July 9, 2008

In-House Counsel’s Role in CEO Pay Setting Process

In this podcast, James Williams, General Counsel of Liquidity Services, provides insights into the role of in-house counsel in the executive compensation setting process, including:

– How much of your time do you spend on compensation-related issues?
– What is your role in scheduling, attending and preparing for compensation committee meetings?
– Where do you think you add the most value in the process?
– How do you handle the tricky issues of supporting the board as well as supporting senior management?

Thirty Now Blogging: “The Advisor’s Blog”

I just added ten executive compensation lawyers to the mix of the new – and popular – “The Consultant’s Blog” on With the group of bloggers now comprising of twenty compensation consultants and these ten lawyers, I have renamed it: “The Advisor’s Blog.” For those who haven’t, members should input their email addresses on the left side of that blog so they can be alerted when a new entry is made (nearly one entry per day has been the average and that should continue with the influx of new talent).

Mark Borges struck “Gold, Jerry, Gold” in his analysis recently of the new Item 402 interps in his “Proxy Disclosure Blog.” Meanwhile, Mike Melbinger continues to deliver on his “Melbinger’s Compensation Blog,” last week covering a new IRS revenue ruling on Section 162(m).

The Latest Compensation Disclosures: A Proxy Season Post-Mortem

We have posted the transcript from the popular webcast: “The Latest Compensation Disclosures: A Proxy Season Post-Mortem.”

– Broc Romanek