Shareholder Derivative Suits After Negative Say-On-Pay Votes
Litigating Executive Compensation Challenges and Minimizing Exposure to Lawsuits
Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide counsel with an overview of shareholder derivative litigation to date, various theories of liability put forth, defenses asserted and remedies sought. The panel will also discuss actions that compensation committees can take to minimize exposure to shareholder litigation.
- Overview of shareholder litigation activity
- Theories of liability and remedies sought
- Defenses asserted
- Best practices for companies and boards to minimize shareholder derivative litigation
The panel will review these and other key questions:
- What theories of liability have been advanced against companies and their boards and how is a negative vote on compensation being used to support the allegations?
- Are compensation committees now a new class of defendants in these shareholder derivative suits?
- What steps should compensation committees take to minimize exposure to shareholder derivative claims?
Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.
Paul R. Bessette
He has a national securities litigation practice with clients ranging from established Fortune 100 companies to the... | Read More
He has a national securities litigation practice with clients ranging from established Fortune 100 companies to the newly public. He has been lead counsel in scores of cases nationwide, defending companies, officers and directors, underwriters and accountants in shareholder class action lawsuits, derivative litigation, SEC proceedings, M&A litigation and other complex commercial litigation.Close
Ronald W. Stevens
He represents financial institutions and other publicly held companies and their directors and officers in class... | Read More
He represents financial institutions and other publicly held companies and their directors and officers in class action and derivative actions, regulatory enforcement proceedings and investigations initiated by the federal banking agencies and the SEC, fair lending investigations by the Department of Justice, and director and officer liability suits brought by the FDIC and the RTC.Close