Lyle G. Ganske



  • Wednesday, September 18, 2013
    The 2013 proxy season has ended, and many public companies are in a period of relative calm on the governance front before the season for shareholder proposal submissions begins in a few months. This article reflects on some of the highlights of the past proxy season and a few events and trends that may shape the 2014 season.
  • Saturday, December 1, 2007
    Many lawyers no longer add real value to dealmaking. That's perhaps a startling and somewhat harsh allegation - especially from a couple of M&A lawyers - but we're afraid it's true. Let us explain Although the investment banks, private equity players, and M&A boutiques have kept pace with the fundamental technological and corporate governance...
  • Stock Option Timing: The Scrutiny Intensifies
    Sunday, October 1, 2006
    With the filing of civil and criminal complaints against executives of Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., the other widely-reported SEC and Department of Justice investigations ("DOJ"), and the SEC's adoption of new executive compensation disclosure rules, it is clear that the federal government is committed to exposing and eliminating fraud and criminal...