Interesting articles

 

December

Will the C-suite see a “Great Reshuffling” in 2022?

 

Hamermesh, Jacobs, and Strine on “Optimizing The World’s Leading Corporate Law”: Part 1 Controlling Shareholders–Plus Lipton

 

Retail icon Mickey Drexler on breaking up department stores: “I don’t get it.”

 

Morse Code or Carrier Pigeon

 

Retail ESG Activism: There’s an App For That

 

Google’s Incognito Mode And Activist Investor Laws

 

ICYMI: 23 states file comment opposing DOL’s proposed rule that “promotes a social activist agenda over the interests of employees, retirees, and other retirement fund beneficiaries.”

 

BlackRock’s 2022 Executive Compensation Policies: Director Accountability for Pay-for-Performance

 

“Sustainable” Companies Face Increased Pressure to Justify the Sustainability Label Amid Investor Challenges and Demands for Greater Risk Assessment and Disclosure

 

Top CEO worry for 2022: Job security

 

The Most Overpaid and Underpaid Boards

 

Four Delaware rulings from 2021 that could shape M&A litigation

 

Some Thoughts for Boards of Directors in 2022

 

Every CEO Should Follow Mark Zuckerberg’s Stock-Trading Example

 

Milwaukee Bucks owner Marc Lasry airballs his first activist investor bid

 

Activist hedge fund furious after ‘juvenile’ attack by activist investors

 

Statement of Commissioner Elad L. Roisman

 

2022 Proxy Advisor Policy Updates

 

SEC Resets the Shareholder Proposal Process

 

CLIENT ALERT: SEC Proposes New Rules That Would Require Disclosure of Security-Based Swap Positions Within One Business Day of Exceeding Reporting Threshold

 

Activist investing: forget hedge funds, leave it to private investors

 

BlackRock updated its 2022 voting policies, with a summary and detail, and analysis from Alliance Advisors and The Corporate Counsel

ISS Announces 2022 Benchmark Policy Updates

 

Analysts ponder whether activist fund Elliott is more in need of a ‘shake-up’ than the firms it invests in

 

Monks and Minow Comment to DOL/EBPA on Pension Fund Fiduciary Proxy Voting and ESG

 

Activist Insight interviews 85 year-old Carl Icahn – “We’re not going away”

Drinks With The Deal: Eduardo Gallardo of Gibson Dunn

 

Engine No.1 CEO Jennifer Grancio on the firm’s new approach after winning the battle against Exxon

 

When Companies Fire Their Auditors, Timing Is Clue to Future Trouble

 

Voting Matters 2021: Are asset managers using their proxy votes for action on environmental and social issues?

 

SEC Open Meeting: Buybacks Disclosure & Insider Trading on Agenda for Next Wednesday!

 

ISS Announces 2022 Benchmark Policy Updates

 

Startup helping retail investors wage activist campaigns against Apple and JPMorgan raises $10 million

 

How to Lose $2 Billion in 10 Years: Unpaid Bills Pile Up for Former Hedge-Fund Star

 

ESG Investing Poses No ‘Significant’ Cost to Investors

 

Here’s One Way Shareholders Can Get Companies to Act on Global Warming

 

November

CLIENT ALERT: Delaware Chancery Court Decision Highlights Newfound Importance of Delivering Nomination Notices Well Ahead of Advance Notice Deadlines

 

SHAREHOLDER ACTIVISTS SUE CALIFORNIA OVER RADICAL BOARD OF DIRECTOR RULES

 

Engine No. 1 Expects More Activist ESG Campaigns

 

Pros & Cons For Dual-Class Shares

 

Are Electric Vehicles Meme Stocks or Long-Term ESG Investments?

 

Right-Wing ESG Fund Touts First Year Results

 

The Intrinsic Futility of ES(G) Investing

 

VOTE: ESG Activism in an ETF

 

Shareholder Proposals: Staff Legal Bulletin No. 14L (CF)

 

Politan Capital Management Has Roughly $900 Million Stake in Centene

 

BlackRock hires Joele Frank’s Roe as stewardship head for the Americas-memo

 

Shareholder Proposals: Staff Legal Bulletin No. 14L (CF)

 

Boom Or Kaboom? M&A Is Hitting Records – But Some Activists ‘Just Say No’

 

ISS Launches Open Comment Period for 2022 Proposed Benchmark Voting Policy Changes

 

Chris Hohn: from hedge fund moneymaker to climate crusty

 

New essay by me: The Three Faces of Control. And, also, a new paper by Hamermesh, Jacobs, and Strine that is really required reading.

 

The Surprising Reason That
Allocators Are Embracing ESG

 

Stockholder Nominees Barred For Noncompliance With “Clear Day” Advance Notice Bylaw

 

ISS ESG Launches Collaborative Engagement Services

 

SEC Adopts New Contested Election Rules

 

SEC Staff Issues New Shareholder Proposal Guidance, Rescinding 2017-2019 Guidance

 

SEC proposes to undo key provisions of 2020 proxy advisory firm rules

 

Shareholders Begin to Discuss Fairness in Proxy Voting Guidelines

 

Shareholder Proposals: Staff Legal Bulletin No. 14L (CF)

 

Loews: Court Awards Former Boardwalk Unitholders $690 Million >L

 

Activist investors raise bets on retailers and other consumer cyclicals-filings

 

Of Owners and Ownership

 

Debate: Is ‘Woke Capitalism’ A Threat To Democracy?

 

A Win for Environmental and Social Shareholder Proponents? Corp Fin Issues SLB 14L, Rescinding Prior SLBs on Economic Relevance and Ordinary Business Exclusions

 

Engaging with State Street Global Advisors

 

Have you reviewed your bylaws lately?

 

The SEC Backs Off on Proxy Advisory Firms

 

 

October

CLIENT ALERT: BlackRock’s Recent Move to Transfer Voting Power to its Institutional Investors Could Benefit Shareholder Activists in Election Contests

 

11 CFO tips for riding the rising tide in ESG activism

 

Advance Notice Bylaws: Caution Required

 

Glass Lewis Launches Equity Plan Advisory Service

 

Today’s Tech Founders Don’t Just Own the Company. They’re Also Getting Huge Pay Packages

 

Manufacturers Fight SEC’s About-Face on Proxy Advisory Rule

 

US DEPARTMENT OF LABOR PROPOSES RULE TO REMOVE BARRIERS TO CONSIDERING ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL, GOVERNANCE FACTORS IN PLAN MANAGEMENT

 

ESG, Diversity & Activism with Olshan’s Elizabeth Gonzalez-Sussman

 

“Queen of Good Corporate Governance” Nell Minow on the Best of Times and Worst of Times of Capitalism

 

Shareholder activism is evolving—is your board ready?

 

Director Pay Trends 2021

 

Chancery Court bars dissident director nominees from the ballot for advance notice non-disclosure

 

Activist Investors: Setting the Pace on ESG

 

Getting heard on climate: small investors take on big companies

 

Corporate Lawyers Discuss The Accuracy of Succession and The Roy Family’s Brewing Legal Battle

 

Manufacturers Fight SEC’s About-Face on Proxy Advisory Rule

 

Robinhood’s New Proxy Platform Battles Investor Apathy

 

In corporate crackdown, U.S. SEC takes aim at executive pay

 

Navigating the Landscape of ESG-Related Shareholder Litigation

 

SEC reopens comment period for its Dodd-Frank clawback rule

 

Employee Ownership 2022 Proposals

 

Roundup of Director Overboarding Policies