• Dodd-Frank Executive Compensation Changes
  • September 9, 2010 | Authors: John A. Elofson; Laura B. Gill; Ryan M. Newburn
  • Law Firm: Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP - Denver Office
  • The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act ("Dodd-Frank"), while primarily directed at firms in the financial services industry, includes changes related to executive compensation that have a significantly broader reach. Many provisions apply to all public companies, some apply only to exchange-listed companies and some exempt foreign private issuers or companies that have only public debt. In some, but not all, cases the body that is charged with drafting the implementing rules has been granted exemptive authority and instructed to take into account the impact on smaller reporting companies.