Broadcast Date: Tuesday, June 09, 2020
from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm (ET)


The executive compensation landscape has continuously evolved over the years. Companies have been confronted with shifting regulatory standards, competitive global markets, and economic challenges and demands. These developments require businesses to re-evaluate their existing executive compensation strategies and policies and turn them into a more effective and advanced program to mitigate risk exposure and legal liabilities.

In this Webcast, executive compensation experts Doreen Lilienfeld (Shearman & Sterling LLP) and Marc Ullman (Meridian Compensation Partners, LLC) will provide an in-depth analysis of the significant issues surrounding executive compensation. Speakers will dig deeper as they provide best practices in devising effective executive compensation strategies in this rapidly evolving landscape.

Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:

  • Base Salary
  • Executive Salary Reduction by Industry
  • Annual Incentives
  • Long-Term Incentives
  • Non-Employee Director Compensation
  • Director Pay Reductions/Deferrals


Course Level:



Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials


Method of Presentation:

On-demand Webcast (CLE)



General knowledge of executive compensation laws and regulations


Course Code:



NY Category of CLE Credit:

Area of Professional Practice


Total Credit:

1.0 CLE

Speaker Panel:

Doreen Lilienfeld, Partner
Shearman & Sterling LLP

Doreen E. Lilienfeld is Global Head of the Governance & Advisory Group and the Team Leader of the Compensation, Governance and ERISA practice.

She focuses on a wide variety of compensation-related matters, including the design and implementation of retention and compensation plans, disclosure and regulatory compliance, and employment negotiations with senior executives. She has advised both U.S. and non-U.S. issuers on corporate governance and regulatory requirements relating to compensation and benefits matters and high profile individuals in their employment and severance negotiations.

Doreen has been a resident in the Frankfurt, London and Bay Area offices of Shearman & Sterling.  For the past seventeen years, Doreen has spearheaded the publication of the Shearman & Sterling survey of the compensation-related corporate governance practices of the largest 100 domestic issuers.  She is a lecturer in Executive Compensation at the Berkeley School of Law.

Doreen is the winner of the Euromoney Americas Women in Business Law Award for Best in Corporate Governance (2018) and was included in the “Notable Women in Law” list by Crain’s New York Business (2019).  Her team was awarded Benefits Team of the Year by Law360 in January 2020.

Marc Ullman, Partner
Meridian Compensation Partners, LLC

Marc Ullman has over 20 years of executive compensation consulting experience and is a Partner and leader of the firm’s New York office. Marc consults with large and small, publicly held and privately owned organizations, and has experience in various industries, including consumer products, financial services, insurance, manufacturing, media, professional services, REITs, retail, technology software & hardware and telecommunications.

Marc consults in the areas of executive new hires and terminations, shareholder engagement, share reserve requests, transaction-related compensation programs, such as in initial public offerings, M&A and spin-offs, as well as in all phases of the ongoing annual executive compensation cycle, including: competitive pay analyses, annual and long-term incentive plan review, design and implementation, incentive plan metrics selection and performance target and range setting, pay-and-performance alignment analysis, compensation risk assessments, board of directors’ compensation, and assistance with proxy disclosure drafting and shareholder communication.

Marc received his Master’s degree from Columbia University and his Bachelor’s degree from Roger Williams University. Marc has been a frequent speaker and writer on executive compensation topics for Corporate Board Member, Conference Board, Equilar, WorldatWork, NYSE and NASDAQ.


Marc Ullman, Partner

Meridian Compensation Partners, LLC


Doreen Lilienfeld, Partner

Shearman & Sterling LLP

  • COVID-19 Impact: Base Salary
  • Executive Salary Reduction by Industry
  • COVID-19 Impact: Annual Incentives
  • COVID-19 Impact: Long-Term Incentives
  • COVID-19 Impact: Non-Employee Director Compensation
  • Director Pay Reductions/Deferrals

Date & Time:

Tuesday, June 09, 2020

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm (ET)

Who Should Attend:

  • Employee Benefits Lawyers and Consultants
  • Executive Compensation Lawyers
  • Human Resource Executives
  • Human Resource Managers
  • Benefits Managers
  • In-house Counsel
  • Top Level Management


Doreen LilienfeldPartner
Shearman & Sterling LLP
Marc UllmanPartner
Meridian Compensation Partners, LLC



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