Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. and Glass, Lewis & Co., LLC both recently issued their annual proxy voting guideline updates. As revised, these guidelines have important implications for companies preparing for the 2019 proxy season.

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Photo of Robert H. Cohen Robert H. Cohen

Robert (Bob) H. Cohen focuses his practice on transactional and securities work for a broad range of clients. He counsels clients on initial and follow-on public offerings, special-purpose acquisition (SPAC), at-the-market (ATM) and off the shelf offerings, registered direct and private investment in public equity (PIPE) financings, private placements, bridge financings and equity lines, and related transactions. Bob also has extensive experience in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, 1933 and 1934 representation, and licensing and distribution arrangements. Read Robert Cohen’s full bio.

Photo of Thomas P. Conaghan Thomas P. Conaghan

Thomas (Tom) P. Conaghan represents public and private companies, underwriters and other sources of capital, corporate boards and board committees, and corporate executives. He advises US- and foreign-based public companies on issues relating to mergers and acquisitions (M&A), joint ventures, strategic investments, spin-offs, public and private offerings of securities (including initial public offerings (IPOs)), disclosure, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) reporting, corporate governance, executive compensation, and the stock exchange-listed company rules. Tom is co-head of the Firm’s Capital Markets and Public Companies Group, and partner-in-charge of the Corporate Group in the Firm’s Washington, DC office. Read Tom Conaghan’s full bio.

Photo of Gary Emmanuel Gary Emmanuel

 

Gary Emmanuel focuses his practice on corporate securities matters. With over 15 years of experience, Gary represents both domestic and foreign companies that are navigating the process of capital raising, including initial public offerings, registered direct offerings, follow-on offerings, private placements, private investment in public equities (PIPEs) and bridge financings. Gary has worked extensively with biotechnology and other life science companies, both as company counsel and as underwriter’s counsel. Read Gary Emmanuel’s full bio.

Photo of Andrew Liazos Andrew Liazos

Andrew C. Liazos heads the Firm’s Executive Compensation Group and the Boston Employee Benefits Practice. Andrew focuses his practice on compensation and benefit matters, including related securities, M&A, IPO, private equity, international and litigation matters. Clients range from Fortune 500 companies to compensation committees to individual executives in employment and severance negotiations. Read Andrew Liazos’ full bio.

Photo of Mark J. Mihanovic Mark J. Mihanovic

Mark J. Mihanovic, head of the Firm’s California Corporate group and head of the Firm’s Emerging Companies/Venture Capital group, focuses his practice primarily in the areas of corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions. He represents companies in a broad range of industries, with a particular emphasis on technology, life science and health care companies. Mark serves as corporate liaison partner in the Firm’s strategic alliance with MWE China Law Offices based in Shanghai. Read Mark Mihanovic’s full bio.

Photo of Eric Orsic Eric Orsic

 

Eric Orsic is the co-head of the Firm’s Capital Markets and Public Companies Practice Group. Eric advises clients in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, and securities transactions and compliance. He works with publicly and privately held companies to structure and negotiate business acquisitions/dispositions. His public company transactional experience includes public equity and debt offerings, tender offers and going-private transactions. Read Eric Orsic’s full bio.

Heidi J. Steele

 

Heidi J. Steele Focuses her practice on corporate securities, mergers and acquisitions of public and private companies and corporate counseling. She has extensive experience in public and private equity and debt financings, compliance with disclosure and regulatory requirements, tender offers and mergers, acquisitions and dispositions. She advises public and private corporations on a variety of matters, including securities compliance. Read Heidi Steele’s full bio.

Photo of Hank Goldberg Hank Goldberg

Hank Goldberg focuses his practice on corporate matters, capital markets and transactions.

 

During law school, Hank served as a judicial intern for the Hon. Luis Felipe Restrepo of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Read Hank Goldberg’s full bio.