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What CEOs Need to Know About New Governance Developments

Under section 14A of Dodd-Frank, shareholder votes on executive compensation are now mandatory for all public companies. 2011 was the policies first year and it seems as if investors will largely back executive pay plans. Companies who held votes had a passage rate of 98.5 percent.

James R. Copland Governance , Governance/Compliance , Legal August 12 2011

CEO’s Legal Lament

It’s hard to play a game when the rules keep changing

Richard A. Epstein Governance/Compliance , Legal October 14 2009
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The Sanctity of Contracts in a World of Bailouts

Are the employment contracts of firms receiving bailout funds immune from government revision? Major public dustups have an unsettling way of forcing CEOs, who are often in the line of fire, to ponder fundamental questions about the structure of this nation’s economic order.

Richard A. Epstein CEO Compensation , Governance/Compliance , Legal June 22 2009

The Employee No Choice Act

Now that Barack Obama has won the presidency and Democrats control both houses of Congress, a major sea change in [...]

Richard A. Epstein Election Center , Governance/Compliance , Legal December 12 2008

The PRICE of REGULATION

Prescriptive mandates, critics charge, are often worse than the ailment.

Russ Banham Governance/Compliance , Legal , Regulatory April 22 2010

The Lead Weight of Litigation

The refusal to engage in legal reform puts brand “America” at risk.

Steven B. Hantler Governance/Compliance , Legal November 24 2009
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Are You a Federal Criminal?

Are we relying on the rule of law or the judgment of men to protect our liberty?

JP Donlon Governance/Compliance , Legal November 3 2009
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Why Legal Reform Must Be a Part of Healthcare Reform

According to Dr. Stuart Weinstein of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, we could save at least $200 billion a year from simple legal reforms.

JP Donlon Governance/Compliance , Legal September 15 2009

Patents’ Prince Charming

There are 2.2 million U.S. patents in force and less than 10 percent of them are generating any licensing revenue. Jay Walker thinks his latest venture will awaken our economy’s “Sleeping Beauty” patents, which can be leveraged as springboards to innovation, business expansion and greater economic competitiveness.

JP Donlon Business Intelligence , Legal May 9 2014

Increasing Liability Risks Threaten Growth and Trouble Boards

A study conducted by Lloyds, a London based insurance market, reveals that board members are increasingly concerned about the increasing [...]

Fayazuddin A Shirazi Governance/Compliance , Legal July 29 2008

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