Publication: Corporate Secretary

First reported Jul 11 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 1 reports

Appointments: July 2014

Latest personnel moves at American Express, McGraw Hill Financial and McKesson1) Laureen Seeger has left the healthcare industry to become executive vice president and the new general counsel at American Express. She succeeds Louise Parent, who retired ... [Published Corporate Secretary - Jul 11 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 10 2014 - 1 reports

Quo(ta) vadis, Canada?

Main securities regulator proposes comply-or-explain board diversity that some believe will inevitably lead to quotasThis summer, as every year, Toronto’s financial and business elite will flock to their cottage retreats and gather at sunset around their ... [Published Corporate Secretary - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 10 2014 - 1 reports

Challenges of no-action letter requests

With the SEC restricting the reasons that companies can exclude shareholder resolutions from their proxies, more are turning to litigation, inviting other risksFor all the attention companies are devoting to shareholder engagement, this proxy season many ... [Published Corporate Secretary - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 08 2014 - 1 reports

Morality play

CVS Caremark's decision to cut tobacco plays to both ethical consumers and profit-minded investorsMost CEOs and boards focus on driving growth, raising revenue, pleasing shareholders and positioning the firm for a more profitable tomorrow. Doing the right ... [Published Corporate Secretary - Jul 08 2014]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 08 2014 - 1 reports

Field guide: the next generation of shareholder activists

As traditional M&A declines, new crop of activists is waging campaigns to control boardrooms sans huge stock positionsIn the hedge fund world, Julian Robertson’s Tiger Management spawned the Tiger Cubs, successors trained by the Old Guard who then adopted ... [Published Corporate Secretary - Jul 08 2014]
First reported Jul 01 2014 - Updated Jul 01 2014 - 1 reports

Court decision nullifies 3 NRLB recess appointments

Companies need to check how NLRB decisions issued from January 2012 to August 2013 affect their business, remembering decisions may be reissuedWith the issuance of its long-awaited decision in Noel Canning v. the NLRB on June 30, the Supreme Court invalidated ... [Published Corporate Secretary - Jul 01 2014]
First reported Jun 27 2014 - Updated Jun 27 2014 - 1 reports

Thinking through governance of foreign susbsidiaries

Increasing regulations and risks provide an impetus for companies to better plan exit strategies and delegations of authority when forming foreign entitiesManaging the corporate veil, which entails ensuring that an international corporation’s foreign ... [Published Corporate Secretary - Jun 27 2014]
First reported Jun 24 2014 - Updated Jun 24 2014 - 1 reports

Court ruling makes defense against class certification easier in fraud cases

Significantly, decision doesn’t reverse ‘fraud on the market,’ upholding investors’ ability to claim reliance on misleading public statementsOn June 23 the US Supreme Court issued its opinion in Halliburton v. Erica P. John Fund and made it a little easier ... [Published Corporate Secretary - Jun 24 2014]
First reported Jun 23 2014 - Updated Jun 23 2014 - 1 reports

Preparing boards for cybersecurity oversight

The breaches of consumer data at Target and Neiman Marcus this past holiday season further intensified the spotlight governance experts had already begun to shine on cybersecurity readiness at companies and the adequacy of board oversight of such ris ... [Published Corporate Secretary - Jun 23 2014]
Entities: Cyber Security, Risk, Cyber
First reported Jun 20 2014 - Updated Jun 20 2014 - 1 reports

Firms’ security programs lag cyber criminals’ prowess, says survey

Nearly half of participating companies lack formal plans to respond to insider incidents and fewer are taking legal action against such perpetratorsCyber criminals are staying one step ahead of corporations. Not only is the number of incidents increasing, ... [Published Corporate Secretary - Jun 20 2014]
First reported Jun 19 2014 - Updated Jun 19 2014 - 1 reports

Millstein Forum mulls evolving capital markets' impact on governance

Are companies at greater risk of becoming less responsive to equity investors' demands as debt becomes the more prevalent method of financing capital projects?Sometimes it's worth taking time to ponder the broader global market context for ideas about ... [Published Corporate Secretary - Jun 19 2014]
First reported Jun 17 2014 - Updated Jun 17 2014 - 1 reports

Ensuring independence and the right skills on boards

Director self-evaluations and using outside search firms to recruit newcomers can minimize perceptions of clubbiness on boards, says Millstein panelWhen it comes to characterizing how independent boards members are, describing board relationships as collegial ... [Published Corporate Secretary - Jun 17 2014]

Quotes

A comment from audience member Tim Smith, director of ESG shareholder engagement at Walden Asset Management, drove home Cross' remark. "If proponents see more companies pursuing litigation to stop proposals, they will push back with litigation and that will sour the relationships between shareholders and issuers" he warned
...management, budgeting and privacy requirements’ and if necessary, request help to understand new and evolving cybersecurity technologies, says Burg. "The board should ensure the organization has a chief security officer or chief information security officer to oversee the security program."

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Appointments: July 2014 [Published Corporate Secretary - Jul 11 2014]
Challenges of no-action letter requests [Published Corporate Secretary - Jul 10 2014]
Quo(ta) vadis, Canada? [Published Corporate Secretary - Jul 10 2014]
Field guide: the next generation of shareholder... [Published Corporate Secretary - Jul 08 2014]
Morality play [Published Corporate Secretary - Jul 08 2014]
Court decision nullifies 3 NRLB recess appointm... [Published Corporate Secretary - Jul 01 2014]
Thinking through governance of foreign susbsidi... [Published Corporate Secretary - Jun 27 2014]
Court ruling makes defense against class certi... [Published Corporate Secretary - Jun 24 2014]
Preparing boards for cybersecurity oversight [Published Corporate Secretary - Jun 23 2014]
Firms’ security programs lag cyber criminals’ p... [Published Corporate Secretary - Jun 20 2014]
Millstein Forum mulls evolving capital markets'... [Published Corporate Secretary - Jun 19 2014]
Ensuring independence and the right skills on b... [Published Corporate Secretary - Jun 17 2014]
Appointments: June 2014 [Published Corporate Secretary - Jun 13 2014]
Incentivizing whistleblowers to report internally [Published Corporate Secretary - Jun 12 2014]
FSLA lawsuits up on class action limits, rising... [Published Corporate Secretary - Jun 12 2014]
Risk committees becoming more prevalent on boar... [Published Corporate Secretary - Jun 06 2014]
Helping directors think differently [Published Corporate Secretary - Jun 06 2014]
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