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ISS Releases 2014 Voting Policies and Announces New Longer-Term Consultations

ISS Releases 2014 Voting Policies and Announces New Longer-Term Consultations By David A.  Katz Trevor S.  Norwitz David E.  Kahan Sabastian V.  Niles S.  Iliana Ongun           Institutional Shareholder Services Inc.  (ISS) recently published its 2014 Corporate Governance Policy Updates, which would apply … Continue reading

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Developments Regarding Gender Diversity on Public Boards

October 31, 2013 Corporate Governance Update: Developments Regarding Gender Diversity on Public Boards David A. Katz and Laura A. McIntosh While the number of women directors on U.S. public company boards has not risen dramatically since 2012, the issue of … Continue reading

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Activism and Short-Termism; the Real World of Business

This article was written by Martin Lipton, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz October 25, 2013 Empiricism and Experience; Activism and Short-Termism; the Real World of Business  Harvard Law School Professor Lucian Bebchuk believes that shareholders should be able to control … Continue reading

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Canadian Securities Administrators Intend to Regulate Proxy Advisory Firms

September 25, 2013 Canadian Securities Administrators Intend to Regulate Proxy Advisory Firms           The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA), an umbrella organization of Canada’s provincial and territorial securities regulators, recently issued an update on their ongoing, consultative process concerning possible regulation of … Continue reading

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Shareholder Activism Gone Mainstream

Corporate Governance Update: The Mainstream Shareholder Activism in 2013 David A. Katz and Laura A. McIntosh David A. Katz is a partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. Laura A. McIntosh is a consulting attorney for the firm. The views … Continue reading

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Hedge Fund Activism

The following is commentary written by Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Kratz regarding Harvard professor Lucian Bebchuk’s article on shareholder-centric corporate governance.    Essentially Bebchuk loves all shareholder activism and believes empirical evidence proves his point.  WLRK argue this is not … Continue reading

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Current Thoughts About Activism

by Martin Lipton, Steven A. Rosenblum, Sabastian V. Niles A long-term oriented, well-functioning and responsible private sector is the country’s core engine for economic growth, national competitiveness, real innovation and sustained employment.  Prudent reinvestment of corporate profits into research and development, capital projects … Continue reading

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Role of the Board of Directors And Management

The following summary was developed by the Business Roundtable. Board of Directors The board of directors is responsible for oversight of management’s strategy and performance. Its role is to make decisions in the best interests of the corporation’s shareholders, taking … Continue reading

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Gender Diversity on Public Company Boards

September 27, 2012 By David A. Katz and Laura A. McIntosh The issue of gender diversity in the corporate boardroom has risen to new prominence in the wake of recent efforts to impose quotas for women directors for companies in … Continue reading

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Important Questions About Activist Hedge Funds

The following was written by WLRK and  is re-posted here with permission. March 8, 2013 Important Questions About Activist Hedge Funds           In what can only be considered a form of extortion, activist hedge funds are preying on American corporations to … Continue reading

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