Compensation and Benefits in the New Economy (Palo Alto Presentation)


Palo Alto

Paul Borden

Paul Borden


The executive compensation and benefits landscape is rapidly changing, as compensation practices are under the microscope and companies are trying to do more with less. We will address the coming changes to executive compensation practices, as well as how companies are dealing with compensation and benefits programs in the challenging economic environment.

• Rethinking incentives in the current financial crisis
 o Option repricing considerations and alternatives
 o Strategies for motivating and retaining key talent
 o Shareholder activism and its effect on incentive plan design
• Balancing the interests of the company and executives
 o Enhancing performance orientation in executive pay
 o Executive pay in the new economy
• Restructuring pitfalls
 o Benefits traps to avoid when reducing a workforce
 o Employee benefit plan considerations in distressed business acquisitions
 o New practices in change-in-control and severance plans
 o Reducing or eliminating 401(k) matching contributions
• Considerations for benefit plan fiduciaries
 o Investment policies
 o Troubled investments and changes to the investment mix
• Section 409A
 o Life after the transition period
 o How to benefit from the new corrections program
 o Latest guidance from the Treasury

Robert K. Barbetti, Managing Director, JPMorgan Private Bank
Michael T. Frank, Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP
Paul Borden, Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP
Derek J. Windham, Attorney, Morrison & Foerster LLP

California MCLE credit is pending for this event.

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