Case | HBS Case Collection | August 2003

SEC Proposal for Nomination of Directors by Shareholders

by Jay W. Lorsch and Ashley Robertson

Abstract

Describes the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's 2003 proposal to allow shareholders to nominate a "short slate" of directors for the board of listed companies. Includes comment letters for and against the proposal.

Keywords: Corporate Governance; Management Teams; Business and Shareholder Relations; United States;

Citation:

Lorsch, Jay W., and Ashley Robertson. "SEC Proposal for Nomination of Directors by Shareholders." Harvard Business School Case 404-048, August 2003.