Cooley attorneys Nancy Wojtas, Renee Deming, Thomas Welk, Megan Arthur and Amy Wood will present at the 20th Annual NASPP Conference.
The NASPP is the unquestioned leader in providing critical guidance to all those involved with any role in design, oversight, administration, and disclosure of stock and executive compensation. With public scrutiny and huge exposure at stake like never before, this year's Conference will save every public company many times more than its cost.
Cooley sessions include:
Session I (1.2) 10/9/2012 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Session III (3.6) 10/9/2012 2:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Preserve Your Reserve (and Your Sanity): Conquering Challenges in Tracking your Share Reserve
- Megan Arthur
Effectively managing and monitoring the shares available under your stock plan is essential to the success of your equity compensation program. Learn real-world solutions for common issues that arise in administering your share reserve, including managing multiple reserves, fungible share counting, variable performance awards and foreign sub-pools.
Session II (2.2) 10/9/2012 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
The Cash Alternative: What, When and How - Thomas Welk
Equity awards settled in cash and cash awards paid out in equity could be the next sleeping giants in compensation. Using a case-study approach, this panel will explore the various forms of these hybrids and why—and how—companies are implementing them. Our experts will paint a picture of key legal and accounting issues that may arise and other considerations to prepare for before putting your cash on the table.
Session IV (4.2) 10/9/2012 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Risky Business: Ten Ways to Protect Your Equity Programs - Renee Deming
This panel of popular speakers will look at various types of risk related to equity plans, what your responsibilities are to mitigate this risk, and ten easy ways to protect not just your company and employees, but also yourself.
Session V (5.1) 10/10/2012 9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Freedom to Choose: What You Need to Know About Choice of Law Provisions
- Nancy Wojtas
Choice of law provisions may seem unimportant but don't be fooled—the law governing a plan can affect both its operation and validity. This expert panel will analyze the legal standards governing the validity of choice of law provisions, including and the hot topics of choice of forum and venue and exclusive forum bylaws.
Session VII (7.5) 10/10/2012 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
To ISS or Not to ISS: Equity Plan Governance in the Age of Unreason - Amy Wood
Proxy advisors—such as Glass Lewis and ISS—can be a key factor in whether a stock plan proposal is successful, but is full compliance with their guidelines inevitable? Featuring case studies and a veteran proxy solicitor, this panel will explore how to overcome challenges of proxy advisor guidelines and determine if they are right for your stock plans, as well as how to combat a negative recommendation.
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