8th Annual Executive Compensation Summit


Jim Barrall
UCLA Law School
Visiting Scholar and Senior Fellow
Latham & Watkins LLP
Of Counsel, Retired Partner

Roger Brossy

Semler Brossy
Executive Compensation

Managing Director

Arnie Pinkston
Bio-Rad Laboratories;
Sustainability Accounting
Standards Board




Executive Compensation 2017:
Where Are We Now — and Where Are We Headed?

Last fall’s elections gave us one-party control of the Presidency and both houses of Congress, portending many changes to the Dodd Frank Act, the Internal Revenue Code, SEC rules and other governmental regulation which would have had a major impact on executive compensation.  In February, the Acting Chair of the SEC gave companies further hope that the final SEC rule on CEO pay ratio disclosure would be repealed, amended or delayed.

Almost one year after the elections, the pace of reform and deregulation have slowed.  Most importantly, the SEC staff has recently stated that the CEO pay ratio rule will not be amended or delayed and will require companies to disclose the ratio of their CEO’s pay to that of their median employee in their 2018 proxies. So companies are now wrestling with all of the guidance issued by the SEC’s staff and deciding how best to disclose their ratios, while at the same time reacting to important developments on pay clawbacks and forfeitures, pay-for- performance, long-termism and other issues.  To complicate matters, the upcoming SEC nomination confirmation hearings and legislative activity ahead of the 2018 Congressional elections may still result in major changes, and at the very least create much uncertainty.

On Thursday, November 9, 2017, our panel of experts will provide a practical assessment of where we are today and where we may be headed on these developments and what Boards and companies should now be doing in making their 2017 year-end pay decisions, designing their 2018  pay plans and determining and disclosing their CEO pay ratios.



This event is presented in collaboration with our Supporting Sponsor

CSUF Mihaylo (2012 09 18)


Event Details

  • When

  • Thursday, November 9, 2017
    7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    Pacific Time

  • Where

  • Pacific Club
    4110 MacArthur Blvd
    Newport Beach, California 92660

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