Join Morgan Lewis in June for these upcoming programs on a variety of employee benefits and executive compensation topics

As you have likely heard by now, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has been targeting companies that require departing employees, as a condition to receiving severance benefits, to enter into severance agreements that discourage or prohibit the former employees from contacting regulators or from receiving whistleblower awards. The SEC whistleblower programs, established under Section 922 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and memorialized in Section 21F of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and SEC Rule 21F-17, are designed to provide incentives to individuals to encourage their providing information regarding violations of securities laws, and to protect whistleblowers from retaliation resulting from any disclosure.
In a previous post, we summarized a new Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) rule that allows increased share withholding for taxes under United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
With the 2016 tax return season now in the rearview mirror, it’s time to consider what financial planning options can be taken to defer 2017 and later compensation. In particular, if anticipated tax-reform efforts result in lowering individual tax rates, individuals may wish to defer 2017 income into later years. One such option is to take advantage of certain same-year deferral opportunities permitted under Section 409A of Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (Section 409A).
We are pleased to announce our 2017–2018 Morgan Lewis Public Company Academy, a series of webinars designed to provide public companies with comprehensive advice relating to federal securities laws compliance, corporate governance, and executive, equity, and director compensation. The webinars bring together experienced Morgan Lewis securities and executive compensation lawyers to give updates on current developments that impact public companies.
Join Morgan Lewis in April for these upcoming programs on a variety of employee benefits and executive compensation topics
It’s proxy season! As publicly traded companies prepare for the 2017 proxy season, we want to highlight several issues to keep in mind related to compliance with Section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Congratulations to employee benefits and executive compensation partner Zaitun Poonja, who was been selected as one of Silicon Valley Business Journal’s 100 Women of Influence for 2017.
Join Morgan Lewis in March for these upcoming programs on a variety of employee benefits and executive compensation topics