“Hot Topics and Practical Guidance Conference: The Corporate Counsel Speaks”

October 10, 2007 – in San Francisco and via Nationwide Live Video/Audio Webcast

(Times are West Coast – but all panels will be archived and available at your discretion)
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 Section16.net

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

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