Selected Lessons from The Director’s Handbook - Situations Commonly Encountered in the Boardroom: Episode 1: Compensation Committee Trends

50 Min Listen By: ABA Business Law Section

In this episode, Frank Placenti speaks with Liz Dunshee and Melodie Rose about the role of the compensation committee in corporate governance and different trends that are taking place within the compensation arena.    They will discuss responses to compensation practices implemented to address the COVID pandemic as well as changing compensation metrics to deal with corporate ESG goals and the changing role of the compensation committee. Frank Placenti chairs the ABA Corporate Governance Committee.    He is a partner and leader of the U.S. Corporate Governance Practice of Squire Patton Boggs.   He is the editor of  the BLS book, Director’s Handbook: A Field Guide to 101 Situations Commonly Encountered in the Boardroom. Frank was also Founding President of the American College of Governance Counsel. Both Liz and Melodie are recognized experts in corporate governance.


Melodie is Co-Chair of Fredrikson & Byron’s Corporate Governance and Public Companies Groups, serving as outside general corporate and securities counsel to public and private companies and advising boards of directors and executive management teams on governance matters for over thirty years.  Additionally, she serves on the board of the National Association of Corporate Directors, Minnesota Chapter, and is an Adjunct Professor at St. Thomas School of Law teaching Corporate Governance.  Liz Dunshee is currently Managing Editor at CCRcorp, where she runs,,, and a suite of related resources, and previously was a Shareholder at Fredrikson & Byron, where she helped lead the corporate governance and executive compensation groups.  


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