Executive Compensation Considerations for Public Companies

4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Haynes and Boone, LLP and Kingsdale Shareholder Services to discuss best practices for the next proxy season when designing executive compensation programs and negotiating executive employment agreements for publicly-traded companies. We will address recent trends in structuring executive equity grants and bonus programs, discuss key terms to consider when negotiating executive employment agreements, and offer practical guidance on strengthening your protections now should disputes arise in the future. 

Speakers: Melissa Goodman and Susan Wetzel with Haynes and Boone, LLP and Sean Di Somma with Kingsdale Shareholder Services US.

Topics will include: 

  • Equity Plans and the Shareholder Approval Process 
  • Problematic Pay Practices 
  • Clawbacks and Forfeiture Provisions for Bonus Programs 
  • Provisions to Protect the Company in Equity and Other Compensation Disputes 
  • Tips to Increase Enforceability of Non-Competition, Non-Solicitation and Confidentiality Agreements 
  • Understanding Your Shareholder Base 
  • Designing Your Plan to Your Shareholder Base 
  • Proactive Shareholder Outreach 
  • Understanding Roles of Proxy Advisory Firms (ISS & Glass Lewis)

Thursday, December 10, 2015
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Registration 
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Program followed by a reception  

Haynes and Boone, LLP
2323 Victory Avenue
Suite 700 
Dallas, TX 75219 
Map and Directions
Validated parking is available in the garage attached to the building.  Public parking lots located nearby.  

CLE CREDIT: This course has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of Texas Committee on MCLE in the amount of 1.5 credit hours, of which .5 credit hours will apply to legal ethics/professional responsibility credit. 

For more information contact: 
Cari Peretzman at 214.651.5965 or cari.peretzman@haynesboone.com.

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