|Protecting Your Company's Stock Plans in Today's Environment|
November 18, 2014
Art Meyers, a partner at Choate Hall & Stewart, will provide you with practical tips to ease stock plan administration, foster regulatory compliance, and strengthen your Company's position in disputes with employees and government agencies. Protecting your Company requires more than invoking committee discretion and artful interpretations--it requires strategic planning for inevitiable adversarial situations. Get the upper hand by building in key provisions in your equity compensation plan documents and instituting efficacious procedures. Think you are covered already? Here are a few of the issues that will be addressed: -Are your Company's equity awards designed to ensure proper acceptance of restrictive covenants? -Will foreign garden leave and notice laws force your Company to provide windfalls to terminating employees abroad? -Is your Company at risk of losing the business judgment standard of review for director equity compensation? -Has your Company time-barred employee claims under your plan? -Does your Company's plan allow for tolling of post-termination option exercise periods during closed trading windows? -Are your Company's tax deductions at risk because equity awards are not "performance-based"? As an added bonus our presenter will discuss the efficient use of compensation consultants, equity valuation firms and other experts as well as how to focus the compensation committee members' attention on what they may perceive to be "boilerplate." The program will be helpful to counsel at both public and private companies.
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