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Legal Update

2019 Proxy and Annual Reporting Season: Let the Preparations Begin

17 September 2018
Mayer Brown Legal Update

It is already that time of year when public companies should be thinking about the 2019 proxy and annual reporting season. Advance planning greatly contributes to a successful proxy season, culminating with the annual meeting of shareholders. This Legal Update highlights issues of importance to the upcoming 2019 proxy season. 

We discuss the following topics:

  • Pay Ratio
  • Say-on-Pay
  • Compensation Litigation and Compensation Disclosure
  • Board Diversity
  • Investor Stewardship Group
  • Voluntary Proxy Statement Disclosure
  • Shareholder Proposal Guidance
  • ESG Shareholder Proposals
  • Notice of Exempt Solicitations
  • Proxy C&DIs
  • Examination of Proxy Process
  • Virtual Meetings
  • Disclosure Update and Simplification
  • Cybersecurity Disclosure
  • Risk Factors
  • Accounting Impact of Tax Reform
  • Auditor Report Requirements
  • Iran Disclosures
  • Changes to Form 10-K Cover Page
  • Exhibit Hyperlinks

This Legal Update was subsequently published by the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation.

Authors

  • Laura D. Richman
    T +1 312 701 7304
  • David S. Bakst
    T +1 212 506 2551
  • Robert F. Gray, Jr.
    T +1 713 238 2600
  • Michael L. Hermsen
    T +1 312 701 7960
  • Marjorie H. Loeb
    T +1 312 701 8833
  • Elizabeth A. Raymond
    T +1 312 701 7322
  • David A. Schuette
    T +1 312 701 7363
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