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Client Alert: 2021 Annual Reporting and Proxy Season: Summary of Changes and Action Items for Consideration

Jenner & Block’s 2021 Annual Reporting and Proxy Guide contains important updates and key action items for preparing your annual report on Form 10-K and proxy statement for the 2021 proxy season. In this guide you will find such topics as:

  • New Regulation S-K Rules: Tips for reviewing and reflecting the SEC’s rule changes to the business section, legal proceedings, and risk factors of Form 10-K.
  • Other SEC Updates: How to address additional SEC rules issued in 2020, including modifying the cover of Form 10-K and addressing the revised shareholder proposal rules, proxy advisor rules, and MD&A updates.
  • COVID-19 Reporting Considerations: The SEC’s guidance on COVID-19 disclosures, eight key tips on how to prepare your CD&A in light of COVID-19, and the SEC’s guidance on perquisites.
  • Proxy Advisor Guidance for 2021: A summary of key ISS and Glass Lewis updates for 2021.
  • Corporate Governance Action Items: Considerations for corporate governance issues such as D&O Questionnaire updates and 10b-5-1 trading plans.
  • Shareholder Proposal Survey Data: Research and survey data on common shareholder proposals at large US companies that you can’t find anywhere else.

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