The SEC’s Division of Corporate Finance meets with ACC members

Guest blogger: Lily Hughes is VP & Associate General Counsel of Ingram Micro Inc., a Fortune 100 global leader in IT distribution, mobile device lifecycle services and logistics solutions. Lily advises the company’s senior executives and business teams on corporate securities and regulatory requirements, corporate governance, finance & treasury matters, investor relations and communications, tax, executive compensation, mergers & acquisitions, equity plans, and strategic vendor and customer agreements.

Even without a permanent director, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Corporate Finance is clear on its priorities and the work it plans to finish. On Friday, May 10, 2013, ACC Advocacy and the Corporate and Securities Law Committee hosted our annual ACC-members only meeting with the Division. Continue reading

It’s a Buyers’ Market — Let’s Treat It that Way in the Courts

ACC filed an amicus letter with a federal court in Manhattan on Friday, March 15, joining a protest against the plaintiffs’ lawyers inappropriately marking up fees for temp lawyers (also known as contract lawyers). Just as in a real estate … Continue reading

ACC roundtable with DOJ and SEC regarding FCPA compliance

On May 24th, the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission will be conducting an ACC-only roundtable regarding FCPA compliance and enforcement issues.  As you may know, the DOJ and the SEC plan to issue joint guidance regarding … Continue reading

ACC Files Comments with House Financial Services Committee re: Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Provisions

In a letter filed with the House Financial Services Committee, ACC noted that it strongly supports draft legislation that would require employees to report internally, subject to limited exceptions. The SEC and CFTC have proposed rules that would permit employees … Continue reading

ACC Files Comments with SEC re: Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Regs Proposal

Today ACC filed followup comments with the Securites and Exchange Commission  regarding proposed regulations, related to the Dodd-Frank Bill, that bypass the internal compliance systems designed to handle employee reports that are critical to addressing emerging problems. Earlier this week … Continue reading