Comp Talks – Stock Option Exchange Programs

November 19, 2019
Event details
November 19, 2019
12:00 – 1:00 pm Eastern Standard Time

Event summary

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Our Comp Talks webcasts are 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
  • Administer your programs effectively
  • These programs, conducted by Cooley practitioners and industry leaders, are designed to give you the information and tools you need to keep up with current compensation trends so you can balance the legal, tax and disclosure requirements and "best practices" with your practical business needs.
Specific Topics Include  
  • Why adopt a stock option exchange program?
  • Balancing shareholder perspectives with employee expectations when designing an option exchange program and related tips and traps
  • Securities, accounting and tax issues 
  • Key implementation steps, tips and traps 
  • Shareholder approval requirements and proxy advisory firm and institutional shareholder policies
  • Alternative strategies


  • Dani Nazemian – Associate, Cooley
  • Takis Makridis – President & CEO, Equity Methods 
  • Amy Wood – Partner, Cooley (moderator)

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