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Proxy Access

NYC Comptroller's New Program To Let Shareholders Have More Say On Who Serves On Corporate Boards

Nell Minow | Posted 11.12.2014 | New York
Nell Minow

How "independent" can directors be if the insiders not only determine who serves on the board and how long they serve, but also how much they get paid and what information they receive?

The Upcoming Showdown on Shareholder Proxy Access

Guhan Subramanian | Posted 09.10.2012 | Business
Guhan Subramanian

Shareholder proxy access is one of the most hotly debated topics in all of business law. Who's right? We can gain some insight from our recent on-and-off experience with comprehensive proxy access.

Kahan and Rock and the Problem With Proxy Access

Robert Teitelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Teitelman

Proxy access comes down to this: If you give long-term shareholders (meaning those who own 3% of the shares for three years) easy access to board nominations, they will finally be able to perform their monitoring function adequately.

SEC Gives Shareholders A Big Win Control Over Corporate Boards

AP | MARCY GORDON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday approved changes that make it easier for shareholders to nominate directors of ...

30 Million WellPoint Shares Voted: Return to Non-Profit!

Rob Stone M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rob Stone M.D.

The SEC has proposed a new regulation that would allow shareholders to directly nominate corporate board members called "Proxy Access." If this goes into effect this fall as expected, I intend to run for the WellPoint board.

Proxy Access: A Threat to Successful Reform

John J. Castellani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
John J. Castellani

It's clear that we need reform, and we need it now, but rushing through legislation without carefully considering the long-term ramifications for our economy is not the way to go.

Will 2010 Be the Year We Revive Corporate Democracy?

Jesse Strauss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jesse Strauss

Although slightly under the radar, in 2010, the Securities and Exchange Commission is set to unveil new rules that will recalibrate the balance of power between corporate management and shareholders.

Shahien Nasiripour

Shareholders May Get More Power With Democratic Proposal; Republicans in Congress Protect Corporate Interests

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Democrats and Republicans faced off Wednesday in a congressional debate over whether shareholders should have an easier time nominating directors to c...