SEC passes Dodd-Frank executive pay clawback rule


The Securities and Exchange Commission passed a rule to require public companies to recover incentive-based compensation doled out to current and former executives up to three years before issuing an accounting restatement.

Employee compensation

Survey: Performance incentives drive general counsel compensation rise


Compensation among general counsel at some of the nation’s top corporations increased about 8.1 percent in 2021, compared to 2020 levels, according to the latest annual benchmarking report from Equilar.

DOJ wall

DOJ to emphasize individual accountability, prior misconduct in corporate crime probes


Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco announced sweeping changes to the Department of Justice’s efforts to fight corporate crime, including new guidance regarding individual accountability, voluntary self-disclosure, compliance monitors, and ways to strengthen compliance culture.


Too little, too late? SEC adopts long-dormant pay vs. performance rule


After years of sitting on the shelf, the pay vs. performance rule mandated by the Dodd-Frank Act was adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Business success

Survey: Competitive jobs market pushes in-house counsel salaries higher


In-house counsel salaries across every industry bounced back in 2021 from the doldrums of the pandemic, with a competitive jobs market forcing recruiters to offer more bonuses, according to the latest compensation survey by BarkerGilmore.


SEC reopens comment period on Dodd-Frank pay vs. performance rule


The Securities and Exchange Commission reopened the comment period for its pay versus performance rule, a long-dormant provision contained in the Dodd-Frank Act that was never implemented.


McDonald’s claws back $105M severance paid to disgraced former CEO


McDonald’s has agreed to drop its lawsuit against disgraced former CEO Steve Easterbrook, who will return more than $105 million in equity and cash he received upon the termination of his employment in 2019.

ITM 2021 practitioner profiles

Graphic: 2021 CCO salary practitioner profiles

2021-12-13T13:00:00+00:00By Compliance Week

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