Think tank asks companies to weigh risks of using politically aligned media for ads

Jan 20, 2017 By: Daniel Rice

A conservative think tank has submitted a shareholder proposal at several companies asking them to report on the risks associated with advertising

Delaware fee-shifting ban also applies to claims filed elsewhere, court says

Jan 7, 2017 By: Daniel Rice

The Delaware General Corporation Law’s prohibition of bylaws that shift attorney fees to shareholders in corporate litigation applies even to claims filed

Lockheed Martin joins list of companies preemptively adopting proxy access

Oct 7, 2016 By: Nana Ama Sarfo

Aerospace and defense company Lockheed Martin Corp. has granted shareholders proxy access, joining a recent slew of companies that have preemptively addressed

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.

Corporate Governance Issues for 2015

Dec 18, 2014 By: Holly J. Gregory

In her regular column on corporate governance, Holly Gregory explores the issues that will define the state of corporate governance in the year ahead, including shareholder activism, litigation and protectionism, ISS policy changes and key focus areas for board oversight in 2015.

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.

General warranty policies and agreements

Oct 28, 2014 By: Alan Gutterman

While specific requirements must be adhered with respect to consumer warranties, warranty issues arise in any sale and purchase of goods transaction

Drafting effective and legally compliant consumer warranties

Oct 23, 2014 By: Alan Gutterman

Clients involved in consumer sales transactions need to be mindful of all the federal and state law requirements applicable to consumer warranties

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