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    Executive Compensation Virtual 2020 National Institute

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    This Executive Compensation National Institute is designed for those who address issues related to compensating senior executives: private practitioners, in-house corporate counsel, employee benefits consultants, service providers, compensation managers and consultants.

    Select your state to learn more about the credit details and status of CLE application. Credit is not available for states not listed.

    11.20 total credit hours including

    • Ethics

      Status:

      Approved

      1.20 credit hours

      Available until:

      11/04/2021

    • General

      Status:

      Approved

      10.00 credit hours

      Available until:

      11/04/2021

    9.00 total credit hours including

    • Professional Responsibility

      Status:

      Approved

      1.00 credit hours

      Available until:

      11/17/2022

    • General

      Status:

      Approved

      8.00 credit hours

      Available until:

      11/17/2022

    10.80 total credit hours including

    • General

      Status:

      Approved

      9.60 credit hours

      Available until:

      11/17/2023

    • Ethics

      Status:

      Approved

      1.20 credit hours

      Available until:

      11/17/2023

    9.00 total credit hours including

    • General

      Status:

      Approved

      8.00 credit hours

      Available until:

      10/31/2021

    • Legal Ethics and Professionalism

      Status:

      Approved

      1.00 credit hours

      Available until:

      10/31/2021

    $1,020
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    $945
    MEMBERS
    $865
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    Program Co-Chairs:

  • Martha N. Steinman, Program Co-Chair, Hogan Lovells US LLP, New York, NY
  • Robert J. Neis, Program Co-Chair, Deloitte, Washington, DC

  • Day 1 - November 4, 2020

    • Hot Topics in Mergers & Acquisitions | 1:00-2:00 PM ET | This session will address topics of current interest and special challenges in M&A transactions, including the continuing complexity under Section 409A of restructuring executive compensation arrangements and equity compensation.

      Robert J. Neis, Program Co-Chair, Deloitte, Washington, DC (Moderator)
      Gerald Audant,
      Fenwick & West LLP, San Francisco, CA
      Renata J. Ferrari, Ropes & Gray LLP, Boston, MA

    • Employment Agreements in Troubled Times | 2:00-3:00 PM ET | The uncertainty of the times adds to the complexity of negotiating and drafting employment agreements. This panel will discuss those challenges as well as a discussion of the impact of 162(m) changes in structuring employment agreements, severance protection for performance based awards, approaches to mitigate golden parachute exposure, structuring clawback clauses and key 409A provisions.

      Martha N. Steinman, Program Co-Chair, Hogan Lovells US LLP, New York, NY (Moderator)
      Andrew C. Liazos
      , McDermott Will & Emery LLP, Boston, MA
      Henry I. Morgenbesser, Katzke & Morgenbesser LLP, New York, NY

    • Ethical Considerations: From the C-Suite to the Boardroom | 3:00-4:00 PM ET | This session will cover a number of important ethics topics, including identifying the client and clarifying the representation, preserving attorney-client privilege, corporate governance, practices and conflicts and an overview of relevant ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, including Rule 1.7 dealing with conflict of interest.

      Martha N. Steinman, Program Co-Chair, Hogan Lovells US LLP, New York, NY (Moderator/Speaker)
      Jennifer S. Conway
      , Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP, New York, NY
      Andrew L. Oringer, Dechert LLP, New York, NY

    Day 2 - November 12, 2020

    • Implications of Tax Reform for Highly Paid Employees of Tax Exempts and Government Entities: Section 4960 | 1:00-2:00 PM ET | Section 4960, which was added by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, imposes an excise tax on excess remuneration and excess parachute payments paid to employees of certain tax-exempt employers, and it can affect taxable employers in unexpected ways as well. Recently, the IRS proposed comprehensive regulations on the application of the tax. This session will take and in-depth look at the proposed rules, with a special emphasis on how the rules may affect for-profit employers, in addition to tax-exempt entities.

      Robert J. Neis, Program Co-Chair, Deloitte, Washington, DC (Moderator/Speaker)
      Kurt L.P. Lawson
      , Hogan Lovells US LLP, Washington, DC
      John B. Richards, Attorney, Employee Benefits, Exempt Organizations, and Employment Taxes, Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service, Washington, DC (Invited)
      Amber R. Salotto
      , Attorney Advisor, U.S. Department of the Treasury, Washington, DC (Invited)
      Stephen B. Tackney
      , Deputy Associate Chief Counsel, Employee Benefits, Exempt Organizations, and Employment Taxes, Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service, Washington, DC (Invited)

    • Implications of Tax Reform for Executive Compensation: 162(m) | 2:00-3:00 PM ET |
      This session will cover the changes to Section 162(m) made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and related guidance issued by the Treasury Department and IRS, including proposed regulations and final regulations, if available. Panelists will discuss grandfathered arrangements and changes to the definitions of publicly held corporation, covered employees, and applicable employee remuneration, among other topics of current interest.

      Robert J. Neis, Program Co-Chair, Deloitte, Washington, DC (Moderator)
      Ilya E. Enkishev
      , Associate Chief Counsel (Employee Benefits), Employee Benefits, Exempt Organizations, and Employment Taxes, Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service, Washington, DC (Invited)
      Stephen A. LaGarde,
      Ernst & Young, LLP, Washington, DC
      Stephen B. Tackney, Deputy Associate Chief Counsel (Employee Benefits), Employee Benefits, Exempt Organizations, and Employment Taxes, Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service, Washington, DC (Invited)

    • Incentive Plan Design and Redesign in Troubled Times | 3:00-4:00 PM ET | The volatility and uncertainty of current times have wreaked havoc on carefully planned executive compensation programs. Compensation committees are faced with hard decisions as to whether, and when, to make modifications to existing programs and what the reaction to any such changes will be. Panelists will explore these complex issues and also discuss the implications for plan design going forward.

      Martha N. Steinman, Program Co-Chair, Hogan Lovells US LLP (Moderator)
      Bindu M. Culas
      , Frederic W. Cook & Co Inc.
      Scott P. Spector, Fenwick & West LLP

    Day 3 - November 18, 2020

    • Current Issues in Executive Compensation | 1:00-2:00 PM ET | This panel will discuss various issues arising under Section 409A in times of economic uncertainty and possible changes in future tax rates. The panel will also address the CARES Act legislation affecting executive compensation, recent guidance on fringe benefits, current and future legislative proposals, and other hot topics in the taxation of executive compensation.

      Robert J. Neis, Program Co-Chair, Deloitte, Washington, DC (Moderator)
      Ligeia M. Donis
      , PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Washington, DC
      Grace Melton, Deloitte LLP, Washington, DC

    • Proxy Planning Trends, Developments and Issues | 2:00-3:00 PM ET |
      This panel will address various issues to address in planning the upcoming proxy statement including how to explain changes in incentives in light of COVID-19 and other economic factors. The panel will also address treatment of salary reductions and other changes to executive compensation as well as additional disclosures expected in upcoming proxy statements.

      Martha N. Steinman, Program Co-Chair, Hogan Lovells US LLP, New York, NY (Moderator)
      Mark A. Borges
      , Compensia, Inc., Washington, DC
      Susan J. Daley, Perkins Coie LLP, Chicago, IL
      Anne M. Krauskopf, Senior Special Counsel, Office of Chief Counsel, Division of Corporation Finance, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Washington, DC

    • Hot Topics for Proxy Advisors | 3:00 - 4:00 PM ET |
      This panel will discuss key issues for proxy advisors this season. Panelists will suggest strategies for addressing the concerns of proxy advisors in connection with compensation programs and offer insights on what issuers and their advisors can do to get to “yes” and not “no.”

      Martha N. Steinman, Program Co-Chair, Hogan Lovells US LLP, New York, NY (Moderator/Speaker)
      Mark A. Borges
      , Compensia, Inc., Washington, DC
      John Roe, Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher, New York, NY

    MCLE Information

    The ABA will seek 9.00 hours of CLE credit (including 1.00 hour of Ethics) in 60-minute states and 10.80 hours of CLE credit (including 1.20 hours of Ethics) in 50-minute states in states accrediting ABA live webinars and teleconferences. *Credit hours granted are subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules.

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    Scholarship Information

    A limited number of scholarships to defray tuition expenses are available for this program on case-by-case basis. Qualifying attorneys will receive at least a 50% reduction in the course fee(s). Preference will be given to full-time LL.B. candidates. Scholarship applications must be received in the ABA offices no later than thirty days prior to the program presentation. You will be notified prior to the program if your application is approved.

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    Event Details

    Duration

    540

    Format

    Web

    Date

    Nov 04 - 18, 2020

    2020-11-04T13:00:00-05:00 2020-11-18T16:00:00-05:00 Executive Compensation Virtual 2020 National Institute

    This Executive Compensation National Institute is designed for those who address issues related to compensating senior executives: private practitioners, in-house corporate counsel, employee benefits consultants, service providers, compensation managers and consultants.

    Speakers

    Bindu Culas

    Frederic W Cook & Co Inc

    Gerald Audant

    Fenwick & West LLP

    Grace Melton

    Deloitte LLP

    Ilya Enkishev

    Internal Revenue Service

    John Richards

    Internal Revenue Service

    Renata Ferrari

    Ropes & Gray LLP

    Scott Spector

    Fenwick & West LLP

    Stephen Lagarde

    Ernst & Young LLP

    Susan Daley

    Perkins Coie LLP

    Sponsors

    American College of Employee Benefits Counsel

    Joint Committee On Employee Benefits

    Section of Labor and Employment Law

    Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law

    Section of Taxation

    Program Co-chairs

    Martha N Steinman

    Robert J Neis

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