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Director Roundtable: What Should Boards Know About Shareholder Activism?

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

McGuireWoods
77 West Wacker Drive, Suite 4400
Chicago, IL 60601

8 - 9 a.m., Networking breakfast
9 - 10:30 a.m., Discussion

Panel Discussion

CLE credit pending

The Conference Board Governance Center, Northwestern Law and McGuireWoods are co-hosting a Director Roundtable focusing on preparation for and response to investor activism, and the implications of activism for corporate America and the economy. Our panel will also consider recent investor requests and board responses regarding “proxy access” bylaws.

Speakers

  • Steve Odland, Committee for Economic Development (CED) of The Conference Board – Mr. Odland is the president of the CED, a current public company director and the former chairman and CEO at several other public companies. He will share his personal experience with activist investors and his thoughts on the effects of today’s activism on corporate decision-making and policy.
  • Chris Wightman, CamberView Partners – Mr. Wightman will offer guidance based on his experience advising management and boards on preparing for and reacting to activist interest.
  • Professor Allan Horwich, Northwestern University School of Law – Professor Horwich will analyze and lead discussion of proxy access bylaws being proposed by shareholders and voluntarily adopted by U.S. public companies.

Who Should Attend

Board members, C-level executives, institutional shareholders, proxy vote advisors, general counsel, securities attorneys, corporate secretaries, governance professionals, investor relations professionals

For more information please contact Andrew Brennan at or 202.857.2940.

Our programs are intended for the benefit of our clients and contacts and we reserve the right to refuse any registration at our sole discretion.