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Comp Committees: Facing The 2014 Proxy Season

Editor: What trends is NACD seeing in executive compensation this proxy season? Bew: The say-on-pay vote results to date have been positive. Around 73 percent of Russell 3000 companies received greater than a 90 percent approval rating so far, which is slightly higher than what we saw for the...

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A Trap For The Unwary: Employee Benefit Plans And The Fiduciary Exception To The Attorney-Client Privilege

An employer that administers an employee benefit plan often takes on the role of fiduciary. Under the fiduciary exception to the attorney-client privilege, communications between a plan fiduciary and counsel regarding matters of plan administration have been held to be discoverable, to the extent...

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Presenting Compensation Estimates To A Jury

In all cases, presenting a damages estimate to a jury is an art that must be backed up by understandable science. The art is in the combination of effective questions by counsel (whether retaining or opposing) and a presentation by the expert that gets the jury’s attention. The presentation...

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