SEC Update: Staying Ahead of the Regulatory Curve

JUN 25, 2013 at 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Our luncheon seminar will provide essential information about three SEC regulatory changes affecting your business:

  • Compensation committee independence - An SEC rule designed to promote the independence of compensation committee members, consultants and advisers goes into effect July 1. Is your board ready to grapple with potential conflicts of interest or other independence concerns that could make some compensation committee members ineligible to serve?
  • Using social media for Regulation FD - A SEC report says some companies can comply with Regulation Fair Disclosure by posting information on social media channels such as Facebook and Twitter. To avoid penalties, ask yourself a few key questions before assuming social media could be an acceptable method for your company to communicate with investors.
  • Conflict minerals reporting - This rule doesn't roll out until next year, but the process of tracking the components of your products and packaging to their source of origin is an extremely arduous and time-consuming task. Public companies - and private companies that provide materials to public companies - should start the inquiry process now.