Compass Lexecon's corporate governance capabilities are drawn from a combination of hands-on experience and theoretical financial economics. Our ability to combine financial and economic expertise with clear, independent analysis sets Compass Lexecon apart in this field. Our methods for assessing corporate structures and actions involve a combination of evaluation of contemporaneous economic evidence, including large empirical studies, and benchmarking actions to contemporaneous standards and best practices. Our expertise is derived from theoretical research as well as practical experience from direct Board service.
Compass Lexecon economists have evaluated the structures, processes, and actions of management, Boards of Directors, and Board committees relating to subjects such as the issuance and restatement of corporate financial statements, the compensation of executives, and the fiduciary duties of the Board of Directors and committees of the Board.
Our experience includes:
• Evaluating corporate and Board structures and processes relative to contemporaneous benchmarks and best practices.
• Analyzing executive compensation, including determination of comparator group, evaluation of corporate performance and incentive compensation, and valuation of total compensation.
• Evaluating corporate and Board of actions in light of relevant fiduciary duties.
• Evaluating corporate officer and director actions relating to corporate control transactions including anti-takeover and deal protection provisions, executive compensation, corporate financing decisions, conflicts of interest, insider trading, and related party transactions.