Jason Zachary, a shareholder in the Corporate Practice of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, will participate on a panel at the upcoming E*TRADE Directions 2019 Conference in Palm Springs, California from May 14-17, 2019. The four-day conference is one of the nation’s leading and longest-running conferences for stock plan professionals. This year’s conference will include speakers and panelists from Qualcomm Incorporated, Adobe Inc., Yelp Inc., Lowe’s Companies, Inc., F5 Networks, Inc., Salesforce, General Mills Inc., Caterpillar Inc., PayPal Holdings, Inc., DocuSign Inc., Celgene Corporation, Tapestry, Inc., Wave Life Sciences Ltd., Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Intel Corporation, Activision Blizzard, Inc., and Tesla, Inc.
Zachary will participate in a panel discussion entitled “Navigating the Share Request Process and Avoiding Common Equity Plan Pitfalls” on May 17. This panel will focus on real-world strategies for preserving equity plan flexibility while obtaining the shares needed, including practical tips for shareholder engagement. In addition, the panel will discuss ways to navigate the black-box approaches of ISS and Glass Lewis, and discuss how to avoid key equity plan and proposal drafting pitfalls.