Compensation committees are a critical element in corporate governance, as oversight of compensation matters is one of the key functions of a corporate board of directors. Corporate compensation matters have been an ever-increasing focus of investors, regulators, the press and the public at large.  This webinar will explore the role of the compensation committee in corporate governance, the basic duties and responsibilities of compensation committee members, as well as the recent trends and best practices on how to ensure an effective compensation committee. The webinar will also cover various methods of compensation available to the compensation committees, including equity compensation, perquisites and change of control arrangements, and will touch on trends in working with compensation consultants in developing comprehensive compensation programs while achieving corporate goals, as well as issues of directors’ own compensation and liability protections. 


Learning Objectives:

The role, duties and functions of a compensation committee.

Resources and tools available to compensation committee members.

Best practices in ensuring effectiveness of a compensation committee.


About the Speaker: Julia Vax is a corporate and securities partner at Arnold & Porter in its Silicon Valley office, with more than 20 years of experience advising companies, investors and boards of directors on corporate governance matters, executive compensation, securities laws and capital markets transactions for private and public companies.  Her practice focuses on representing companies, primarily in the life sciences and technology sectors, in all aspects of their corporate development and in connection with a broad range of financing and strategic transactions, from formation and early-stage capital raising to publicly traded entities. 

3:00-4:00pm - Best Practices & Trends in Compensation Committees

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