THE CURRENT STATE OF THE MARKET HAS BROUGHT EXECUTIVE & EQUITY COMPENSATION PACKAGES TO THE FOREFRONT.
As a direct result of companies having to deal with the credit crunch and the erratic state of the stock market, there has been a significant increase in scrutiny of these packages. The SEC, the Treasury Department and the IRS all have strict rules and requirements that attorneys and advisors alike must know the ins and outs of in order to properly advise and represent their corporate clients. More pay packages of directors and officers are being investigated as calls for greater transparency increase. Additionally, companies are still handling the subprime crisis and the increased wave in securities litigation. Companies are finding different ways to protect themselves with provisions such as a “claw-back” or other requirements.
After sweeping changes in the global economic market, the impending launch of a new administration next year, and the start of a new era of enhanced scrutiny of corporate governance, all eyes are on executive compensation. ACI’s Executive Compensation conference will provide emerging best practices and the current reactions to the changing landscape in ensuring that companies institute fair and informed packages that go out to their executives.
Companies have to disclose to investors how they structure pay packages, and whether employee compensation packages are “reasonably likely to have a material adverse effect on the company” by encouraging excessive risk taking. Moreover, executive compensation is facing new ethical questions on the excessiveness of executive pay and the appropriateness of using government funds to pay bonuses, retention awards, and incentive compensation. In-house and outside counsel require timely, up-to-date answers to deal with fast-changing marketplace conditions. Companies are being forced to implement policies on excessive or luxury expenditures, and with regard to shareholder votes on executive compensation.
As a result of this uphill battle, there is simply no room for error when it comes to minimizing legal risks in this high stakes arena. Through a faculty of distinguished in-house, outside, and government counsel, this conference will provide even the most seasoned executive & equity compensation lawyers with clarity and certainty with respect to today’s key risk minimization issues.
Don’t miss this rare chance to network with the nation’s preeminent executive compensation professionals from Crawford & Company, Hewlett Packard, Pilot Flying J, Willis Towers Watson, National Executive Service Corps, Morgan Stanley, Prudential, LyondellBasell, Northrop Grumman and many others.
Plus, be sure to also register for the Master Class:
Stock Plan Design: Equity Compensation and Reducing the Risk of Unwanted Outcomes in Your Plan Documents
December 1, 2016; 1:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Register now by calling 1-888-224-2480, faxing your registration form to 1-877-927-1563.