Shearman And Sterling

Event July 17, 2020

Practicing Law Institute (PLI) Forum: Understanding the Securities Laws 2020

  • Webinar

Partner Gillian Emmett Moldowan (New York – Compensation, Governance & ERISA) participated as a speaker at PLI’s Understanding the Securities Laws 2020 conference in New York. Her discussion is titled “Proxy Solicitations in an Age of Corporate Activism,” and she spoke about:

  • Review of the regulatory scheme for proxy solicitations
  • Contents of the annual meeting proxy statement
  • Takeaways from the initial season of the SEC’s new protocol for handling shareholder proposals
  • Proxy contests and shareholder activism
  • Proxy statements as communications tools: an update on formatting and presentation
  • Developments in compensation and corporate governance disclosures
  • Regulation of proxy advisors