Webinar Program on Lessons From the 2017 Proxy Season

September 18, 2017
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On September 18, Glen Schleyer and Janet Thiele Geldzahler presented a webinar program titled “Lessons From the 2017 Proxy Season” on lessons learned from the 2017 proxy season and advance planning for 2018, including:

  • Decline in traditional governance proposals
  • Continued acceptance of proxy access leading to fewer proposals
  • Unsuccessful attempts to amend proxy access terms
  • Greater focus on board diversity
  • “Withhold” or “against” votes for directors
  • Frequency of social and political proposals and their rare passage
  • Near elimination of compensation-related proposals
  • Further confirmation of annual say-on-pay votes
  • Continued strength on say-on-pay
The 45-minute presentation was followed by a 15-minute Q&A. The program was designed to benefit general counsel, corporate secretaries and other individuals with responsibility for governance decisions and responses to shareholder proposals will benefit from this program. CLE credit was available.