Designing and Administering Executive and Director Compensation in Today's Challenging Environment

Partners David Taub, Maj Vaseghi and Bradd Williamson join Semler Brossy Consulting to discuss important considerations in planning for 2019 year-end pay decisions and 2020 plan design and proxy disclosures.


Companies, compensation committees, and boards of directors are now working on their 2019 year-end compensation decisions and designing their 2020 programs. This can be a difficult process in light of tax reform, SEC changes, and regulatory reforms that impact the design and administration of executive compensation programs. In addition, compensation-related lawsuits and investor focus on social, governance, and compensation issues have continued to influence executive and director compensation arrangements.

Latham & Watkins and Semler Brossy Consulting Group present a practical discussion of the forces at work in the current environment and the critical questions that companies and their advisors should now be considering in order to best traverse this rocky landscape.


  • Key executive compensation issues for the 2020 proxy season
    • Say-on-pay and CEO pay ratio update consideration
    • Hedging and clawback
    • Director compensation programs in light of recent litigation
  • The changing legal landscape for non-compete and other restrictive covenants
    • Developments in the law
    • Evolving best practices in restrictive covenants drafting
  • ESG and human capital management
    • The evolving role of the compensation committee
    • Impact on executive compensation programs
  • Treatment of equity awards upon retirement
    • Structuring and drafting retirement provisions
    • Tax, disclosure, and other issues
  • Shareholder engagement on compensation matters 


Roger Brossy, Managing Director, Semler Brossy 
Blair Jones, Managing Director, Semler Brossy 
David Taub, Partner, Latham & Watkins 
Maj Vaseghi, Partner, Latham & Watkins 
Bradd Williamson, Partner, Latham & Watkins

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December 12, 2019
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