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The Impact of Dodd-Frank Act on Executive Compensation: A 2012 Perspective
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In 2011, the SEC adopted new rules that call for companies to consider risk associated with compensation plans and the participation of shareholders in executive compensation practices. Companies are likely to face yet another set of challenges as other Dodd-Frank executive compensation provisions are expected to take effect sometime this year.

In a two-hour LIVE webcast, a panel of distinguished experts being assembled by The Knowledge Group will provide an in-depth discussion of the significant issues in the mix including:

The program will cover the topics above along with a Q&A panel in which the attendees will be invited to ask the speakers questions.

Course Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: None
Method Of Presentation: Group-Based-Internet
Developer: The Knowledge Group, LLC
Recommended CLE/CPE Hours: 1.75 - 2.0
Advance Preparation: Print and review course materials
Course Code: 124302
Recording Fee: $299 (Please click here for details)


Featured Speakers for The Impact of Dodd-Frank Act on Executive Compensation: A 2012 Perspective LIVE Webcast :

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Barbara R. Mirza , Attorney ,
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

  • • What factors are causing companies to fail Say on Pay?
  • • What factors are causing companies to have significant year over year increases in their vote percentage from 2011 to 2012?
  • • How are companies responding to negative vote recommendations by ISS?

Donald Kalfen, Partner and Senior Consultant,
Meridian Compensation Partners, LLC

  • • How has say on pay increased the influence of proxy advisory firms and in particular ISS?
  • • What factors cause ISS to issue a negative vote recommendation on a company’s say on pay proposal and what is the impact of this recommendation on vote outcomes?
  • • How have companies responded to a negative vote recommendation by ISS?
  • • What should companies being doing today to ensure (or increase) the likelihood of a positive ISS vote recommendation in 2013?

Paul Koppel , Attorney,
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

  • • How has say on pay changed the proxy presentation of executive compensation?
  • • How has say on pay altered how companies compensate executives?
  • • Have supplemental proxy materials helped or hurt

Paul C. Gluckow , Partner,
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

  • • What legal claims have been asserted by shareholders in the wake of failed Say on Pay votes?
  • • How have courts responded to Say on Pay lawsuits?
  • • How have the claims in Say on Pay lawsuits changed over time?
  • • What conclusions can be drawn from the outcomes of prior Say on Pay lawsuits?

James R. Burke, Partner,
Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP

  • • What changes are ahead for compensation committee membership?
  • • What are the latest regulatory developments facing compensation committees and their compensation consultants, legal advisors and other advisors?
  • • What additional disclosure will be required in the 2013 proxy statement regarding compensation consultants? What should compensation committees do now in anticipation of the required disclosure?

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Barbara R. Mirza
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Meridian Compensation Partners, LLC
Donald Kalfen
Partner and Senior Consultant
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Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Paul Koppel
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Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Paul C. Gluckow
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Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP
James R. Burke
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Who Should Attend?

- CFOs
- Financial Officers
- Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practicing Lawyers
- Compensation and Benefits Consultants
- Senior Management
- HR Executives
- Benefits Managers

Why Attend?

This is a must attend event to everyone interested in learning the latest developments on Dodd-Frank Act and their impact on executive compensation.

- Detailed guidance explained by the most qualified key leaders & experts
- Hear directly from key regulators & thought leaders
- Interact directly with panel during Q&A

Enroll in this course today by clicking the Register button below. Hurry as space is limited and deep discounts apply for early registrants.

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The Impact of Dodd-Frank Act on Executive Compensation: A 2012 Perspective
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Skadden, Arps is a global firm of approximately 1,800 lawyers in 23 offices in 13 countries, serving clients in every major financial center and representing many of the largest U.S. and international companies, including approximately one-half of the Fortune 250. With more than 40 practice areas internationally, Skadden advises clients on their most important matters, such as executive compensation and benefits, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, litigation, real estate, banking, tax and arbitration. The Executive Compensation and Benefits Group at Skadden helps companies, executives and boards to navigate the complex maze of government regulation of executive compensation and benefits.

Meridian Compensation Partners is a fully independent executive compensation firm providing trusted counsel to Boards and Management at hundreds of large companies. We consult exclusively on executive and Board compensation matters, including their design, amounts and related corporate governance practices.

Our dozens of consultants throughout the U.S. and in Canada have decades of experience in pay solutions that are responsive to shareholders, reflect good governance principles and align pay with performance. Our partners average almost 25 years of executive compensation experience and collectively serve over 400 clients, primarily at the Board level. We have 12 offices today, with plans to continue to grow to exceed our clients expectations. As a result, our depth of resources, content expertise and Boardroom experience are unparalleled.

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