On June 30, 2014, the SEC issued a Staff Legal Bulletin (referred to as “SLB 20”) which provides guidance regarding the responsibilities of investment advisers and proxy advisory firms with respect to the voting of corporate proxies. Read More
Current Pay Governance Viewpoints
John R. Ellerman
Jon Weinstein, Chris Brindisi and Blaine Martin
In the three years that U.S. public companies have held non-binding Say on Pay (SOP) votes under the Dodd Frank Act, compensation committees, compensation advisors, and financial regulators have seen the clout of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) increase dramatically in the executive compensation arena. Read More
Bentham W. Stradley
For the past several years, executive compensation policies and practices have been under intense scrutiny by lawmakers, the media and governance experts. Read More
Diane Lerner, Brian Lane, Andrew Winkler and Alexandra Perepelova
Given that the IPO market has heated up in the last few years – 2013 brought us 222 IPO pricings in the U.S., up almost 80% from 2012(1) – we thought it worthwhile to look at pre-IPO equity practices and the implications for companies after the initial offering. Read More
Team Member Highlight
- Linda Pappas Consultant | Charlotte
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Linda Pappas is a Consultant in the Charlotte, North Carolina office of Pay Governance. Linda has extensive experience with various aspects of executive compensation, including peer group development and validation, competitive benchmarking for executives and outside directors, research and analysis of compensation practices and trends, short- and long-term incentive plan design, target setting for incentive plans, shareholder advisory voting modeling, pay-for-performance assessments, change-in-control 280G excise tax calculations, and assistance with tabular proxy disclosure. In addition, Linda is certified by ISS Corporate Services in using the ISS proprietary Compass tool for modeling equity plan design. She works with clients across multiple industries, and spends the majority of her time with clients in the energy services, financial services, manufacturing, real estate, and pharmaceutical industries.
Prior to joining Pay Governance, Linda worked in Towers Watson's Executive Compensation practice for over 6 years in the Philadelphia and Charlotte offices.
Linda graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University with a degree in Applied Economics and Management.