CAP is a leading independent consulting firm specializing in executive and director compensation and related corporate governance matters. Our consultants have served as independent adviser to Boards and senior management at many leading companies in the areas of compensation strategy, program design and in promoting sound corporate governance principles.
From complex cross-border transactions to exclusively local deals, clients rely on Shearman & Sterling’s vast international network to help accomplish their business goals. The firm has approximately 850 lawyers in 20 offices around the world, and its lawyers come from some 80 countries, speak more than 60 languages and practice US, English, EU, French, German, Italian, Hong Kong, OHADA and Saudi law. They also practice Dubai International Financial Centre law and Abu Dhabi Global Market law.
Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP is a leading BC Law Firm with offices in Vancouver, Kelowna, and Victoria. This full-service firm represents some of the largest public and private institutions and corporations in the province, offering versatile and innovative approaches to legal issues for over 100 years. Farris balances a strong regional presence with an expanding international practice that includes U.S., European, and Asia-Pacific based clients. Farris offers a full range of legal services in the areas of corporate law, tax & wealth management, litigation, and labour and employment.
For more than 100 years, Vinson & Elkins has provided innovative and commercially-focused legal counsel and top-tier service to sophisticated business enterprises in numerous industries. The firm’s deep bench of more than 700 lawyers collaborating across 16 offices globally allows a multi-disciplinary and full-service approach, whether companies need guidance on transactions, regulatory or litigation matters. Our lawyers concentrate in the areas of private equity, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, project developments, financings, arbitrations, lawsuits, investigations, environmental matters, tax cases, intellectual property matters, and restructurings/reorganizations.
Shaun Bisman at Principal at Compensation Advisory Partners in New York. He has 10 years of experience consulting to management and compensation committees. He provides compensation consulting services to both public and privately-held companies, assisting with incentive plan design, peer group development, performance measurement, pay for performance validation and director compensation. He has significant experience in the insurance, financial services and consumer products industries. Shaun authors CAP Thinking articles (CAPintel) and oversees CAP’s Dodd-Frank/Say on Pay research.
Gillian Emmett Moldowan is counsel in Shearman & Sterling’s Compensation, Governance & ERISA practice. She advises on compensation and benefit arrangements, including equity-based incentives, deferred compensation and employment, retention and severance arrangements, with emphasis on disclosure and issues arising in mergers and acquisitions transactions and securities offerings. Ms. Moldowan also advises executives and employers on the applicability of federal securities law, tax law and general employment-related matters. She regularly counsels clients on proxy disclosure, Section 16 and corporate governance matters and the negotiation of executive employment arrangements.
Teresa is a partner at Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP. Teresa has extensive experience in securities litigation and regulation. Teresa has been involved in numerous shareholder disputes, hostile take-over bids, proxy fights, contested plans of arrangement and securities class actions. Teresa has represented clients during investigations and enforcement hearings before various provincial securities commissions and IIROC. Teresa is a co-author of CLE’s award winning text, British Columbia Business Disputes. Teresa was recognized by Lexpert as one of Canada’s leading lawyers under 40, she is recognized as a litigation star by Benchmark Canada and she is also recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada in the area of Securities Law.
Lawrence is a member of V&E’s Shareholder Activism Response Team. He has defended over 20 proxy fights over the past two years.
Select Representative Experience
- SandRidge Energy in its proxy contest defense against Carl Icahn
- Ruby Tuesday in connection with a threatened proxy contest by Engaged Capital
- Rice Energy in its $6.7 billion merger with EQT Corporation, which was approved despite opposition from activist JANA partners
- Matrix Service Company in its proxy contest defense against Engine Capital