You are invited to attended the Securities Law Program
lecture for September 25, 2013
Proxy Advisors—Their Impact on
Corporate Governance and Disclosure
S.E.C. Commissioner, CUA Law ‘99
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
5:15 to 6:30 p.m.
Walter A. Slowinski Court Room
Columbus School of Law
(Conveniently located one block from the Brookland-CUA Metro Stop on the Red Line)
All Corporations in the United States are required to conduct annual corporate elections. These elections are typically conducted, at a distance, through a “proxy vote.” These elections allow for shareholder input in the governance of corporations. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has established a comprehensive set of rules for what needs to be disclosed prior to the vote and how the proxy vote is cast in an election. In recent years, influential proxy advisory groups have developed. These advisory companies provide large institutional shareholder investors with advice as to how they should cast their vote. CUA Law School Alumni (‘99) and now SEC Commissioner Dan Gallagher will discuss how this development influences corporate governance as well as the SEC mandated disclosure system.
Please contact the Office of Institutes and Special Programs at 202-319-6081 at least one week prior to the event to request disability accommodations. In all situations, a good faith effort (up until the time of the event) will be made to provide accommodations.
Sponsored by the Securities Law Program and
the Securities Law Students Association