In late June, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in Digital Realty Trust Inc. v. Paul Somers, No. 16-1276, to review whether Dodd-Frank whistleblower protection applies to employees who only report securities law violations internally, but not to the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). Currently, the Ninth and Second Circuits are split with the Fifth Circuit regarding whether the Dodd-Frank anti-retaliation provision applies to all reports, or just those actually made to the SEC.
Published: July 10, 2017
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Published: October 25, 2012
Arnstein & Lehr Partner Charles Pautsch recently participated in Financier Worldwide's roundtable on executive compensation and regulatory compliance. Financier Worldwide indicates that the financial crisis put a spotlight on executive pay. Emerging reforms have companies making efforts to link pay to performance. However, measuring performance can be complex; the difficulty is compounded by a lack of regulatory clarity. The roundtable participants addressed some key questions about executive pay reform.
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Published: September 10, 2012
Arnstein & Lehr Partner Charles Pautsch examines voting and litigation trends following the second year of executive compensation proxy contests under Dodd-Frank in his article, "US say-on-pay results and litigation trends." He looks at the role of the ISS as companies react to the results of these contests. Mr. Pautsch's analysis also tracks the direction of lawsuits following these proxy contests and explains where companies have found success in litigation.