013 issue of The Arkansas Lawyer magazine titled "JOBS Act Seeks to Ease Restrictions on Access to Capital for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses."  A link to the article, which is reprinted with the permission of the Arkansas Bar Association, is included.

January 24, 2013

The SEC has approved NYSE and Nasdaq rules regarding compensation committee and compensation adviser independence which will be applicable to all listed companies other than controlled companies. The new rules were approved substantially as proposed.

Client Alert
August 24, 2012
The SEC on Wednesday adopted new rules that will require companies to disclose if they use “conflict minerals”—generally tantalum, tin, gold and tungsten—from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and other neighboring countries in Africa. The new measure requires companies to make a reasonable effort to determine the origin of the specified metals used in their products.
Client Alert
June 18, 2012
Last week the SEC issued final rules regarding the independence of compensation committee members and their advisors. However, the actual independence standards for committee members (really the key aspect of the rules) are delegated to the stock exchanges to propose within 90 days and finalize within a year. For more information, read this client alert.
Client Alert
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