Shearman And Sterling

Event April 19, 2018

Knowledge Group Webinar - Executive Compensation in the Continuously Evolving 2018 Landscape

  • Webinar

Counsel Gillian Moldowan (New York-Compensation, Governance & ERISA) spoke at a live webcast sponsored by the Knowledge Group entitled “Executive Compensation in the Continuously Evolving 2018 Landscape – What You Need to Know and Do.” The webcast took place on April 19, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (EST).

Key areas of learning included:

  • The post-“qualified performance-based compensation” world.  How are companies changing compensation now that 162(m) has been transformed?
  • Pay ratio disclosure. What does it look like and is it having an impact?
  • Focusing on the why.  When designing your compensation program, focusing on the why behind the decisions so that you can be ready to craft a CD&A that steps beyond regulatory compliance and effectively tells a story that adds color and clarity to pay-for-performance practices in order to preemptively fend off claims of pay-for-performance disconnect.
  • Preparing for next-generation activism.  Examining your shareholder base and proactively engaging key shareholders to explain your compensation decisions and philosophy.