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Brian JM Quinn
Say-on-Pay for Merger-Related Golden Parachutes

While the annual advisory say-on-pay vote has been the subject of quite a bit of discussion, the new requirement for advisory votes on merger-related golden parachutes has not be the subject of much attention. For deal lawyers, though, it is likely...

The Conference Board
In First Year of Say on Pay, Is Shareholder Dialogue Progressing?

The fact that as of June 1, 31 companies out of more than 1,600 have reported shareholders have voted down executive compensation plans (of those a majority are small- and mid-cap companies) doesn't begin to tell the story of the first year of...

Howard Sklar & Thomas Fox
This Week in the FCPA # 6 (June 6, 2011) by Thomas Fox & Howard Sklar

Among the topics that Thomas Fox and Howard Sklar discuss this week: Cheryl Scarboro's departure from the SEC to join Simpson Thacher, the House Judiciary Committee's examination of upgrades to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, KPMG's...

Thomas Fox
Preet Bharara on the Principles of Ethics, Integrity and Corporate Culture

At the recent Compliance Week 2011 Conference one of the Key Note Speakers was Preet Bharara, United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York. His topic was the general principles of ethics, integrity and corporate culture. I found his...

Ted Connolly
United States Needs Taxes to Run; Why Won't the Richest Pay

Adam Smith (1723-1790), a man upon whose writings and philosophy America was built, said: " The subjects of every state ought to contribute towards the support of the government, as nearly as possible, in proportion to their respective abilities...

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Thomas Fox
House Judiciary Committee FCPA Hearing: An Opportunity for Greater Information

In a recent post on the FCPA Blog , attorney Michael Volkov reported that the US House Judiciary Committee was planning an oversight hearing on the Justice Department's enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). House Judiciary...