Institutional investor proposals call for greater board diversity

Feb 27, 2015 By: Pamela S. Park

Companies without female directors are facing mounting pressure from a group of institutional investors to increase their boards’ diversity.

Companies look to virtual annual meetings to cut costs, increase turnout

Feb 6, 2015 By: Pamela S. Park

Companies are increasingly holding their annual shareholders’ meetings online rather than in-person as a means to reduce costs and increase investor participation.

Amid criticism, some CEOs voluntarily reducing pay

Dec 4, 2014 By: Pamela S. Park

In the midst of criticism from shareholders and commentators over excessive CEO pay, some executives are voluntarily choosing to reduce their compensation

Global Healthcare becomes latest REIT to face shareholder activism

Nov 7, 2014 By: Pamela S. Park

Although the real estate investment trust sector has not traditionally been a target of activist investors, that appears to be changing.

SEC chair highlights importance of women in the boardroom

Sep 19, 2014 By: Pamela S. Park

SEC Chair Mary Jo White has also weighed in on the importance of including women on corporate boards.

Proxy supplements seek shareholder support for say-on-pay proposals

Apr 17, 2014 By: Pamela S. Park

With mandatory say-on-pay votes in their fourth year, issuers are actively advocating to justify their compensation structures to shareholders.

Shareholders consider political spending and lobbying disclosure proposals

Mar 25, 2014 By: Pamela S. Park

(Editor’s Note: This post is an excerpt from an article appearing in Practitioner Insights on WestlawNext) Political spending and lobbying disclosures are again

Disney makes case for shareholder support at annual meeting

Mar 6, 2014 By: Pamela S. Park

In advance of its March 18 annual meeting, The Walt Disney Co. is attempting to persuade shareholders to vote “yes” on its say-on-pay proposal, and to vote against shareholders’ proposals on proxy access and change-in-control payments.