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Phoenix: July 2018 Lunch Meeting

July 25, 2018

11:45am - 1:00pm

Event Contact

Lisa Dilek, CEP


Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.
One Arizona Center, 400 East Van Buren St., Suite 1900
Phoenix, AZ 85004-2202
Section 162(m) After the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and Other Compensation Updates

Speaker Information

Greg R. Gautam, Partner | Snell & Wilmer

Greg Gautam focuses his practice on various areas of employee benefits, including qualified and

nonqualified retirement plans, health and welfare plans and executive compensation. He also advises clients on benefits and compensation issues in connection with corporate transactions. Greg uses his knowledge of employee benefits laws, regulations and the Internal Revenue Code to assist clients in achieving their human capital and compensation objectives.

Greg has experience in drafting and amending qualified retirement savings, deferred compensation and welfare benefit plans as well as advising clients with regard to the administration and compliance of such plans with the Internal Revenue Code and ERISA. In the executive compensation area, he has been involved in the representation of public and private companies and senior executives in connection with negotiating and drafting employment agreements, equity plans and awards, change in control agreements, severance agreements, and other compensation arrangements, including Section 409A compliance/corrections and Section 162(m) compliance.

In connection with mergers and acquisitions, Greg analyzes compensation and benefits issues and drafts and assists in the negotiation of key benefits provisions involving employee benefits representations and warranties, employee plan compliance, health and welfare liabilities, severance obligations, and COBRA obligations.

Greg is a co-chair of Snell & Wilmer’s Committee on Diversity and Inclusion and serves as a member of the firm's Attorney Development Committee.

Ken Sparling, Principal | FW Cook

Ken Sparling is a Principal at FW Cook, a consulting firm specializing
in executive compensation and corporate governance matters.
Since 1973, the firm has advised over 3,000 clients. Currently, it is
the leading independent adviser to Board Compensation Committees
of companies across major indices such as Dow Jones Industrials,
S&P 500, and Nasdaq 100.

He joined the firm in 2007 and is based in the Los Angeles office.
Ken regularly advises board compensation committees and
executive management teams on executive and non-employee
director pay in both public and private companies, and has also
worked on various corporate transactions such as initial public
offerings, spin-offs, mergers, etc.

Representative client relationships include: Avaya Holdings, First
American Financial, HP, Kaleo, Mastercard, NCR, NETGEAR, Optiv
Security, Pfizer, Prologis, Regeneron, Snap, Virgin America and

Ken is an author and frequent contributor to the firm’s technical
papers and studies. He also serves on the firm’s technology

Ken earned his BA in economics and mathematics from Amherst
College and his MBA from the University of Chicago.

Event Details

Join us for lunch at Snell & Wilmer to hear more about changes to 162(m).

Section 162(m) After the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and Other Compensation Updates


The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is the most significant tax reform legislation in more than 30 years with sweeping tax law changes impacting individuals, businesses, and public company executive compensation.  Please join Snell & Wilmer partner, Greg Gautam, and FW Cook Principal, Ken Sparling, in a one-hour presentation during which Greg and Ken will discuss the Act’s impact on public company executive compensation, including the implications the Act may have on short-term and long-term incentive plan design.  Greg and Ken will also discuss some recent developments in non-employee director compensation and how ISS will evaluate non-employee director compensation starting in 2019.

Check-In: 11:45 am - 12:00 pm

Presentation: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Fee:  There is NO fee to attend this meeting. Please enjoy lunch on your local Phoenix NASPP Chapter.

Registration Link: | RSVPs are required and should be received no later than Friday, July 20.

Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. validates parking for the 5th Street and Fillmore garage. (View map here)

Fee Structure


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