Today, the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs released the Spring 2021 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions, which includes the Securities and Exchange Commission’s rulemaking agenda.

The rulemaking agenda identifies short-term and long-term actions to be taken by the SEC.  There are a number of items that are noted in the final rulemaking

As part of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s amendments to the exempt offering framework, which amendments became effective in March 2021, the SEC, among other things, aligned the bad actor disqualification provisions in Regulation A, Regulation D, and Regulation CF.  Our updated resource provides an overview of the bad actor disqualification provisions applicable in connection

Today, for the first time as Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Gary Gensler appeared before Congress to provide testimony regarding the market disruptions and volatility witnessed in January 2021 relating to GameStop and other securities.  Chair Gensler identified seven factors contributing to market volatility:  gamification and user experience; payment for order flow; equity

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This practice note focuses on recent market trends covering the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC’s) pay ratio rulemaking, which was mandated by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, and provides recent pay ratio disclosure examples. The SEC originally proposed pay ratio disclosure in 2013, and the proposal generated

This Market Trends practice note focuses on recent market trends covering the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC’s) pay ratio rulemaking, which was mandated by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (111 P.L. 203, 124 Stat. 1376), and provides recent pay ratio disclosure examples. The SEC originally proposed pay ratio disclosure in 2013,

On December 16, 2020, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), by a 3-2 vote, adopted final rules requiring annual disclosure on Form SD of payments by SEC reporting companies engaged in the commercial development of oil, natural gas or minerals (resource extraction issuers) to certain governmental entities. The final rules implement Section 13(q) of

At an open meeting this morning, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted resource extraction rules, as required by the Dodd-Frank Act.  Resource extraction issuers that file reports pursuant to Securities Exchange Act Section 13 or 15(d) will be required to disclose payments made to the U.S. federal government or foreign governments for the commercial

Next week, on December 16, 2020, at 10am ET, at an open meeting, which likely will be the last for Chair Clayton, the Securities and Exchange Commission will consider several interesting matters.

The SEC will consider final rules regarding resource extraction payment disclosures.  This is a Dodd-Frank Act requirement pursuant to Section 1504.  These rules

In his remarks this week to the Economic Club of New York, Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Jay Clayton reviewed the many rulemaking and other accomplishments of the SEC in recent years.  Following the impressive recap, the Chair took time to identify a number of areas “in need of imminent improvements.”  Though a new Chair