Calendar of Upcoming Events for the NEW YORK / NEW JERSEY Chapter

Prior Events

Date and Time:12/10/2015 3:30pm - 7:15pm
Event:December Chapter Meeting and Holiday Party
Topic:10b5-1 Survey Findings
Location:Chapter Meeting: Morgan Stanley, 1221 Avenue of the Americas,3rd Floor Room 3E New York, NY 10020 Holiday Party: Haven Rooftop, The Sanctuary Hotel, 132 West 47th Street, New York, NY 10036
Contact:Martha N. Steinman
Contact Phone:212-918-5580

Chapter Meeting Sponsored by Morgan Stanley


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Morgan Stanley and the NASPP conducted a 10b5-1 survey in the spring of 2015 and received 325 qualified responses from the NASPP mailing list.  This panel will review the survey results and provide issuer viewpoints on 10b5-1 trading plan parameters, Cooling -off periods, modifications and amendments, terminations, and minimum and maximum lengths. The survey also found that as the usage of 10b5-1 plans increases, firms are providing more guidance and a consensus on best practices is emerging.


Christine Cognetti McCasland, Morgan Stanley: Christine Cognetti McCasland is an Executive Director within Morgan Stanley's Corporate Equity Solutions unit, where she is responsible for 10b5-1 Plan Management. She joined the firm in 2005 and has worked on the market leading 10b5-1 Preset Diversification Desk for her entire Morgan Stanley career, having regular interaction with legal teams and senior executives at some of the world's most prestigious companies. She's played a key role in developing 10b5-1 plans for companies in IPO stages, effectively establishing the company's processes while staying up to speed on continuous regulation changes. Prior to joining us, Christine worked in Private Wealth for both Credit Suisse and Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette and as a Math teacher in North Philadelphia.   She has an undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and an MBA from New York University. 


Mike Andresino, Posternak Blankstein & Lund LLP:  Mr. Andresino has spent over 25 years representing companies from startup through the IPO stage and beyond.  He specializes in public company compliance issues, including corporate disclosure, corporate governance, insider trading and reporting, stock plan design and implementation, and executive compensation.  He is a partner at Posternak Blankstein & Lund LLP, a 60-attorney, Boston-based firm focused on business law for middle market and technology companies.  Mike is a charter member of the NASPP, and has served as legal counsel or advisor to leaders in the executive compensation field, including major brokerage firms, software companies and consultants.


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Continuing Education Credits: 1.5 CEP (Securities Law)