By Melissa Maleske (March 30, 2016, 7:05 PM EDT) -- Once a rote annual exercise, proxy statements today have transcended their compliance function to become a way to engage with shareholders to improve the company to everyone's benefit. Here's what the experts say general counsels should do to conquer proxy season.
Think About It Early and Often
While drafting the proxy statement isn't a year-round exercise, you should be thinking about proxy season all year. When the end of the proxy season nears, it's time to start thinking about next year's statement — its general content and structure, new U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission requirements about what it must include, and...
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