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Is an Educated Guess Material Nonpublic Information?

Apr 24,2018 | Barbara Baksa

The SEC has filed a complaint alleging that an Equifax employee knew about the breach and traded based on this knowledge, even though he hadn't yet been informed of it.


Why the World Might Not be Ready for Real-Time Settlement

Apr 17,2018 | Barbara Baksa

You log into your brokerage account to discover an unexpected deposit of $19 million worth of your employer’s stock. What do you do?


Trends in Shareholder Voting

Apr 12,2018 | Jennifer Namazi

How are shareholders responding to equity plan proposals and Say-on-Pay this proxy season?


The Future of Stock Options

Apr 10,2018 | Barbara Baksa

Is the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act the final nail in the coffin for stock options or is it the tipping point in a resurgence of ISOs? Read Barbara Baksa's thoughts on this question and then take our poll to let us know what you think.


Learning From CEO Pay Ratio Disclosures

Apr 05,2018 | Jennifer Namazi

Perhaps one of the longest talked topics in equity and executive compensation circles has been the anticipated CEO Pay Ratio disclosure. Eight years in the making, the first round of disclosures are finally here. Find out what we're learning from the disclosures in today's blog.


Two Wins on Share Withholding Litigation

Apr 03,2018 | Barbara Baksa

Two courts have recently ruled against plaintiffs alleging that share withholding transactions are nonexempt and subject to short-swing profits recovery.


Elon Musk’s Mega Grant

Mar 29,2018 | Barbara Baksa

Last week, Tesla shareholders approved a massive 10-year performance-based stock option grant to Elon Musk. Here are a few interesting tidbits about it.


Industry Happenings

Mar 27,2018 | Barbara Baksa presents a new course on financial planning for executives and the CEP announces a search for a new director.


Tax Information Resources for Participants

Mar 22,2018 | Jennifer Namazi

It's that time of the year when tax questions begin to surge as employers have completed their income and tax reporting, and stock plan participants are muddling through their tax paperwork. In today's blog we explore resources to help address those inevitable tax questions that will come to your inbox. 

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