Robin Schachter Talks Executive Compensation, Clawbacks and Trends with MCC

The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel has published “Executive Compensation: Issues And Answers,” an interview with Akin Gump tax partner Robin Schachter.

Among the topics Schachter covers in this interview are:

  • Tax considerations in executive compensation plans: “From the tax and compliance standpoint, the key issue with respect to base compensation is reasonableness.”
  • Trends in executive compensation: “The biggest trend is gearing compensation to performance. Companies, particularly public companies, are facing pressure to align their compensation programs so that they’re consistent with the interests of shareholders.”
  • Clawback policies: “One of the issues raised by clawbacks is their enforceability. Many states have wage payment laws that prohibit the clawback of compensation after it’s been paid.”
  • Topics on the horizon: “Companies should focus on issues that they will face in their broader-based group health plans as a result of the Affordable Care Act.”

To read the full interview, please click here.