There are valuable lessons to be learned from the 2014 proxy season.
Georgeson, the proxy solicitor, and Latham & Watkins, the law firm, have produced a valuable webinar to efficiently inform us of “takeaways” and trends from the proxy season.
• Executive Compensation Developments, including updates on this year’s Say on Pay votes, proxy injunction and other executive compensation lawsuits, ISS and Glass Lewis practices and SEC rules
• Evolving Trends in Shareholder-Investor Engagement, including newly recommended protocols and differing investor approaches for making a difference over the long term
• Issues of Increasing Concern to Investors, including director qualifications, tenure and board structure; environment and social issues; and the hottest shareholder proposals
• Activist Investors, including preparing for and responding to their latest playbooks
Jim Barrall, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP
Rhonda Brauer, Senior Managing Director – Corporate Governance, Georgeson
Steven Stokdyk, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP
Latham & Watkins LLP is a leading global law firm dedicated to working with clients to help them achieve their business goals and overcome legal challenges anywhere in the world. The firm has earned considerable market recognition based on a record of landmark matters and a unified culture of innovation and collaboration. From a global platform of offices covering the world’s major financial, business and regulatory centers, the firm’s lawyers help clients succeed. For more information, visit www.lw.com.
Georgeson is the world’s leading provider of strategic proxy and corporate governance advisory services to corporations and shareholder groups working to influence corporate strategy. For over half a century, Georgeson has specialized in complex solicitations such as hostile and friendly acquisitions, proxy contests and takeover defenses. The firm also provides issuers with expertise in corporate events solutions such as post-merger unexchanged holder programs and information agent services. For more information, visit www.georgeson.com.