Corporate Communicator - January 2011
Winter 2011 Issue


We present you this issue of Snell & Wilmer’s annual year-end Corporate Communicator to help you prepare for the upcoming annual report and proxy season.  This issue highlights some of the considerations your company should focus on this annual meeting season.  In this issue we are including our customary articles on recent SEC, NYSE/Nasdaq and general corporate law developments. This year’s biggest development in our view is say-on-pay. 

We are also including articles about risk management trends, the Dodd-Frank Act’s more stringent clawback rules, and the SEC’s new Whistleblower Bounty Program.  At the current time, the SEC’s much-heralded proxy access rules are on hold pending the resolution of a lawsuit filed by the United States Chamber of Commerce.  It is anticipated that the court proceedings will be resolved in mid-2011, and we will provide you with updates when a resolution is reached. 

During 2011, members of our Business & Finance Group will continue to publish the Corporate Communicator, host business roundtables, participate in seminars that address key issues of concern to our clients and sponsor conferences and other events.  First on the calendar is our Third Annual Public Company Roundtable, which will be held in our Phoenix office on January 11, 2011.  A copy of the invitation is included in the right sidebar of this publication, and we hope you will be able to join us.  Finally, we are pleased to present our 2010 tombstone, which highlights selected deals that Snell & Wilmer’s Business & Finance Group helped our clients close during the year. As always we appreciate your relationship with Snell & Wilmer, and we look forward to helping you make 2011 a successful year.

Very truly yours,

Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.
Business & Finance Group

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