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Drafting a Modern Equity Incentive Plan

With the 2020 proxy season approaching, many public companies are readying new or amended equity plans for shareholder approval.

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These plans are a ubiquitous feature of public companies’ compensation programs. They allow companies to grant various types of equity and equity-based awards to their non- employee directors, executives and other key employees. Although equity plans are broadly similar, companies…

Top Ten Design Considerations When Drafting a Modern Equity Incentive Plan

With the 2020 proxy season approaching, many public companies are readying new or amended equity plans for shareholder approval.

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These plans are a ubiquitous feature of public companies’ compensation programs. They allow companies to grant various types of equity and equity-based awards to their non- employee directors, executives and other key employees. Although equity plans are broadly similar, companies still…

Managing Disclosure on Personal Use of Corporate Aircraft

Personal use of corporate aircraft remains a popular perquisite among many of the largest public companies.

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In addition to getting executives to important business destinations and enabling them to work proactively while traveling, many companies provide top executives the opportunity to use the corporate aircraft for non-business purposes, including travel to outside company board meetings, spousal…

SEC Comment Letter on Proposed Rule on Mandatory Clawback

Meridian's comment on the proposed rule to implement the mandatory clawback provisions of Section 954 of Dodd-Frank.

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Re: File No. S7-12-15—Proposed Rule to Implement the Mandatory Clawback Provisions of Section 954 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 Dear Mr. Fields: Meridian Compensation Partners, LLC (“Meridian”) is pleased to provide comments to…