Cindy V. Schlaefer

Cindy V. Schlaefer

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

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Is Proxy Disclosure Shareholder Litigation on Executive Compensation Finally Over?

Since the advent of “Say-on-Pay” over three years ago, the plaintiffs’ securities bar has attempted to rustle up claims relating to executive compensation matters discussed in proxy statements. The first wave against those...more

6/26/2014 - Executive Compensation Proxies Say-on-Pay Shareholder Litigation Shareholders

California Reduces Additional Tax on Section 409A Noncompliance

On October 4, 2013, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill (“AB”) 1173, which reduces from 20 percent to 5 percent the additional California tax on nonqualified deferred compensation that fails to comply with...more

10/24/2013 - Compliance Deferred Compensation Income Taxes Section 409A

Best Laid Plans Gone Awry: Practices for Rule 10b5-1 Trading Plans

Rule 10b5-1 trading plans are in the limelight due to investigations initiated by U.S. Attorney’s Offices and the SEC into possible abuses by corporate executives of such plans. Now, more than ever, companies and their boards...more

5/10/2013 - Board of Directors Compliance Insider Trading Material Nonpublic Information Rule 10b-5 SEC Trading Plans

Proxy Season Brings a Third Wave of “Gotcha” Shareholder Litigation

Proxy season is upon us and the plaintiffs’ bar is demonstrating its resourcefulness by bringing a third wave of shareholder litigation. This new wave, which has not crested yet, consists of a return to derivative shareholder...more

2/22/2013 - Annual Meeting Board of Directors Derivative Suit Executive Compensation Exit Strategies ISS Preliminary Injunctions Proxy Season Proxy Statements PSLRA Putative Class Actions Say-on-Pay Settlement Shareholder Litigation

Perspectives - Fall 2012 | Volume 3, Edition 2: An Executive Compensation, Benefits & Human Resources Law Update

In This Edition: - Year-end Deadline for Correcting Section 409A Deferred Compensation Arrangements That Condition Payment on an Employee Release or Covenant: By December 31, 2012, all deferred compensation...more

12/13/2012 - 3.8% Medicare Tax Affordable Care Act Deferred Compensation Dodd-Frank FICA Taxes Say-on-Pay Section 409A Shareholder Litigation Spinoffs

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