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Los Angeles: July 2018 Chapter Luncheon

July 24, 2018


Event Contact

Joanne Wendler, CEP


Activision Blizzard
3100 Ocean Park Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Double ESPP Session with Experts from Baker McKenzie and Computershare

Event Details

It’s a double date, ESPP style!

SESSION I: ESPP - General and U.S. Issues

The first session will focus on general and U.S. challenges to offering a Section 423-compliant employee stock purchase plan, including design issues such as setting maximum share limits, defining eligible compensation, deciding whether to allow increases during offering periods, as well as operational issues such as managing the $25,000 limit, dealing with leaves of absence and reporting disqualifying (and qualifying") dispositions.

SESSION II: ESPP - Non-U.S. Issues

Session II Description: The second session will focus on non-U.S. challenges to offering an employee stock purchase plan (that is intended to be Section 423-compliant within the U.S.) outside the U.S., including design issues such as using a non-423 sub-plan versus separate offerings to allow for different treatment required under local laws as well as operational issues such as managing payroll deductions and conversions on a global basis, withholding taxes at purchase, dealing with mobile employees and deciding whether and how to offer the plan in particularly challenging jurisdictions.

Speaker Information

Jessica Laddon, AVP, Computershare
Jessica is a Senior Relationship Manager at Computershare.  She has 19 years of experience designing, implementing and administering equity compensation programs including stock options, restricted stock units, and ESPP with a heavy focus on employee communications and training. Prior to joining Computershare, Jessica served as the Equity Administer at ViaSat, Inc. in Carlsbad, CA and Director of Stock Programs at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). Jessica holds an MBA in finance from the University of San Diego, and earned a BA in Economics from University of California San Diego. Jessica became a Certified Equity Professional (CEP) in 2013. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the NASPP San Diego Chapter and GEO Southern CA Chapter.
Denise Glagau, Partner, Baker McKenzie
Denise Glagau is a member of the Firm's North America Employment and Compensation practice and advises multinational companies on the tax and legal issues related to offering employee share plans and other incentive compensation programs in their home countries and on a global basis. Ms. Glagau has multiple degrees from McGill, Dalhousie and Golden Gate Universities.  Denise is a frequent speaker on topics of interest for legal and other professionals dealing with share plan issues and is the Secretary of the San Francisco Chapter of the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals. She is a member of the Firm's Financial Institutions and Healthcare industry groups.

Fee Structure

Non-members are requested to reimburse the chapter for lunch, which is $20 per person.

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