Preliminary Planning for the 2020 Proxy Season

By Steve Quinlivan, Bryan Pitko and Jaclyn Schroeder

We have created an outline of preliminary planning considerations for the 2020 proxy season. Our outline analyzes the current status of regulatory initiatives that may impact the upcoming proxy season, including commentary on: 

  • Directors' and officers' questionnaires 
  • Proposed changes to Accelerated Filer and Large Accelerated Filer definitions 
  • Changes required by the FAST Act
  • Inline XBRL
  • Hedging disclosures 
  • Modernization of property disclosures for mining registrants 
  • Diversity disclosures 
  • Human capital disclosures
  • SEC guidance on investment advisers’ proxy voting responsibilities and application of proxy rules to voting advice
  • Critical audit matters
  • ISS proxy voting policies
  • Shareholder proposals 
  • Strike suit litigation

You can review our full analysis here.

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