American Bar Association American Bar Association

Compensation for Executives and Directors

 • DATE: November 3 - 4, 2005
SPONSORS: The Sections of Business Law, Health Law, Labor and Employment Law, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law, Taxation, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice; and The American College of Employee Benefits Counsel.


Who Should Attend?

 Any person who has occasion to address issues related to compensating senior corporate personnel, including:

§         Private Practitioners

§         In-House Corporate Counsel

§         Employee Benefit Consultants

§         Service Providers

§         Compensation Managers and Consultants

Why Should I Attend?

§        Hear from the compensation experts.  Discover their successful methods and strategies.  Receive immediate feedback to YOUR questions.

§         Network with government officials and find out why they take the positions they do on the latest controversial issues.

§         Learn, organize and incorporate all of the new developments in this vital and ever-changing field, with a practical, not theoretical approach and perspective.

§         Experience the stories from behind the scenes, and pick up the finer points to consider when designing and negotiating effective and customized compensation packages.


What Past Participants Have Said...

With a rapidly changing landscape of law and regulations in this field, keeping current is almost impossible.  This program provided, in one place, an overview of what I need to be concerned about not only as a lawyer, but also as a public company compensation chair. 

Greg A. Rosenbaum, Palisades Associates, Inc.


This program provided an engaging panel and interactive discussions about cutting edge executive compensation issues. 

Susan Bernstein, Schulte Roth & Zabel


As usual, a top flight performance; excellent speakers and outlines.

John Daly, Tricon Global Restaurants


It provided practical insights in dealing with many of the complex and often murky areas of executive compensation.

Brigid Hurley, Hodgson Russ LLP

National Institute Faculty

Pamela Baker, Program Co-Chair, Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP, Chicago, IL

Mark A. Borges, Mercer Human Resource Consulting LLC, Washington, DC

Elizabeth Drigotas, Deloitte Tax LLP, Washington, DC

David W. Ellis, Baker & McKenzie LLP, Chicago, IL

Catherine Livingston Fernandez, Branch Chief, Executive Compensation Branch, Office of Chief Counsel (Tax Exempt and Government Entities) Internal Revenue Service, Washington, DC

Mary B. Hevener, Baker & McKenzie LLP, Washington, DC

Keith F. Higgins, Ropes & Gray LLP, Boston, MA

Daniel L. Hogans, Attorney-Advisor, Benefits Tax Counsel, U.S. Department of the Treasury, Washington, DC

Keith Jones, Director, Office of Field Specialists, Large and Mid-Size Business Division, Internal Revenue Service, Washington, DC

Jeffrey M. Kanter, Frederic W. Cook & Co., Inc., New York, NY

Michael S. Kesner, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Chicago, IL

Anne M. Krauskopf (Invited), Senior Special Counsel to the Chief Counsel, Division of Corporation Finance, Securities and Exchange Commission, Washington, DC

Stuart M. Lewis, Program Co-Chair, Buchanan Ingersoll PC including the law firm of Silverstein and Mullens, Washington, DC

Patrick S. McGurn, Institutional Shareholder Services, Rockville, MD

William J. O’Connor, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Chicago, IL

Roger C. Siske, Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP, Chicago, IL

Scott P. Spector, Fenwick & West LLP, Mountain View, CA


Attend the entire two-day program, the luncheon, each breakfast and network with other registrants and faculty.  Registrations must be postmarked, e-mailed or faxed by Wednesday, October 5th to receive the discount.

Early Bird Registration - Before October 5

 $1045     General Public

   $945    ABA Member ($100 Savings - join a Section, and save even more!)

   $845    Sponsoring Section Member ($200 Savings)


Full Tuition - After October 5

$1095   General Public

  $995   ABA Member ($100 Savings - join a Section, and save even more!)

  $895   Sponsoring Section Member ($200 Savings)


On-Site Tuition

$1145   General Public

$1045   ABA Member ($100 Savings - join a Section, and save even more!)

  $945   Sponsoring Section Member ($200 Savings) 


If three or more people register from the same firm, one registrant will receive a $50 reduction in program tuition! Every registrant will receive a copy of the informative course materials book, which can be used as a comprehensive resource long after the program is held. Each registrant will also be eligible for MCLE accreditation within those states that require continuing legal education.


A limited number of scholarships to defray tuition expenses are available for this program.  To request an application or receive additional information, contact Karen Case at (202) 662-8641.  Scholarship applications must be received in the ABA offices no later than thirty days prior to the program presentation.  Preference will be given to full-time LL.B. candidates.


Required sponsor documentation has been forwarded to and credit requested from MCLE states with general requirements for all lawyers.  10.83 hours of credit have been requested from states that recognize a 60-minute credit hour and 13 hours from those states granting credit hours on a 50-minute basis (13 hours from NY state).  Lawyers seeking credit in Pennsylvania must pay a fee of $1.50 per credit hour directly to the PA CLE Board.  The ABA pays applicable fees in other states where the sponsor is required to do so.  In states where a late fee may become applicable, the ABA pays this fee as well.  Please be aware that each state has its own rules and regulations including its definition of CLE as well as “Ethics.”  Therefore, certain programs may not receive credit in some states.  Please check with your state agency for confirmation of general as well as ethics approval for any program.  You may contact the ABA Service Center at (800) 285-2221 or Karen Case at (202) 662-8641 for confirmation of the number of credit hours requested by the ABA or credit approved by any particular state.  This transitional CLE program has been approved for all New York licensed attorneys in accordance with the requirements of the New York CLE Board for NY MCLE.


If you have a specific question that you want answered, you can fax it up to the day before the program to Karen Case (FAX # (202) 662-8682), or ask the speakers directly during the program presentation.


If special arrangements are required, please contact Karen Case at (202) 662-8641. Reasonable advance notice is requested.


Refunds will be made only if requests are received in writing by Wednesday, October 5, and a $50 administrative fee will be charged.  No refunds will be made for requests received after Wednesday, October 5.  Substitute registrants for the Compensation for Executives and Directors National Institute are welcome.


Written confirmation of your registration will be e-mailed to you upon receipt. Please bring it with you to the National Institute as proof of registration. If you do not receive the confirmation notice prior to the presentation, please call the ABA at (202) 662-8641 at least 24 hours in advance to confirm that your registration was received and that the program is being held as scheduled.




Wednesday, October 5

You may make hotel reservations at Le Parker Meridien, 118 West 57th Street, New York, NY  10019.  A limited number of rooms have been set aside for National Institute registrants at $385 for a Superior King double room.  All room rates are subject to city occupancy and sales tax, and unclaimed rooms will be released on October 5, 2005, after which the hotel will accept reservations on a space-available basis only.  All reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card. To register at the hotel, call the hotel directly at (212) 245-5000 and be sure to mention the ABA – Compensation for Executives and Directors National Institute – to receive the special discounted rate.



The American Bar Association has secured discounted rates with American, Delta, and US Air for all National Institute participants. To make reservations, or for more information call:

American Airlines  (800) 433-1790

ABA Account 17715

Delta Airlines  (800) 241-6760

ABA Account 207843A

US Air  (877) 874-7687

ABA Account 65163236

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At this time the program is full.  Unfortunately, we are not able to offer on-site registration.   If you are interested in tapes or printed materials for this program, please contact our office.