Session Description: Pandemics, Social Unrest & ESG: Current Issues in Executive Compensation
2020 and 2021 brought major changes to the field of executive compensation. The rise of ESG amidst a backdrop of pandemic-induced market volatility and macro-economic uncertainty has led to the arrival of many new problems on the plates of equity professionals. As design season gets underway, compensation designers are headed back to the drawing board to develop new award designs with new metrics for 2022. Over the past year they’ve been confronted with award modifications, concerns over the exercise of discretion, new HCM disclosures, new proxy advisor guidelines, and the rise of ESG. Pay equity has also emerged as an item of focus. On top of all of this, a new SEC and Biden administration have brought their own implications. Join us as we explore the major issues that compensation professionals need to stay on top of within the current work environment, and a look forward in to what may transpire in 2022.
Nathan O’Connor, Managing Director, Equity Methods
Chris Earnest, Partner, Compensation Advisory Partners
Tony Eppert, Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
Tony’s multi-disciplinary legal practice focuses on executive compensation, ESOPs and employee benefit arrangements (including their related tax, accounting, securities and corporate governance issues) in the United States and abroad. He leads the Firm’s Compensation Practice Group. Before entering private practice, Tony served as a judicial clerk to the Hon. Richard F. Suhrheinrich of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Tony received his LL.M., (Taxation) from New York University in 1999; his JD from Michigan State University College of Law, cum laude, Editor-in-Chief and co-founder, Journal of Medicine and Law in 1998; and his BA from Michigan State University in 1993. This email message is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender by reply email and destroy all copies of the original message.