2021 Proxy Season Review

July 22, 2021

Insights for Companies and Board Directors

Sullivan & Cromwell's 2021 Proxy Season Review analyzes significant trends and developments that emerged from the recent U.S. annual meeting proxy season. Our Review highlights implications for the 2022 proxy season as companies continue to engage with investors, regulators, employees, and other stakeholders, who are increasingly focused on long-term sustainability, diversity and inclusion, and other ESG issues.

Download the 2021 Proxy Season Review - Part 1.

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2021 Proxy Season Webinar: Lessons from the 2021 Proxy Season 

On September 14, S&C Corporate Governance co-heads Marc Treviño and Melissa Sawyer and associate June Hu hosted a webinar to further explain the lessons of the past year and what to expect going forward. They examined topics including Rule 14a-8 shareholder proposals, compensation-related matters, and what to expect in 2022. 
 

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S&C’s Corporate Governance Practice

Sullivan & Cromwell offers clients practical approaches for navigating the increasingly complex corporate governance landscape. In every area of corporate governance—from risk oversight and strategic decision-making frameworks to disclosure issues, shareholder proposals and shareholder activism—our Corporate Governance practice offers market-leading expertise honed from decades of experience.


Meet Our Partners:

Marc Treviño is the co-head of S&C’s Corporate Governance Practice and the managing partner of its Executive Compensation Group. Marc is a recognized leader in structuring and counseling senior executives and boards in significant matters involving reputation, overlapping regulatory regimes, fiduciary conflicts and multiple jurisdictions, with a particular emphasis on matters involving financial institutions.

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Melissa Sawyer is the co-head of the Firm’s Corporate Governance & Activism Practice and a partner in the Firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions Group. She regularly advises clients on governance, activism and takeover defense matters. Melissa's experience spans multiple industries, including consumer and retail, TMT, technology, industrials and life sciences.

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