Calendar of Upcoming Events for the AUSTIN Chapter

Prior Events

Date and Time:4/11/2017 1:00 pm
Event:Southern Region NASPP Chapter Meeting
Topic:Lessons Learned: ASU 2016-09 Adoption
Location:Webinar (Link forthcoming)
Contact:Kimberly Steele
Contact Phone:480-399-8688

Join Raul Fajardo of Certent and Ken Stoler of PwC for a discussion on adoption of ASU 2016-09, the latest update to ASC Topic 718. Our panel will discuss key provisions of the ASU, including:

  • Elimination of APIC Pool: How does it affects earnings? Will there be more forecasting needed?
  • EPS Calculation – Has your system been updated to exclude the tax benefit portion in the assumed proceeds calculation? 
  • Forfeitures: Have you made your decision? How do you calculate the cumulative adjustment and what are the related entries?
  • Share Withholding: What has changed? What do I need to be aware of?


Ken Stoler, Partner PricewaterhouseCoopers

As the leader of PwC’s HR Accounting Advisory practice, Ken works with companies to address one of their most critical and fundamental concerns - how should we compensate our employees and executives? Ken specializes in financial reporting and plan design issues related to equity compensation arrangements, retirement and healthcare plans, and other benefits. Ever curious, Ken thrives on the excitement of new and unique challenges. Helping companies navigate their employee issues during an IPO, spin off, acquisition, or other major transaction or event is a perfect fit.

Raul Fajardo, Customer Support Manager at Certent, Inc.

Raul Fajardo is the Level 3 Support Manager for Certent, Inc. Raul has more than twenty years of experience in equity compensation. He speaks at various equity compensation conferences on topics such as valuation, accounting, forecasting, tax accounting, and mergers and acquisitions.

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Date and Time:4/25/2017 11:30
Event:Austin Chapter Lunch Meeting
Topic:Net Withholding Provisions Ain’t Boring No More!
Location:Cover 3 2700 W Anderson Ln #202, Austin, TX 78757
Contact:Kimberly Steele
Contact Phone:480-399-8688

Due to recent increased scrutiny on net withholding of equity awards (e.g., recent shareholder litigation alleging non-compliance with Rule 16b-3, and FASB’s changed position on maximum withholding rate),  the topic of “net withholding” went from somewhat dull to front-and-center interesting.  The purpose of this discussion is to cover:

  • Shareholder litigation/focus with respect to Rule 16b-3 and matchable transactions
  • How to implement increased tax withholding without shareholder approval under FASB and applicable listing rules
  • Impact of recent FASB net withholding rules on non-U.S. countries
  • How to implement increased tax withholding under the tax regime, including ideas on how to help streamline compliance with the aggregate method of withholding and next day deposit rules
  • Implementing tax withholding during a blackout: net withholding provisions v 10b5-1 compliant sales in the open market
  • Impact on accounting rules and liability classification; and Other miscellaneous thoughts (i.e., ISS thoughts, SOX prohibition on loans to insiders, etc.)


Anthony "Tony" Eppert

Partner, Andrews Kurth


Tony's legal practice focuses on executive compensation and employee benefit arrangements (including their related tax, accounting, securities and corporate governance issues) in the United States and abroad. Before entering private practice, he served as a judicial clerk to the Hon. Richard F. Suhrheinrich of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

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