Broadcast Date: Thursday, February 20, 2020
from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm (ET)


The fiscal year 2020’s proxy season is marked with significant developments that companies must carefully consider. A number of these concerns include the Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) proposed proxy voting policy changes as well as significant trends and developments from last year which are expected to have a noteworthy impact on the upcoming legal and regulatory landscape.

Thus, it is of utmost importance that companies are well-versed of the important developments in the 2020 proxy season. Reviewing and understanding the significant 2019 proxy season trends can also help in order to best comply with disclosure requirements and prevent potential hurdles.

This LIVE Webcast brought by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with an in-depth analysis of the legal and regulatory developments in the 2020 proxy season. Executive compensation experts, Daniel Kaufman and James F. Dickinson, will present highlights of this year’s proxy season for companies to consider while presenting key strategies and practices to avoid risks in a rapidly evolving legal climate.

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

  • The 2020 Proxy Season
  • Significant Developments and Trends in 2020
  • Common Risks and Pitfalls
  • Practical Strategies and Best Practices
  • What Lies Ahead


Course Level:



Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials


Method of Presentation:

On-demand Webcast (CLE)



Experience in Corporate Law


Course Code:



NY Category of CLE Credit:

Areas of Professional Practice


Total Credits:

1.5 CLE

Speaker Panel:

James F. Dickinson, Principal
Pay Governance

Jim Dickinson is a Principal in the Philadelphia office of Pay Governance with nearly 20 years of executive compensation consulting experience. He works with Compensation Committees and senior management teams in the development of executive compensation and outside director pay programs. Jim has broad experience in the design, calibration, and communication of annual and long-term incentive programs. His client base centers on Fortune 1000 companies, particularly those in the energy, insurance and industrial sectors. Jim has been a contributor to various articles and newsletters on topics related to executive compensation and speaks regularly at professional and industry organizations.

Daniel Kaufman, Lead Consultant
Meridian Compensation Partners, LLC

Dan consults with boards of directors and senior management on all aspects of executive and director compensation. Areas of expertise include competitive benchmarking, short-term and long-term incentive plan design, alignment of pay and performance, compensation disclosure and technical issues. He advises public and private companies ranging from S&P500 companies to pre-IPO startups. Dan has been involved with executive compensation issues for over a decade both as a consultant and in a corporate role. He has a broad range of industry experience covering banking/financial services, payment technologies, business services, retail, consumer goods and media. Prior to rejoining Meridian, Dan spent over four years at a multi-billion dollar public company leading global HR functions including executive compensation, total rewards, payroll and HRIS. Dan previously worked as a Senior Associate in Mercer’s executive compensation practice and began his career as a strategy and technology consultant. Dan has an M.B.A in strategy and marketing from UCLA Anderson School of Management and a B.S. in psychology from Duke University.



Daniel Kaufman, Lead Consultant

Meridian Compensation Partners, LLC

  • Proxy advisor policy updates for 2020
  • Hedging policy disclosure and open remaining open Dodd-Frank rulemaking
  • Director Compensation scrutiny and disclosure expectations
  • Responding to low Say on Pay votes
  • CEO Pay Ratio considerations



James F. Dickinson, Principal

Pay Governance

  • Expansion of executive clawback provisions
  • Realizable pay and CalPERS new say on pay methodology
  • Changes to ISS and Glass Lewis say on pay methodology
  • Update on SEC guidance for proxy advisors
  • Shareholder proposals for 2020

Date & Time:

Thursday, February 20, 2020

3:00 pm to 4:30 pm (ET)

Who Should Attend:

  • Corporate Governance Lawyers
  • Proxy Advisors
  • Shareholders
  • Investors
  • Board of Directors
  • Top Level Management
  • General Counsel


James F. DickinsonPrincipal
Pay Governance
Daniel KaufmanLead Consultant
Meridian Compensation Partners, LLC



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