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: Responsibilities of Corporate Officers and Directors Under Federal Securities Law alerts board members and management to their personal duties and liabilities under the federal securities laws. From the vast body of federal laws, rules, administrative interpretations, and court decisions dealing with securities offerings and transactions, those of particular interest to corporate officers and directors as individuals are discussed here. The materials focus on the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, as well as pertinent provisions of the Investment Company Act of 1940. The 2006-2007 Edition features extensive discussion of the SEC's executive compensation reforms, including: the narrative disclosure piece, ""compensation discussion and analysis"" (see ¶508); the tabular disclosure requirements of Regulation S-K Item 402 (see ¶509); new mandates for reporting executive perks (see ¶510); and expanded disclosure of transactions with related persons (see ¶511). Also new is discussion of changed requirements for the compensation committee report (see ¶106), plurality and majority voting standards (see ¶108), case law developments involving fraud liability (see Chapter 3), no-action letter guidance on insider short sales (see ¶1102), and SEC statements on cooperation during an investigation (see ¶802).