2022 Proxy Season ReviewAugust 2, 2022
Insights for Companies and Board Directors
Sullivan & Cromwell's tenth annual Proxy Season Review analyzes significant trends and developments that emerged from the recent U.S. annual meeting proxy season. The first part of our Review highlights implications of the 2022 proxy season in which shareholders submitted a record-breaking number of meeting proposals, largely focused on environmental and social/political topics (ESP), including proposals related to diversity and inclusion, political spending/lobbying and sustainability. The second part of this Review focuses on say-on-pay and equity compensation matters.
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2022 Proxy Season Webinar: Lessons from the 2022 Proxy Season and Trends for 2023
On September 19, S&C Corporate Governance co-heads Marc Treviño and Melissa Sawyer and associate June Hu hosted a webinar to further explain developments from the 2022 proxy season and what to expect going forward. They examined topics including Rule 14a-8 shareholder proposals, compensation-related matters, and what to expect in 2023.
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S&C’s Corporate Governance Practice
Sullivan & Cromwell offers clients a deep understanding of corporate governance requirements, practices and trends. In every area of corporate governance—from normal disclosures and policy matters to extraordinary activist campaigns—our Corporate Governance practice offers market-leading expertise honed from decades of experience.
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Marc Treviño is the co-head of S&C's Corporate Governance practice and 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.
Melissa Sawyer is S&C’s Global Head of M&A and co-head of the Firm's Corporate Governance practice. She regularly advises clients on governance, activism and takeover defense matters spanning multiple industries, including consumer and retail, TMT, technology, industrials and life sciences.
- Publication: ESG Trends and Hot Topics
- Podcast: S&C Critical Insights – Episode 1: Implications of SEC's Proposed Climate-Related Disclosure Rules
- Podcast: S&C Critical Insights – Episode 2: Implications of SEC's Proposed Climate-Related Disclosure Rules
- Podcast: S&C Critical Insights – 2021 U.S. Shareholder Activism in Review and a Look Ahead
- Publication: 2021 U.S. Shareholder Activism Review
- Publication: 2021 Proxy Season Review