2017 Proxy Season Review: Compensation

ISS published its annual post-season report on compensation results and trends last month, and this article from Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation summarizes their findings. Here are some main points: Say-on-pay support reached its highest levels. The severity of pay-for-performance misalignment correlates with ISS vote recommendations. Median S&P 500 CEO… Read more »


The Evolution and Current State of Director Compensation Plans

Today we are sharing this article from the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation with helpful information to our readers. Even though director compensation programs look quite similar from company to company, the primary difference between programs is the level of compensation, not the form of compensation. Director compensation levels are significantly… Read more »


L-Blast | September 2017

  “True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but to serve others at whatever cost.” – ARTHUR ASHE Dear All, That quote holds true even weeks after the catastrophic effects of Hurricane Harvey and reminds us how proud we are to live in… Read more »


L&A ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Where Has All The Merit Gone?

Where Has All The Merit Gone? By: Tyler Brown, Chris Crawford and Brent Longnecker It’s that time of year again as we enter the final quarter of a compensation cycle and the beginning of a new football season, with renewed hopes that this is your team’s year. With this entry into salary planning time for… Read more »


Come see us today & tomorrow at the Texas Total Rewards Conference!

Come visit us at our booth, and come (Thursday) to hear Brent Longnecker & Chris Crawford present! 2017 Texas Total Rewards Conference Norris Conference Center – Fort Worth / Sundance Square 304 Houston St. Fort Worth, TX 76102 September 14-15, 2017 Presentation Times: 11:15am (Brent Longnecker on key panel) 1:15pm (Brent Longnecker & Chris Crawford… Read more »


Business Wire: Activist Investor Challenges Executive Pay Accounting at T-Mobile

We found this great article written by Business Wire, and we wanted to share it with our readers: Activist Investor Challenges Executive Pay Accounting at T-Mobile July 31, 2017 – WASHINGTON – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Earlier today, the CtW Investment Group petitioned the SEC to require T-Mobile (NASDAQ:TMUS) to provide a clear and comprehensible description… Read more »


HARVEY – HOUSTON – HEROISM

HARVEY- HOUSTON- HEROISM “The darkest moments of our lives are not to be buried and forgotten, rather they are a memory to be called upon for inspiration to remind us of the unrelenting human spirit and our capacity to overcome the intolerable.” V. Lombardi After 52 inches and 25 trillion gallons of rain over a… Read more »


August 2017 L-Blast – CEO Pay Ratio Caps Will Not Work | Occupy Wall Street: Why Ben & Jerry’s Endorsement Rings Hollow | Is Executive Pay Excessive?

Dear All, Summer has quickly come to an end, the kids are back in school and everyone is getting back into the swing of things. Here at L&A we are rolling up our sleeves as we enter the busy fall season and we have some exciting news to share with you all. We recently welcomed… Read more »


L&A ORIGINAL ARTICLE: CEO Pay Ratio Caps Will Not Work

By Kyle Lamport and Chris Crawford Just last month, L&A’s “CEO Pay Ratio – Winter is Coming” article, authored by Ian Keas, Todd Henke and Chris Crawford, summed up the latest on the controversial pay ratio rule. This month, we dive into a related subject by taking a peek back in time to the mid-1970s…. Read more »


AgendaWeek: Comp Committees Rethinking Clawbacks

We found this great article written by Keith Button with AgendaWeek, and we wanted to share it with our readers: “Comp Committees Rethinking Clawbacks” by Keith Button (August 21, 2017) The clawback provisions Wells Fargo implemented as its fake-accounts sales-incentive scandal unfolded last year have been driving 2017 and 2018 clawback policy planning discussions for boards… Read more »