Legal Series: Say on Pay and Executive Compensation Litigation in 2014
Overview:This course offers companies an overview of the latest trends; critical issues and best practices with respect to this year’s Say on Pay and Executive Compensation Litigation in order to help avoid potential errors and litigation pitfalls.
In a two-hour live webcast, the speakers will discuss:
- Overview of Say on Pay And Executive Compensation Litigation
- Latest Issues on Executive Compensation Litigation
- Guidelines and Best Practices
- Up-To-Minute Regulatory Updates
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
- History of “Say on Pay” and Prior Results
- Overview of 2014 “Say on Pay” Votes
- Avoiding a Negative “Say on Pay” Vote
- “Say on Pay” and Activist Investors
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
- Recent decisions on stock option plans
- How the recent DE decisions regarding forum selection and fee shifting bylaws will affect these cases
Who Should Attend:
- Benefits Managers
- C-level executives and Board/Compensation Committee members
- Compensation and Benefits Consultants
- Employee Benefits & Compensation Lawyers and Consultants
- Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practicing Lawyers
- HR Executives
- Payroll and Benefits Administrators
- Financial Officers
- Senior Management
- Other Related/Interested Professionals
Shane Stroud’s practice focuses on a wide variety of matters in the areas of employee benefits and executive compensation, including those related to mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs, initial public offerings and other extraordinary corporate events (such as private equity and leveraged buyout transactions). Shane also routinely advises clients on excessive compensation, golden parachute and deferred compensation issues.
Shane also counsels clients with respect to bankruptcy, securities, corporate governance and other laws affecting employee benefits and executive compensation matters. He also advises a wide range of companies with regard to designing and drafting equity based and incentive compensation plans. Shane has extensive experience representing both executives and employers with respect to the negotiation and drafting of executive employment and severance agreements.
He regularly advises clients on the implementation and design of qualified and non-qualified employee benefit plans (including health and welfare plans, 401(k) plans, employee stock ownership plans and supplemental executive retirement plans). Shane also advises clients on a wide variety of ERISA issues, including plan reporting and disclosure, participation, vesting, funding, benefit accrual, fiduciary responsibility, prohibited transactions, plan termination, merger and employer withdrawal liability issues.
Shane Stroud’s practice focuses on a wide variety of matters in the areas of employee benefits and executive compensation, including …
Christina L. Costley's practice focuses on business litigation. She represents public corporations and their officers and directors in securities class actions, shareholder derivative lawsuits, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement proceedings and internal investigations. Christina has handled several high-profile securities class actions, including cases involving Blue Coat Systems, International Rectifier, Mercury Interactive, Ormat Technologies, Portal Software, Sigma Designs and Veritas Software. She has also handled cases involving mergers and other similar fundamental corporate transactions, including cases for DemandTec, Tekelec and First PacTrust Bancorp. In addition, Christina has experience defending corporations in consumer class actions, breach of contract cases and environmental litigation.
Christina has significant courtroom experience; she has first-chaired 15 jury trials and has successfully argued motions to dismiss and other dispositive motions. She has also authored several articles on pleading standards in class action cases, developments in Delaware law and loss causation standards.
Prior to joining Katten, Christina was an associate at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP. While in law school, she was a member of the California Law Review and Honors Moot Court Board and received the Prosser Award in Federal Criminal Law.
Christina L. Costley's practice focuses on business litigation. She represents public corporations and their officers and directors in securities class …
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NASBA Fields of Study:
Personnel/HR and Business Law
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Areas of Professional Practice
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About Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Established in New York in 1792, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP is a leading advisor to corporations and financial institutions, providing innovative solutions to complex legal issues. With offices in strategically located financial and governmental centers, the firm is well positioned to offer top-flight services to clients conducting business across the globe.
About Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Katten is a firm of first choice for clients seeking sophisticated, high-value legal services in the United States and abroad. Our nationally recognized practices include corporate, financial services, litigation, real estate, environmental, commercial finance, insolvency and restructuring, intellectual property, and trusts and estates. Our approximately 650 attorneys serve public and private companies, including a third of the Fortune 100, as well as a number of government and nonprofit organizations and individuals. We provide full-service legal advice from locations across the United States and in London and Shanghai.