COVID-19: The Issue Clearly is Human Capital

COVID-19: The Issue Clearly is Human Capital

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COVID-19 has painted a crystal-clear picture of the critical value of human capital. And with this heightened awareness comes an accelerated pace for new human capital governance. But even before the global pandemic abruptly redefined just about everything, Attorney Mike Melbinger, a partner in the Chicago offices of Winston & Strawn, and others were already taking note of the developing sentiment that matters of human capital management should rest squarely on the shoulders of Compensation Committees.

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Stock Option Repricing: When You Are Underwater Part 2

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Today we’re sharing Part 2 of an article written by Mike Melbinger on the timely and challenging matter of stock option repricing. Mike is a Partner in the Chicago Office of Winston & Strawn LLP. His law practice focuses exclusively on executive compensation and employee retirement benefit issues. Use this link to catch up, if you missed Part 1 yesterday of “Stock Option Repricing: When You Are Underwater.”


Executive Compensation Professionals Do Not Come Across the HSR Act Often

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Are you familiar with the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act? Although it is designed to cover large mergers and acquisitions, it can come in to play for select individuals. When the executive compensation plans of highly compensated employees rely heavily on corporate stock to reward the executive, the reporting guidelines of HSR can potentially apply at the individual level.

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Updates Related to Key Performance Metrics and Executive Compensation

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The following is an update in which Attorney Mike Melbinger, Partner, Winston & Strawn, does the heavy lifting in reviewing ongoing interpretive releases issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on the topic of Key Performance Metrics in Management’s Discussion and Analysis, the Financial Condition and Results of Operations (the “MD&A”).

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Unpacking Proposed Regulations by IRS and the Treasury Department on Changes to Section 162(m)

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Winston & Strawn Partner Michael Melbinger continues his analysis of the proposed regulations that have been issues by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Treasury Department on changes to Tax Code Section 162(m). The following article first appeared on the  Executive Compensation Blog on January 13, 2020, and is republished here with the author’s permission. #executivecomp #fulcrumpartners #IRS #162m