Kirkland M&A Update Kirkland & Ellis LLP

M&A Update: What Every Compensation Committee Should Be Considering Now

The current global economic crisis has thrust executive compensation, and the compensation committees of U.S. public company boards, back into the spotlight. Members of compensation committees should be aware that in today’s environment their actions are more likely to draw public scrutiny than ever before, and that a number of recent developments, which on their face may not be directly applicable to non-financial institutions, may nonetheless further tighten the rules governing executive compensation.