It has now been two months since shareholders were able to render advisory votes on the executive compensation provided at their publicly-held companies in accordance with rules adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) in January 2011 (“Say-On-Pay”). These rules were promulgated under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Reform Act”).  Our Say-On-Pay Site provides periodic blogs on Say-on-Pay developments, along with an overview of the applicable rules and requirements, and there are also Say-On-Pay voting results and statistics which we have been updating and posting on a daily basis. Continue Reading The Latest Results and Trends after Second Month of Say-on-Pay Voting

On Thursday, July 15, 2010, the Senate passed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act by a vote of 60-39. The bill passed in the House of Representatives on June 30, 2010. The legislation is expected to be signed into law by President Obama next week. The Dodd-Frank Act introduces wide-ranging reforms of the US financial regulatory system. The legislation calls for hundreds of rulemakings and studies, so the full impact will not be known for many years.Continue Reading Senate Passes Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act