October 23, 2019 — Houston, Texas — Public Company Advisory Group partner Lyuba Goltser spoke on a panel titled “Public Company Track: Annual Meetings I” as part of The Society for Corporate Governance’s Essentials Express Houston Chapter Conference. The panel discussed proxy statement drafting, schedule & logistics; notice and access and mailing; dealing with management and shareholder proposals; and reviewing proxy advisory firm recommendations.
September 17, 2019 — New Orleans, LA — Weil Public Company Advisory Group Co-Head Howard Dicker moderated a panel titled “The Top Compensation Consultants Speak” as part of CompensationStandards.com’s “16th Annual Executive Compensation Conference.”
September 17, 2019 — Public Company Advisory Co-Head Ellen Odoner spoke on a panel titled “The Role of Independent Directors on PLFC Boards” and had a fireside chat with Rose Marie Bravo, independent director of Tiffany & Co. and The Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. as part of the Fall Meeting of the General Counsel and Other Governance Professionals of the Publicly Listed Family Controlled Companies Group.
September 16, 2019 — New Orleans, LA — Weil Public Company Advisory Group Co-Head Howard Dicker spoke on two panels as part of TheCorporateCounsel.net’s Proxy Disclosure Conference. The panels were titled “Hedging Disclosures & More - Post-Panel Commentary” and "The Big Kahuna: Your Burning Questions Answered" where he spoke on (a) Controls Over Share Counting and (b) Avoiding Litigation & SEC Enforcement Due to Your Disclosures.
September 13, 2019 — Washington, D.C. — Weil Public Company Advisory Group Co-Head Howard Dicker spoke on a panel as part of the American Bar Association Subcommittee on Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Section 16. The panel was titled “The SEC’s Proxy Voting Advice Guidance” and discussed the SEC’s recent guidance on the proxy voting responsibilities of investment advisers and the applicability of the federal proxy rules to proxy advisory firms.
June 13, 2019 — Public Company Advisory Group partner P.J. Himelfarb speaks on a panel titled “Revisiting MD&A Disclosure – Current Focus Areas and Pitfalls” as part of PLI’s 34th Midyear SEC Reporting & FASB Forum. The panel discusses The impact of adopting new accounting standards on MD&A, Will the PCAOB’s new Auditor Reporting Standard impact MD&A?, Current SEC Staff focus areas, with examples from recent comment letters and Lessons from enforcement cases.