Executive Compensation and Corporate Governance Provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the Act), widely considered to be one of the most comprehensive reforms of the US financial industry in years, was signed into law on Wednesday, July 21, 2010. While many provisions of the Act relate primarily to banks and the financial regulatory system, the new legislation will also have a significant impact on corporate governance and executive compensation practices for public companies in general. As such, this client alert briefly highlights those provisions of the Act that are most likely to impact your disclosure in the 2011 proxy season.

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