In this program, the third webcast in our 2018 Proxy Season webcast series, Georgeson and Latham & Watkins join together again to review lessons learned from the 2018 proxy season and prospects for the rest of the year.

This webcast examines trends and lessons learned in the 2018 proxy season, including director election results, proxy contests, vote "no" campaigns, virtual only meetings, proxy advisory firm (Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) and Glass Lewis) voting policy updates and influence, say on pay votes, the impact of Tax Reform (Section 162(m) Performance Based Compensation) and how CEO pay ratio disclosure played out in practice.

Also discussed in this webcast are executive compensation developments, including the evolution of performance based compensation, shareholder votes and proxy disclosure regarding performance-based plans, proxy advisory firm response to disclosure and tax reform and other potential legal and regulatory changes will likely impact the balance of 2018 and 2019.

Investor priorities for shareholder engagement are increasingly supportive of environmental, social and governance (ESG) topics such as board composition, particularly enhanced diversity and relevant expertise, climate risk and the environment, human capital management and performance that is better aligned with performance and business strategy. The formation of the Investor Stewardship Group (ISG) is another interesting recent development explored in this webcast, though the influence of the ISG is yet to be determined. Board diversity gained heightened media and investor attention this year as well. This webcast explores tips and best practices for effective engagement with key investors.

Shareholder proposal results from the 2018 proxy season are discussed in this webcast, with important trends highlighted.

Additional disclosure developments, regulatory changes and risk factors that played a significant role in the 2018 proxy season and will likely continue to affect the 2019 proxy season are also discussed in this webcast.

Please join us again in October for the first webcast in our 2019 Proxy Season webcast series presented in partnership with Latham & Watkins.


  • Executive compensation developments
    • Summing up year one of CEO pay ratio disclosure
    • Impact of tax reform
  • Hottest shareholder proposals
  • Issues of increasing concern to investors​​


  • Donald Cassidy, Executive Vice President of Business Development and Corporate Strategy, Georgeson
  • Steven Stokdyk, Partner, Latham & Watkins
  • Bradd Williamson, Partner, Latham & Watkins​​



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