Tag Archives: U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

SEC Chair Jay Clayton Voices Support for Disclosure Reform; Could Include Conflict Minerals

According to a Reuters article, the new Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Jay Clayton indicated his support for reducing disclosure rules during a July 12, 2017 speech to the Economic Club of New York. During the speech, Clayton laid out his regulatory philosophy and said the SEC staff was working to […]

D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to Rehear Conflict Minerals Case

Yesterday, Tuesday, November 18, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit agreed to rehear a case challenging the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) conflict minerals rule. In April, the panel struck down the portion of the rule forcing companies to declare whether or not their products are “conflict […]

U.S. Appeals Court Denies Request to Delay Conflict Minerals Rule

On May 14, a U.S. Appeals Court denied a Motion for Stay filed by industry groups to delay the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) June 2 deadline for conflict minerals reporting. Public companies are required to report conflict minerals information from 2013 to the SEC by the June 2 deadline. In April, the US […]

SEC Issues Conflict Minerals Reporting Guidance; Petitioners File for Stay

Following U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Mary Jo White’s April 29, 2014 statement to members of the House Financial Services Committee that the agency will continue to implement the conflict minerals rule upheld by the U.S. Court of Appeals, the SEC published staff guidance to companies on meeting the May 31 reporting deadline. […]