Lizanne Thomas

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Some 2020 Foresight From the SEC? New Staff Guidance on Shareholder Proposals

SEC efforts to reform the proxy system has included written no-action responses. As the SEC turns to oral guidance, companies seeking a staff no-action position will need to craft a persuasive request.

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Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

2014 Proxy Season Highlights

The 2014 proxy season reintroduced many traditional corporate governance topics to corporate ballots, and also generated new calls for reforms to the shareholder proposal process generally. In addition, activist investors continued their robust efforts to change corporate strategies and...

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U.S.

The Boardroom Is Her Living Room

Editor: Would you remind our readers of the area of law in which you practice? Thomas: My practice involves advising boards – and those who advise boards – in corporate governance, both nationally and globally. The bulk of my time is spent advising boards based in the U.S. Editor...

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Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

The 2013 Proxy Season: Signs Of A Turning Tide In Corporate Governance?

The 2013 proxy season has ended, and many public companies are in a period of relative calm on the governance front before the season for shareholder proposal submissions begins in a few months. This article reflects on some of the highlights of the past proxy season and a few events and trends...

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U.S.

Jones Day's Lizanne Thomas: 30 Years Of A Vibrant Corporate Practice In Atlanta

Editor: Thank you for speaking with us again, Lizanne. If you would, for our new readers, please tell us about your professional background. Thomas: I am now in my 30th year of practicing law with Jones Day. My area of focus has been to counsel clients in all stages of life for publicly held...

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