Only on AP: CEO pay climbed faster last year, up 8.5 percent

By Kelly Malafis, AP News | May 26, 2017 | Read more

Partner Kelly Malafis explains that Say on Pay results are taken seriously by companies, even if results are below 70% or 80% shareholder support level, and companies are typically taking actions in the following year to respond to the low support.

Exploring the Latest Trends In Board Composition and Talent Oversight

By Margaret Engel, NACD Directorship | Apr 20, 2017 | Read more

Partner Margaret Engel describes effective director compensation programs used in the market to attract and retain high-caliber directors.

How to Lose Millions and Still Get Your Bonus

By Daniel Laddin, Bloomberg | Mar 17, 2017 | Read more

Partner Dan Laddin explains that companies in volatile industries may get a pass from shareholders for setting negative, but stretch, performance targets over a short period of time.

CEO Pay for Performance Expected to Rise

By Directors & Boards | Mar 10, 2017 | Read more

Principal Lauren Peek discusses the strong pay for performance alignment seen among early filing companies in 2016 and the importance of goal setting to achieve strong alignment.

CEOs Widen Income Gap Over Staff as Survey Shows 5.5% Pay Jump

By Bloomberg | Mar 8, 2017 | Read more

Partner Melissa Burek discusses the 2016 median pay increase for CEOs of early filing companies and the challenge for directors to align executive annual pay increases with short-term stock price performance.

New Mnuchin Pay Disclosure Shows a $5.6 Million Payout

By The Wall Street Journal | Jan 27, 2017 | Read more

Partner Eric Hosken discusses the competitive compensation levels for regional bank CEOs compared to historical pay of the Treasury Secretary-nominee.

Disclosure, Incentives, Activists Top Governance Agenda for 2017

By Bloomberg | Jan 3, 2017 | Read more

Partner Daniel Laddin indicates that in 2017 the reliance solely on total shareholder return as a measure will decline in long-term incentive plans.

Wells Fargo Scandal Hurts Wall Street’s Bonus Rule Battle

By Bloomberg | Sep 15, 2016 | Read more

Partner Kelly Malafis notes that the policies to clawback compensation are already in place across the financial industry.