Monthly Archive:: March 2014

Shareholder Proposals: SEC Staff’s Role

Description of Corp Fin’s role in processing no-action letter requests to exclude shareholder proposals from proxy statements.

Sober Reenactment: SEC’s Cybersecurity Roundtable

Playful reenactment of the SEC’s cybersecurity roundtable held on March 26th. 8 roles played by one actor…

How to File Video on the SEC’s EDGAR

Learn how video – & other multimedia – can be filed as a SEC document on EDGAR.

Cap’n Cashbags: Time to Enhance My Pay Package

Cap’n Cashbags – a CEO – just hanging out with his fellow CEO pals who serve on his board’s compensation committee – talking about

32 Cool Things About Prudential’s ’14 Proxy Statement

32 great ways that Prudential Financial enhances the usability of its 2014 proxy statement for shareholders.

Thanks for the Gumball Mickey – Winston & Strawn, Chicago

The fine lawyers at Winston & Strawn in Chicago pay homage to the old Hasbro TV commercial…

5 Cool Features of the “MyShares” Annual Shareholders Meeting App

ProxyCensus has an app for 1700 annual shareholders meetings – here’s how it works.

21 Cool Things About GE’s ’14 Proxy Statement

21 great ways that General Electric enhances the usability of its 2014 proxy statement for shareholders.

Analysis: ebay’s Annual Shareholders Meeting Website

From a design & usability perspective, analysis of ebay’s new site devoted to its 2014 annual shareholders meeting.

10 Silly Ways Towards Better Shareholder Engagement

These ten steps really might be effective tools to better engage your shareholders…or they might not…

Shareholder Proposals: One Proposal Limit

Under the SEC’s Rule 14a-8, proponents are only permitted to submit one proposal per year at a company.

Dramatic Risk Factors: Trading Volatility (Vol. 1)

In their SEC filings, companies are permitted to warn investors with “risk factors.” Many are boilerplate & silly. The following – “Trading Volatility” –

18 Cool Things About Coke’s ’14 Proxy Statement

18 great ways that The Coca-Cola Company enhances the usability of its 2014 proxy statement for shareholders.

Cap’n Cashbags: Wanna Ride My Corporate Jet?

Cap’n Cashbags – a CEO – just hanging out with his fellow CEO pals. They serve on his company’s compensation committee – a subset

8 “Behind the Scenes” Things: “The Daily Show” w/ Jon Stewart

“Young Money” author describes his experience being on “The Daily Show” as part of a TheCorporateCounsel.net podcast with Broc Romanek. The Green Room!

5 Reasons Why “SEC Staff as Insider Traders” Study Is Bogus

In February ’14, a new study became a media darling as it showed that trades by SEC Staffers produce abnormal returns – claiming Staffers

Delaware’s Newest Chief Justice: Leo Strine

A profile of Delaware’s newest Chief Justice – and why that matters for corporate law.