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Executive Employment Perspectives Blog

“Cause” for Concern? — Executive Compensation and Severance

In negotiating any senior executive’s employment agreement, particular attention must be paid to the section which defines “Cause” for termination. This section sets forth the specific, agreed-on circumstances in which the employer has legitimate grounds for terminating the executive with “Cause.” A... Read More

College and University Presidents: Worth Every Penny

In response to the question George Birnbaum posed in his recent article, “Executive Compensation for College and University Presidents: Are They Really Overpaid?,”  I would like to add my resounding no, and direct your attention to further support for our contention... Read More

Before You Sign on the Dotted Line

Five Mistakes College and University Presidents Make in Negotiating Their Contracts

The skill set required for today’s top jobs in higher education has never been more extensive or demanding. Boards of Trustees are looking for leadership in several areas: academic authority, fundraising... Read More

Never Apologize

Rumpole of the Bailey’s credo was “Never Plead Guilty.”

Real-life lawyers can’t be as dogmatic as Rumpole, the fictional British barrister, but I do have a rule I preach to our executive employment clients, ranging from business CEOs to University Presidents, which... Read More