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Comp Talks – The Latest re: Compensation-Related Proxy Disclosure

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Comp Talks is a monthly program designed to address hot topics in 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.

While many public companies have already evolved their proxy statements into effective shareholder communication tools through the use of executive summaries, pay-for-performance stories and proactive discussions of challenging issues, disclosures continue to emerge in response to investor, regulatory and market demands. Our January 24 webcast will explore ways to maximize the impact of your Compensation Discussion & Analysis and other compensation-related proxy disclosure.

Specific Topics Include

  • Latest trends and innovations in compensation disclosure
  • Striking the right balance of compliance and communication
  • Common CD&A pitfalls
  • Practical tips from in-house counsel
  • Institutional investors' expectations and pet peeves
  • Tips for maximizing proxy advisory firm analysis of executive compensation

Confirmed Panelists

Matthew Goforth – Lead Researcher, Governance & Compensation, Equilar
Jennifer MacDougall – VP, Senior Counsel, Asst. Corporate Secretary & Ethics Officer, Jack in the Box
Megan Arthur Schilling – Associate, Cooley
Amy Wood – Partner, Cooley (moderator)

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MCLE Credit 

Cooley LLP certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 1.0 hour. Cooley LLP is a MCLE approved activity provider.

Cooley LLP has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Provider of continuing legal education in the State of New York 12/31/15-12/31/18.

NY CLE Credit: 1.0 credit in professional practice. The format of this program provides non-transitional and transitional credit. The content of this course is appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys. 

Upcoming Comp Talks Programs

  • May 2017 – International equity award tips and traps 
  • June 2017 – Executive employment agreements – negotiating and implementing
  • July 2017 – Pay ratio calculations and disclosure
  • August 2017 – 2017 proxy season recap
  • September 2017 – Section 162(m) tips and traps
  • October 2017 – Risk mitigation devices – stock ownership guidelines, holding periods and clawback policies
  • November 2017 – ESPP design, administration, tips and traps

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

Related Contacts
Megan Arthur Schilling Partner, San Diego
Amy M. Wood Partner, San Diego
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