Analysis

Alternative Pay
43% of Top 100 Companies
have included some
form of alternative pay
disclosures in their CD&A.

Analysis

Bylaws
75% of the Top 100 Companies have a forum selection bylaw provision, and 84% of the IPO companies surveyed adopted an exclusive forum provision.

Analysis

Financial Related Clawbacks
73 of the Top 100
Companies with financial-related
clawback policies
provide for discretion in
their application.

Analysis

Board Chairs
24 board chairs at the
Top 100 Companies
are independent.

Analysis

Pledging Policies
Pledging policies at the
Top 100 Companies
have increased 62%
since 2013.

Analysis

Activist Campaign
7% of the Top 100 Companies
were the target of an
activist campaign in 2016.

Analysis

Proxy Access
69% of the Top 100
Companies have
adopted proxy access.

Attorney Profile

John J. Cannon III
John Cannon is a partner in the Compensation, Governance & ERISA and focuses on all aspects of compensation and benefits, including corporate, securities, bankruptcy, employment and tax laws and ERISA. He has extensive experience in executive compensation and corporate governance ... View Full Bio
Stephen T. Giove
Stephen Giove, a partner in the Capital Markets Group and the Co-Chair of the firm’s Corporate Governance Advisory Group, focuses his practice on counseling corporate clients with respect to compliance, strategic and financing matters. He regularly represents public (and pre-IPO) companies and ... View Full Bio
Doreen E. Lilienfeld
Doreen Lilienfeld is a partner in the Compensation, Governance & ERISA Group. She has been involved in a wide variety of compensation-related matters, including the design and implementation of compensation plans, regulatory compliance, proxy statements and employment negotiations with ... View Full Bio
Richard B. Alsop
Richard Alsop has been a member of Shearman & Sterling’s Capital Markets Group since March 2010. Mr. Alsop has extensive experience in capital markets transactions, corporate governance, corporate finance transactions, financial institutions and underwriting practices. View Full Bio
Rory O'Halloran
Rory O'Halloran is a partner in Shearman & Sterling’s Mergers & Acquisitions Group in New York, where he represents U.S. and international clients in a broad range of public and private M&A transactions, including in complex cross-border transactions, joint ventures and ... View Full Bio
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