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June Monthly Meeting

June 19, 2019
11:00 AM CDT to 1:15 PM CDT
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Fleming's River Oaks
2405 W. Alabama St.
Houston, TX 77098

Ten Compensation Design Insights Learned from the 2019 Proxy Season

When companies release their proxy statements, it shines a spotlight on their executive pay amounts and practices. Often, this can result in unanticipated headlines and bad press at least, and even drive changes in leadership at worst. With so much at stake, it’s important to stay ahead of the game and know what other companies are disclosing.

Anthony Eppert will discuss key insights from this year’s round of proxies and what we might expect companies to do for future years. Armed with this information, you can be more prepared for next year’s proxy season!


Anthony 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.

Representative Experience

Corporate Representation: Advises private and publicly-traded clients and their boards of directors on compensation and benefits matters, including:
• Drafting and maintaining equity and synthetic equity plans
• Drafting CD&As
• Addressing issues under applicable federal and state securities laws
• Addressing listing requirements under NYSE, NASDAQ and TSX exchanges
• Advising on institutional shareholder expectations and requirements
• Advising pre-IPO companies on their compensation arrangements
• Advising on various tax issues relating to the deductibility of compensation
• Negotiating and preparing documents for the hiring and firing of key employees
• Drafting executive agreements under U.S. and/or PRC laws
• Structuring international compensation arrangements, including recharge agreements, international assignments and secondment agreements
• Negotiating, designing and drafting compensatory profits interests for partnerships and LLCs taxed as a partnership
• Designing, drafting and administering retirement plans (e.g. 401(k), 403(b) and defined benefit plans) and health and welfare plans (including self-funded arrangements)

Transactions: Advises clients on compensation and benefit issues associated with corporate transactions, including:
• Tailoring of transaction documents
• Performing Section 280G analyses and associated benchmarking
• Designing change-in-control bonus plans, management carve-out agreements and other retention arrangements
• Drafting option cancellation/assumption agreements and inducement plans
• Negotiating non-compete and non-solicitation clauses
• Addressing incentive and retention issues
• Merging employee benefit plans

Section 409A: Helps clients comply with all aspects of Section 409A and its application to traditional non-qualified deferred compensation arrangements, equity plans, employment and severance arrangements, bonus arrangements and reimbursement arrangements
ESOPs: Designs and implements a business owner's sale of stock to an employee stock ownership plan for the purpose of triggering an exit strategy, deferring capital gains taxes and implementing succession strategies

Executive Representation: Represents numerous executives in complex negotiations of their hiring or termination of employment

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$35.00 after 5:00 pm June 14

$45.00 Future Member
$50.00 after 5:00 pm June 14