Governance Watch Webcast: Highlights From the 2022 Proxy Season

August 9, 2022

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Cleary Gottlieb counsel Helena Grannis and associate Shuangjun Wang participated in the Governance Watch Webcast: Highlights From the 2022 Proxy Season.

The discussion focused on trends in this year’s shareholder proposals, director elections, and say-on-pay proposals, including:

  • The surprising reasons why support for some shareholder proposals fell this year.
  • Key highlights of trends in environmental, social, and governance proposals.
  • The ongoing impact of the November 2021 SEC staff guidance on shareholder proposals and how to think about the recent flurry of SEC rulemaking.
  • How discussions with shareholder proponents are evolving.
  • Why average support for company say-on-pay proposals continues to drop.
  • How to keep your directors from being targeted for opposition.
  • How to improve your engagement with institutional investors during the offseason.


  • Helena Grannis, Counsel, Cleary Gottlieb
  • Linda Scott, SVP, Associate Corporate Secretary, JPMorgan Chase
  • Shuangjun Wang, Associate, Cleary Gottlieb
  • Paul Washington, Executive Director, The Conference Board ESG

This Governance Watch program is hosted by Cleary Gottlieb and The Conference Board ESG Center.

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