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CALIFORNIA CORPORATE & SECURITIES LAW

A New Regulatory Paradigm For The SEC?

Many are speculating on the future of federal securities regulation as a result of the election of Donald J. Trump and the concomitant Republican control of both houses of Congress. Broc Romanek, for example, asks whether Michael S. Piwowar will become the SEC’s next Chairman.  Broc notes that Commissioner Piwowar is an economist, not a lawyer. …

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Differing Perspectives On The SEC’s Proposed CEO Pay Ratio Rule And Who Speaks For CalPERS?

Last Wednesday, a divided Securities and Exchange Commission issued proposed amendments to Item 402 of Regulation S-K.  Section 953(b) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act required the SEC to amend the rule to mandate disclosure of the median of the annual total compensation of all employees of an issuer (excluding the chief executive…

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