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Enforcement of Proxy Advisor Rules Paused Pending Further SEC Review

On June 1, 2021, SEC Chair Gary Gensler issued a public statement directing staff of the Division of Corporation Finance (the “Staff”)…

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Nasdaq Files Amendment to Board Diversity Disclosure Proposal

On February 26, 2021, Nasdaq announced an amendment to its Proposal to Adopt Listing Rules Related to Board Diversity, published by…

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SEC Adopts Amendments to Rule 15c2-11, Most Provisions Effective September 26, 2021

SEC Rule 15c2-11, which has been in existence for decades, was amended in late 2020, with an effective date of September 26,…

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2021 Proxy Advisory Firm Updates

Amid the flurry of policymaking at the end of 2020, proxy advisory firms Institutional Shareholder Services, or ISS, and Glass, Lewis &…

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SEC Proposes Amendments to Rule 144, Form 144, and Forms 4 and 5

On December 22, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) proposed a series of amendments to Rule 144,…

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Wyrick Robbins Elects Andrew Gibbons as Partner

Wyrick Robbins is pleased to announce that Andrew Gibbons has been elected to its partnership, effective January 1, 2021. Andrew Gibbons…

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Nasdaq Proposes New Listing Rules Aimed at Promoting Board Diversity and Transparency

On December 1, 2020, Nasdaq, Inc. (“Nasdaq”) filed a proposal with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) to adopt new…

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Wyrick Robbins Named Among “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News and Best Lawyers 2021

RALEIGH, NC – Wyrick Robbins is pleased to announce that the firm has been named among the “Best Law…

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SEC Passes Final Rule to Harmonize and Improve its Exempt Offering Framework

On November 2, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced that it had voted to approve amendments to the SEC’s exempt…

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SEC Amends Accredited Investor Definition

On August 26, 2020, the SEC adopted final amendments that modify the definition of “accredited investor” in Rule 501(a) (the “Rule”) of…

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