Webcast: Documenting Compensation Decisions and Compensation Committee Hot Topics

Delaware Law Primer: Documenting Compensation Decisions and Compensation Committee Hot Topics

January 30 2015

March 3, 2015 4:00PM
Webcast
SH&P Speaker: Steven Hall

An archived version of the webcast is available for replay by clicking here.

Leo E. Strine, Jr., Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court, recently wrote a thoughtful note, entitled “Documenting the Deal: How Quality Control and Candor Can Improve Boardroom Decision-Making and Reduce the Litigation Target Zone”, in which he provides common sense guidance for practitioners in the M&A process to avoid litigation. Many of the ideas in the note apply equally to executive compensation decision-making. This webcast is intended as a primer for directors, inside and outside counsel, corporate secretaries and HR professionals on documentation and related issues in the compensation context, as well as other compensation committee hot topics. Chief Justice Strine’s note, in its current unpublished form, can be found here.

Panelists will discuss:

  • Effective communication among directors and between directors and advisors
  • Communications between advisors and management
  • Documenting compensation consultant recommendations
  • Compensation committee minutes
  • “Compensation Discussion and Analysis” disclosure
  • Conflicts of interest and independence
  • Pay Ratio and Peer Groups

Panelists Include:
Charles M. Elson, Edgar S. Woolard, Jr. Chair in Corporate Governance, Director of the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance, and Professor of Finance, University of Delaware

Steven Hall, Partner and Managing Director, Steven Hall & Partners

Arthur Kohn, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

An archived version of the webcast is available for replay by clicking here.