Educational Archive

Trends in Clawbacks & Director Compensation

Shearman & Sterling’s Lisa Jacobs & Doreen Lilienfeld analyze the trends — and increased focus — on clawbacks and director compensation policies:

IPO Governance Practices

This EY video covers the trends in governance practices at companies going public…

Short-Termism: Is Compensation Design to Blame?

In this video, Semler Brossy’s Dan Marcus & Blair Jones discuss the “short-termism” debate in the executive compensation context (this video is “Part I”

Why Anti-Corruption Diligence Is Important in M&A

In this 6-minute video, Paul Weiss’ Mark Mendelsohn & Peter Jaffe discuss FCPA challenges in deals.

Audit Committees: Auditor Appointment, Compensation & Oversight

This video from the Center for Audit Quality about audit committees duties is useful…

Insider Trading Cartoons Vol. IX: Tender Offers

Brooks Pierce’s David Smyth uses cartoons to teach how the insider trading laws apply during tender offers:

Profile: Corp Fin’s Jonathan Ingram

The SEC posted this video profiling Corp Fin Deputy Chief Counsel Jonathan Ingram:

Gender Diversity on Boards: 4 Observations

In this video, EY’s Center for Board Matters provides observations on the state of board diversity.

FCPA’s Pilot Program: New Guidance for Self-Reporting

In this video, Paul Weiss’ Alex Young & Farrah Berse discuss the Analogic and Johnson Controls settlements that shed further light on how the

Insider Trading Cartoon Series, Vol. VIII: Negligence?

Brooks Pierce’s David Smyth uses cartoons to teach how negligence works for insider trading liability:

How to Deal With a Crisis

Check out Deloitte’s new “Resilient” podcast series with former senior executives.

Insider Trading Cartoons Vol. VII: Misappropriation (Part the Third)

Brooks Pierce’s David Smyth uses cartoons to teach what is the “misappropriation theory” of insider trading liability:

FASB’s New Leasing Standard

The FASB has this 5-minute video about how to apply the new leases guidance.

Insider Trading Cartoons Vol. VI: Misappropriation (Part Deux)

Brooks Pierce’s David Smyth uses cartoons to teach what is the “misappropriation theory” of insider trading liability:

Delaware Clarifies Review Standard in Merger Related Actions

Paul Weiss’ Stephen Lamb discusses the Delaware Supreme Court’s Corwin v. KKR Financial Holdings.

How to Work With Constructive Activists

In these videos, Luma Asset Management’s Greg Taxin dispenses tips on how to work with constructive activists, not necessarily fight them.

Total Shareholder Return Isn’t a Strategy

Pearl Meyer’s David Swinford outlines the case against TSR as an incentive compensation metric.

Insider Trading Cartoons Vol. V: Misappropriation Theory

Brooks Pierce’s David Smyth uses cartoons to teach what is the “misappropriation theory” of insider trading liability:

Insider Trading Cartoons Vol. IV: Rank & File Employees

Brooks Pierce’s David Smyth uses cartoons to teach what how rank & file employees can trip up the insider trading laws

IPOs: “UP-C” Structures

In this podcast, Simpson Thacher’s Joshua Ford Bonnie and John Hart explain the basics of the “UP-C” (or Umbrella Partnership–C-Corporation) structure for IPOs, including