Deemphasizing Peer Groups: What’s Next?

There is nothing more controversial than setting the pay of America’s CEOs.  11:45 a.m., March 22, 2013–The John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at the University of Delaware will host a panel titled “Deemphasizing Peer Groups: What’s Next?” from 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Thursday, April 11, in Clayton Hall on UD’s Laird Campus.

The program will review the utility of using peer group benchmarking in setting executive compensation with a specific focus on what other factors should be considered by a compensation committee if peer group benchmarking is deemphasized. 

To engage a lively debate around these governance issues, panelists include:

  • Vineeta Anand, chief research analyst, Office of Investment, AFL-CIO;
  • James D. C. Barrall, partner, Latham and Watkins;
  • J. Roderick Clark, director, Ensco plc;
  • Frederic W. Cook, chairman, Frederic W. Cook and Company;
  • Michelle Edkins, global head of corporate governance, BlackRock;
  • Craig K. Ferrere, Edgar S. Woolard Jr. Fellow in Corporate Governance, John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance, UD;
  • Randy J. Holland, justice, Delaware Supreme Court;
  • Blair Jones, managing principal, Semler Brossy Consulting Group LLC;
  • James A. Lawrence, chairman, Rothchild North America;
  • Brady K. Long, vice president and general counsel, Ensco plc; and
  • Paul E. Rowsey III, director, Ensco plc.

Charles M. Elson, Edgar S. Woolard Jr. Chair in Corporate Governance and director of the Weinberg Center, will moderate the panel.

A complementary buffet lunch will follow the program.

There is no charge for the program but as space is limited, anyone who plans to attend should RSVP to Louisa Cresson at [email protected] no later than Wednesday, April 3.

Materials and additional information will be forwarded in advance of the panel. Where applicable, DE CLE credits will be provided.

Sometimes I wish I lived on the East Coast.

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