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Comp Talks – Compensation and Benefits Issues in M&A Transactions

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Comp Talks is a monthly program designed to address hot topics in executive pay and equity compensation for public companies. The goal of the Comp Talks series is to provide practical information to help you: make compensation decisions that motivate your employees, consultants and directors to achieve your business goals, confidently explain those decisions to employees, directors, stockholders and proxy advisory firms, and administer your programs effectively.

Our briefings are conducted by Cooley practitioners and industry experts and are designed to give you the information and tools you need to keep up with current compensation trends and balance the legal, tax and disclosure requirements and "best practices" with your practical business needs.

Employee benefits and executive compensation issues rarely drive an M&A transaction. But these issues can result in unexpected delays, and can make or break a successful post-closing integration of the companies. This panel will focus on key employee benefits and executive compensation issues that should be considered by public companies in M&A transactions.

Specific Topics Include

  • Hot button issues in the diligence process
  • Key executive compensation issues including golden parachute taxes and say-on-parachute votes
  • Alternatives to deal with the seller's equity compensation plans
  • Pre-closing employee covenants and integration planning
  • Practical tips and potential pitfalls from both the acquirer's and deal lawyers' perspective

Pamela Sergeeff – Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Rovi Corporation
Craig Menden – Partner, Cooley
Laura McDaniels – Special Counsel, Cooley
Amy Wood – Partner, Cooley (moderator)

For additional information, please email Leah Lowery or call +1 858 550 6465.

Related Contacts
Amy M. Wood Partner, San Diego
Related Practices & Industries

Compensation & Benefits Mergers & Acquisitions