7th Annual Executive Compensation Summit

Thursday November 17, 2016 | 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM | The Pacific Club

New Challenges for Director and Executive Compensation
in Today’s Turbulent Environment

Last year, after 5 years of Say-on-Pay votes, executive compensation had settled into a fairly predictable pattern. Most companies had eliminated pay practices labeled “problematic” by the proxy advisors and had learned that the difference between failed and successful votes turned largely on financial performance and pay-for-performance alignment.  But this year, volatile financial markets, diminished business growth, the accelerating pace of disruptive innovation and a very turbulent and uncertain political environment have exposed new and larger challenges for Boards and companies.  

The focus on director and executive pay has increased and the SEC is under more pressure to toughen its proposed rules on clawbacks, pay vs. performance disclosure and financial institution pay plans, as well as on the Congress to enact laws to further regulate public company pay plans.

On Thursday, November 17, 2016, our panel will provide a practical assessment of where we are today and where we may be headed on these challenges and what Boards and companies should now be thinking about and doing in making their 2016 year-end pay decisions and in designing, drafting and disclosing their pay plans for 2017 to deal with them.


Thursday, November 17, 2016
7:00 AM – 9:00 AM

The Pacific Club
4110 MacArthur Blvd, Newport Beach, California 92660

Member $50.00
Non-Member $85.00


Barrall, Jim Schafer, Glenn Brossy
Jim Barrall
Latham & Watkins LLP
Partner and
Global Co-chair,
Benefits & Compensation
Glenn Schafer
Janus Capital Group
Chairman of the Board
Genesis HealthCare, Inc.
Lead Director
Mercury General
Roger Brossy
Semler Brossy
Executive Compensation
Managing Director



  • Director compensation is now under litigation assault and in the press as never before
  • CEO Pay Ratio disclosure rules will take effect in 2017 in an environment of political incitement and concerns about income inequality and social mobility
  • Stock markets and shareholder litigants are punishing companies that have been hit by business and reputational problems
  • The impact of incentive plans on business risk taking is again on the front burner
  • Segments of the press and public are clamoring for more director and executive accountability and for stronger compensation clawbacks in the event of financial restatements, employee misconduct or damage to a company’s business reputation

The Executive Compensation Summit is presented
in partnership with our Supporting Sponsor