Corporate boards need to be aware that executive and director compensation remain under intense scrutiny by federal regulators.

In a new article at, Womble Carlyle attorney Vivian Coates examines the current climate for executive and director compensation. She also examines some recent Delaware court decisions in the areas of executive and director compensation, as well as SEC enforcement under Sarbanes-Oxley. Finally, Coates offers some practical considerations when engaging in director and executive compensation transactions.

Vivian Coates represents public and private companies and venture capital/private equity firms in public offerings and private placements of debt and equity securities.  She also counsels companies on mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations, and commercial lending transactions.  Her experience extends to securities law matters, corporate governance, executive compensation, and employment matters.