Three Critical Conferences – In One!

Catch All Three in San Francisco or By Live Nationwide Video Webcast

  • October 9 – “Tackling Your 2008 Compensation Disclosures: The 2nd Annual Proxy Disclosure Conference”
  • October 10 – “Hot Topics and Practical Guidance Conference: The Corporate Counsel Speaks”
  • October 11 – “4th Annual Executive Compensation Conference”

  • (Times are West Coast – but all panels will be archived and available at your discretion)
    October 9
    “Tackling Your 2008 Compensation Disclosures: The 2nd Annual Proxy Disclosure Conference”
    October 10
    “Hot Topics and Practical Guidance Conference: The Corporate Counsel Speaks”
    7:00 – 5:30 pm   Pre-Registration for those Attending in San Francisco

    7:00 – 8:00 am   Continental Breakfast

    9:00 – 9:20 am   “Keynote: Linda Chatman Thomsen, Director of the SEC’s Division of Enforcement”

    9:20 – 10:00 am   “Rule 10b5-1 Plans: What You Need to Do Now”

    With the SEC scrutinizing the practices that have developed involving Rule 10b5-1 plans, it is a good time to re-examine all aspects of these plans, from their terms and conditions to how they are disclosed:

    10:00 – 10:30 am   Break

    10:30 – 11:45 am   “Solicitation, Media, and IR Strategies: After E-Proxy and the Loss of Broker Non-Votes”

    As the SEC’s e-Proxy kicks in, many are wondering what the real impact this new initiative will have on their next proxy season. The answer is “a lot more than they might realize,” as voting patterns and solicitation strategies may change and being prepared for third-party solicitations should now be the order of the day. This panel will also discuss strategies to get your plans approved by shareholders. Join these experts:

    11:45 am – 1:15 pm   Lunch

    1:15 – 1:35 pm   “Practice Pointers: How to Avoid Costly & Embarrassing Insider Violations”

    Everything you need to know – in a nutshell – to prevent inadvertent, costly insider trading, Section 16 and Rule 144 violations from two of the foremost experts:
    • Jesse BrillThe Corporate Counsel and NASPP
    • Alan Dye – Hogan & Hartson and

    1:35 – 2:30 pm   “20 Most Common (But Surprising) Compensation Disclosure Mistakes”

    A lightning round of practical advice, covering all the hot compensation disclosure issues you are grappling with today, from five of the most knowledgeable and engaging experts.

    2:30 – 3:00 pm   Break

    3:00 – 4:15 pm   “Keeping Up with the Joneses: The Hottest Compensation Issues Today”

    Have your stock plans kept pace with today’s regulatory environment and your competitors’ plans? Back by popular demand, this expert panel will offer practical advice on the latest innovative plan features and policies that create effective incentives, with an eye toward addressing shareholder concerns and getting it right in the ever-changing legal, regulatory and accounting landscape. This session will analyze trend data from the recent proxy season, dissect sample plan and policy language, and explore real world examples:

    4:15 – 4:30 pm   Break

    4:30 – 5:45 pm   “Google and Transferable Options – The Next Big Thing?”

    Google recently unveiled its ground-breaking Transferable Options program. The new program offers Google employees the opportunity to sell their options on a newly created options exchange as opposed to just the traditional exercise. Walk through a transferable options program with Google as a case study and learn how to deal with the challenges presented by the program during design, implementation and launch. A panel of experts with hands-on, practical experience will help you learn why this program is important and how it can be utilized in other companies:

    5:45 – 7:00 pm   Networking Reception

    October 11
    “Executive Compensation Conference”
    6:45 - 4:30 pm   Pre-Registration for those Attending in San Francisco

    7:30 - 7:45 am   Opening Address:  “Lessons Learned: What to Do Now”

    7:45 - 8:45 am   “How Much? Rethinking Everything, Including Routine Grants, Post-Employment Provisions and More”
    • Sam Armacost – Lead Director, Chevron Corporation; Chairman, SRI International (and director of four other boards); Former CEO, Bank of America
    • Ira Kay – Watson Wyatt & Co.
    • Mike Kesner – Deloitte Consulting
    • John Olson – Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

    8:45 - 9:15 am   Break

    The Analytic Tools
    The following panels will provide practical, first-hand guidance on dealing with the analytic tools that are now expected of compensation committees – and what to say about the tools in the CD&A “analysis” section:

    9:15 - 9:50 am   “Breaking Down the Peer Benchmark Survey: Holes & Fixes”
    Benchmark surveys are flawed. Learn from insiders what companies should be doing.

    9:50 - 10:30 am   “How to Implement Internal Pay Equity”
    Learn from a Board Chair and others that have recently gone through the process.

    10:30 - 11:00 am   Break

    11:00 - 11:30 am   “Refining Tally Sheets: Fixes and Action Items”
    Key consultants will share their latest guidance.

    11:30 am - 12:15 pm   “How to Implement a Wealth Accumulation Analysis: What to Do With Your Findings”
    Learn from a major company that is going through the process of re-examining its compensation – applying wealth accumulation as a key analytic tool.

    12:15 - 1:45 pm   Lunch

    Key “Hot-Button” Fixes
    Many companies are now re-examining and fixing “hot button” provisions. The following panels will address:

    1:45 - 3:00 pm   “The Consultants Speak: Straight Talk from the Top Experts”
    A “no holds barred” session with the top consultants.

    3:00 - 3:30 pm   Break

    3:30 - 4:00 pm   “Drafting Effective Forfeiture and Clawback Provisions”
    Hear from Intel and McDonald’s on how they recently implemented provisions with teeth.

    4:00 - 4:30 pm   “Fixing Post-Retirement and Severance Arrangements”
    Candid advice on necessary actions to return these provisions to their intended purpose.

    4:30 - 4:45 pm   “How to – And Why You Should – Unwind Tax Gross-Ups”
    Practical advice and candor from the trenches.

    4:45 - 5:00 pm   “Airplane Perks: The ‘Right’ Way to Calculate Incremental Cost”
    Straight talk and guidance on getting these sensitive disclosures “right.”

    5:00 - 8:00 pm   Gala Reception