Designing and Administering Executive and Director Compensation in Today's Challenging Environment

Important Considerations in Planning for 2018 Year-End Pay Decisions and 2019 Pay Plan Design and Proxy Disclosures


Companies, Compensation Committees, and Boards of Directors are now working on their 2018 year-end compensation decisions and designing their 2019 programs. This can be a difficult process in light of Tax Reform, SEC changes, and regulatory reforms that impact the design and administration of executive compensation programs. In addition, compensation-related lawsuits and investor focus on social, governance, and compensation issues have continued to influence executive and director compensation arrangements. 

The Latham & Watkins Benefits & Compensation Group and Semler Brossy Consulting Group will present a practical discussion of the forces at work in the current environment and the critical questions that companies and their advisors should now be considering in order to best traverse this rocky landscape. 


  • Tax reform and executive compensation
    • Latest guidance on Section 162(m)
    • Impact on performance metrics and equity plan design 
  • Lessons learned from 2018 proxy season
    • Assessing pay ratio disclosure
    • Looking ahead to 2019 
  • Director compensation – Litigation and design issues
  • Proxy advisory firms
    • SEC withdrawal of proxy advisory guidance
    • SEC roundtable on the proxy process 
  • Shareholder engagement on compensation matters in today's uncertain environment – Update on environmental, social, and governance
  • Evolving role of the compensation committee – What should the committee's role be with respect to talent and compensation beyond the executive level?
  • Forces in the environment that remain unsettled 


Roger Brossy, Managing Director, Semler Brossy
Blair Jones, Managing Director, Semler Brossy
David M. Taub, Partner, Latham & Watkins
Bradd L. Williamson, Partner, Latham & Watkins

Please register to attend.

For questions, please email Chris Hei.  

October 10, 2018
10:00 a.m. Pacific | Noon Central | 1:00 p.m. Eastern
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