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Regulating Executive Compensation

FRANK P. VANDERPLOEG

Dentons US, LLP

Recent years have seen growing public and shareholder attention to executive compensation and increased government regulation in response to these concerns. As a result, the people involved in structuring and administering stock-option plans and other forms of executive compensation—human resources managers, boards of directors, and/or compensation committees and their advisors—must take into account a rapidly changing and increasingly intricate set of laws and regulations to sustain organizational performance and maintain competitive advantage.

This brief chapter cannot describe all the legal and regulatory structures that may impinge on executive compensation, nor can ...

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