CII educates its members on topical legal issues that relate to corporate governance or shareholder rights via our weekly CII Governance Alert newsletter, our member listserv, published reports, teleconferences and sessions at our semi-annual conferences.
CII engages in litigation on a limited basis, generally by filing a brief as an amicus curiae (friend of the court) in support of a party in a lawsuit. CII considers filing as an amicus curiae in cases that involve an issue that is addressed in CII policies or on which our organization has taken a public position, and when there is an opportunity for CII to provide a perspective that is not discussed fully in the brief of the party being supported or by other amici.
Issue to Watch: Fee-shifting bylaws are a white-hot bone of contention with investors.
Resources & Advocacy
CII Legal Briefs
|March 9, 2017
||CII letter to house speaker and minority leader opposing H.R. 985
|March 12, 2015
||FAQ on Proposed Delaware Bill Restricting Fee-Shifting Bylaws
|Jan. 23, 2015
||Institutional Investor letter to Governor Markell, ISS, Glass Lewis, Senator Townsendand Delaware Corporation Law Council Chair Norman Monhait on fee-shifting bylaws
|Nov. 19, 2014
||Teleconference: Developments in Delaware Case Law
|Nov. 6, 2014
||Teleconference: 2014 Mid-Term Elections: What's at Stake for Institutional Investors and Shareowners?
|Oct. 27, 2014
||Teleconference: The Supreme Court: A Review of the 2014-2015 Term
|Aug. 20, 2014
||Teleconference: The Omnicare Case and How Institutional Investors Can Get Involved
|July 16, 2014
||Teleconference: Implications of the Supreme Court decision in the Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc. case
|June 10, 2014
||Teleconference: Poison Pills and Delaware Law Issues
|May 15, 2014
||Teleconference: Public Employees' Retirement System of Mississippi, v. IndyMac, U.S. Supreme Court, 13-640
|Feb. 10, 2014
||Teleconference: An Overview of CII's amicus curiae brief in the Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc case
|Dec. 12, 2013
||CII letter to Senate Judiciary Committee on forced arbitration clauses in corporate bylaws
|Dec. 11, 2013
||CII letter to SEC regarding forced arbitration clauses in corporate bylaws