Proposed Amendments to the Shareholder Proposal Rules

Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance

Raquel Fox Marc S. Gerber Richard J. Grossman

Raquel Fox, Marc Gerber and Richard Grossman look at the SEC’s recent proposal to modify certain bases for excluding shareholder proposals from company proxy statements. If adopted, these amendments to the proxy rules are likely to result in more proposals received by companies and fewer proposals excluded. Comments are due in September 2022.