O’Melveny Lawyers Author 2012 Proxy Guide

February 06, 2012




Piper Hall                                                     Julie Fei

O’Melveny & Myers LLP                           O’Melveny & Myers LLP

202.220.5022 (office)                                  213.430.7792(office)

202.870.1800 (cell)                                      213.440.7792 (cell)

phall@omm.com                                       jfei@omm.com


WASHINGTON, DC ─ FEBRUARY 6, 2012 ─ O’Melveny & Myers LLP is pleased to announce the release of its “2012 Proxy Guide,” a comprehensive guide that will be critical to clients as they tackle and respond to the recent legislative, regulatory, and judicial actions that will have a direct impact on their disclosure and operational considerations.


“We prepared this year’s guide to help aid the management and boards of directors of public companies as they prepare for their 2012 annual meetings,” said O’Melveny Corporate Finance/Capital Markets partner Marty Dunn, one of the contributors to the guide.  “We received a lot of positive feedback from our 2010 guide and we hope our clients find the 2012 guide to be a great resource for the upcoming season.”


The guide, authored by members of O’Melveny’s Corporate Finance/Capital Markets Practice and its Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits Practice, covers highlights from the 2011 proxy season including:


·         Say-on-Pay Votes

·         Say-on-Frequency Votes

·         Say-On-Golden Parachutes Votes

·         Impact of Say-on-Pay on Director Elections in 2011

·         Shareholder Proposals


The guide also forecasts expectations for the 2012 proxy season. Sections include:


·         Private Ordering for Proxy Access

·         Exclusive Forum Provisions

·         Shareholder Proposals

·         Engaging with Shareholders

·         Proxy Advisor Voting Guidelines--ISS & Glass Lewis

·         Preparing Your 2012 Proxy Materials

·         Rulemaking Under Dodd-Frank


The guide does not constitute legal advice.  To receive a paper copy of the guide, please contact Piper Hall or Julie Fei at the numbers or email addresses listed above.


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