COMPENSATION: New Rules, Regulations and a Continuing Focus for all Boards
New York, NY
Please join us and a distinguished panel led by Steven Hall of Steven Hall & Partners, for a discussion of the continuing focus by shareholders and regulators on executive compensation issues as the 2016 Proxy season gets underway. There is much that is new, from the SEC, ISS, and Delaware courts, to be highlighted.
Location and Time
35 W 44th St
New York, NY 10036
12:00 pm-2:00 PM
Steven HallManaging Director, Steven Hall & Partners
Steven Hall, Managing Director, is a founding Partner of Steven Hall & Partners and has consulted for more than 25 years with senior management and Board Compensation Committees in planning and implementation of senior executive compensation programs and incentives for corporations, subsidiaries, business units, spins and divestitures. His strong technical background in tax, accounting and finance is of major importance in the design of innovative remuneration programs, including partnerships, LLC carried interests and side-by-side investments. In addition to managing the Firm, Mr. Hall personally leads Steven Hall & Partners’ practice among global corporations and in the financial services, real estate, regulated utility and energy sectors. He also serves as expert witness and consults with corporations and law firms on litigation matters. He is a member of the faculty of the National Association of Corporate Directors where he teaches courses related to executive and director compensation, and best practices in compensation committee governance.
Mr. Hall, who holds a B.A. in Economics and an M.B.A. in Accounting, is a Certified Public Accountant. His prior experience was with Pearl Meyer & Partners as President and cofounder, Ernst & Young, Handy Associates and as Chief Financial Officer of two private firms.
Howard PiankoPartner, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Howard Pianko is a partner in the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. Over his career, he has advised a wide range of clients on the full gamut of matters relating to employee benefits: (i) pension and welfare benefit plan compliance, drafting and administration; (ii) equity and executive compensation; (iii) benefit aspects of corporate transactions - mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures;(iv) plan investments; (v) plan governance and fiduciary responsibilities; and (vi) benefit related litigation. His work, both in the U.S. and with respect to cross-border multinational related benefit matters, has led him to write extensively, with a special focus on topics covering involving executive compensation, fiduciary and plan governance and cross-border transactions. Mr. Pianko is a frequent lecturer on these topics within the U.S. and he also has spoken on cross-border topics, such as global equity compensation programs and global plan governance policies, in Africa, Asia, Canada, Europe and South America.
Jon WeinsteinManaging Partner, Pay Governance
Jon Weinstein is a Managing Partner in Pay Governance’s Philadelphia Office. Jon works extensively in advising Compensation Committees and senior management teams at Fortune 500 and other multinational organizations in the development of effective, creative and pragmatic executive incentive pay systems and arrangements. Jon has been involved in a wide range of projects to align companies’ executive reward programs with their business strategies and has a particular focus on corporate governance and long-term incentive plan design. Jon has been a guest speaker on compensation issues to governance, industry, academic, and human resources groups, and has lectured at both Cornell University and the McCombs Business School of the University of Texas. Before joining Pay Governance, Jon was the Executive Compensation Business Leader for Towers Watson’s East Division, with approximately one-third of Towers Watson’s Global Executive Compensation Practice reporting through Jon. Prior to the Towers-Watson merger, Jon served on Towers Perrin’s Audit Committee of the Board of Directors for several years. Prior to joining Towers, Jon served as Chief of Staff for Philadelphia City Councilman W. Thacher Longstreth. Jon graduated from the University of Pennsylvania summa cum laude with honors in his major and was also elected Phi Beta Kappa. Jon received an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he made Director’s list. Jon is a father of two who lives in Philadelphia where he serves on the Emeritus Board of the Pennsylvania Ballet.