All FAST Act articles

  • SECcrop

    CorpFin addresses filings with 'competitively harmful' information


    The Securities and Exchange Commission recently adopted new rules that permit registrants to file redacted material contracts without applying for confidential treatment, provided the redacted information is not material and would be competitively harmful if publicly disclosed.

  • Blog

    SEC acts to simplify, update disclosure requirements


    The SEC has announced efforts to streamline certain disclosure requirements that have become “duplicative, overlapping, or outdated in light of other Commission disclosure requirements, and U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles."

  • Blog

    SEC reshapes Regulation S-K disclosures, marches forward on LEIs


    The SEC has proposed a plan, as mandated by the FAST Act, to simplify and modernize the Regulation S-K disclosure regime. New rule amendments would also accelerate the use of Legal Entity Identifiers by public companies.

  • Blog

    SEC proposes to simplify disclosure requirements


    The SEC this week voted to propose amendments to eliminate redundant, overlapping, outdated, or superseded provisions, in light of subsequent changes to disclosure rules, accounting principles, and technology. The SEC is also soliciting comment on certain disclosure requirements that overlap with U.S. GAAP to determine whether to retain, modify, eliminate ...

  • Article

    Is the FAST Act Really Just the JOBS Act 1.5?


    Amid speculation of when, or if, Congress would get around to a JOBS Act 2.0—a sequel to a 2012 package of securities law reforms—some of those items surprisingly appeared in a new spending bill for transportation infrastructure. Tucked into the bill are a variety of requirements for the SEC regarding ...