Broadcast Date: Thursday, September 30, 2021
from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (ET)


During the Covid-19 crisis, some companies had compensation plans with entirely financial metrics that would pay out at zero, while other experienced tailwinds. In both cases, many companies made adjustments to short and long-term plans to respond to the unprecedented year. As companies reflect, what lessons can they learn from the pandemic about executive pay? How can they build resilience into future pay programs? This session will cover tools and approaches that companies can consider now to build flexibility into pay programs while maintaining pay and performance alignment. Additionally, speakers will discuss discretion frameworks that companies can align on in advance and implement as needed in a future crisis.

Key topics include:

  • Covid-19 Impact on Executive Compensation
  • Lessons learned
  • Considerations for building resiliency into short and long-term designs


Course Level:



Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials


Method of Presentation:

On-demand Webcast (CLE); Group-Internet Based



General knowledge of executive compensation


Course Code:



NY Category of CLE Credit:

Areas of Professional Practice


NASBA Field of Study:

Business Law – Technical


Total Credit:

1.5 CLE

1.5 CPE (Not eligible for On-demand credit)

Speaker Panel:

Lauren Peek, Principal
Compensation Advisory Partners

Lauren Peek is a Principal at Compensation Advisory Partners LLC (CAP).  She has nearly 20 years of experience advising on executive compensation strategy development, evaluating the pay and performance relationship, annual and long-term incentive plan design and corporate governance issues.  Lauren advises Compensation Committees and senior management for both public and privately-held organizations with significant experience in the pharmaceutical, manufacturing and consumer products industries.

Natalie Smyth, Senior Associate
ClearBridge Compensation Group, LLC

Natalie Smyth is a Senior Associate at ClearBridge Compensation Group, focusing on all aspects of executive compensation including pay levels, performance measurement, and incentive plan design. She has significant experience providing project management and analytical support for executive compensation reviews of companies in a variety of industries.

Ms. Smyth’s technical knowledge and experience include assessing executive and director compensation practices through benchmarking, evaluating pay-for-performance relationships, and analyzing incentive plans in support of business priorities and the creation of long-term, shareholder value. Her client experience includes working with public and private companies in special circumstances such as M&A, IPOs, spin-offs, and restructurings, and she regularly researches and monitors evolving market trends. Ms. Smyth holds a B.S. from Georgetown University.

Rami Glatt, Principal
Semler Brossy Consulting Group LLC

Rami has ten years of executive and board compensation consulting experience. He works across a variety of industries, with depth of expertise in Real Estate, Industrials, as well as private-to-public transitions. Rami serves as Semler Brossy’s lead liaison and technical expert on ISS and Glass Lewis. Previously, Rami was at Mercer Consulting, where he worked with management and boards of directors across a variety of industries to help design and assess compensation programs.

Rami has been featured in DirectorCorps and published in Workspan. Rami holds a B.A. from Yeshiva University, graduating Summa Cum Laude.


Lauren Peek, Principal

Compensation Advisory Partners

Natalie Smyth, Senior Associate

ClearBridge Compensation Group, LLC


Rami Glatt, Principal  

Semler Brossy Consulting Group LLC

  • Impact of COVID on annual incentive plan design
  • Impact of COVID on LTI plan design
  • Go-forward plan incentive design implications and learnings going forward

Date & Time:

Thursday, September 30, 2021

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (ET)


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Who Should Attend:

  • Chief Human Resource Officers
  • Human Resource Managers
  • Vice Presidents and Directors – Executive Compensation, Compensation, and Benefits
  • Employee Benefits Consultants and Lawyers
  • Labor and Employment Lawyers
  • Executive Compensation Professionals
  • In-House Counsel
  • Chief Executive Officers


Lauren PeekPrincipal
Compensation Advisory Partners
Natalie SmythSenior Associate
ClearBridge Compensation Group, LLC
Rami GlattPrincipal
Semler Brossy Consulting Group LLC



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