Upcoming Events

Partner Eric Hosken and Principal Matt Vnuk will review current trends in long-term incentive (LTI) programs and analyze the implicit pay for performance relationship in LTI programs. Long-term incentive programs play a key role in pay and performance…

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Partner Melissa Burek will participate in a panel discussion on “Director Pay: Balancing Ownership and Incentives With Objectivity”. Over the past few years, director compensation has shifted and now includes a heavier mix of equity in the past. Even if…

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Partner Eric Hosken and Associate Kyle Eastman will present “Long Term Incentive Design and the Corporate Life Cycle”. Each stage of the corporate life cycle presents unique strategic challenges. For companies in the growth stage, generating consumer demand and capturing…

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Partner Dan Laddin will participate in a panel discussion on “Hiring Senior Executives and Executive Transitions”. The discussion will focus timing and governance process (planned or unplanned), key issues in new hire and separation arrangements, disclosure (press release, 8-k…

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Principal Shaun Bisman will participate in a webinar on “The Impacts of Pay Ratio Disclosure Rule on CEOs and Companies”. The webinar will focus on highlights of the pay ratio disclosure rule, potential impacts on companies, key issues to consider…

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Partner Kelly Malafis will participate in a panel discussion on “Mind the Gap: GAAP vs. Non-GAAP Metrics for Incentive Plans”. The discussion will focus on the SEC’s crackdown on the use of non-GAAP metrics and how companies…

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Partner Melissa Burek will participate in a panel discussion on “Hot Topics in Equity Compensation”. This year promises upheaval and late-breaking developments, both in terms of legislation and plan design. This session, featuring key thought leaders, will cover the…

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Principal Matt Vnuk will participate in a panel discussion on “So You Say I Have a Noncompete… What Are You Going to Do About It?” This panel is your guide to noncompete provisions, including common misunderstandings and mistakes, market data…

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Past Events

Principal Matt Vnuk will participate in a webinar on “Creating Pay Peer Groups That Will Earn Shareholder Approval”. Investors and proxy advisors have shined a light on peer group creation and benchmarking in recent years, and they want to ensure…

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Partner Eric Hosken will participate in a panel discussion on Executive Compensation Pitfalls: How to Avoid Them and, When You Can’t, How to Mitigate the Damage.

Learn about the most common things that go wrong in executive compensation across…

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Partner Dan Laddin will participate in a panel discussion on the latest executive and director compensation challenges and trends. The panel topics will include: key compensation committee issues; changing practices in annual incentives; metrics and new TSR trends; staying ahead…

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Partner Melissa Burek will participate in a panel discussion on “Incentive Design Strategy in a Post-TSR World”. Compensation committees want to have their cake and eat it too. Performance-based equity needs to influence and motivate executives, while also…

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Partner Eric Hosken will participate in a panel discussion on “Through the Looking Glass: What Does the Future Hold for Executive Compensation?”. Panel will look at key takeaways from the 2017 proxy season and provide valuable guidance on how companies…

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Partner Dan Laddin will participate in a panel discussion on “Interpreting Today’s Governance Landscape.” The panel will review how regulatory policies and enforcement attitudes are shifting and discuss what it means for companies and boards…

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