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Friday, January 26, 2018

10:00AM - 2:00PM

New York, NY




9:30-10:00. Registration & Networking Breakfast

10:00-10:10. Welcome, Framework for Discussion & Speaker Introductions

Douglas ChiaExecutive Director, The Conference Board Governance Center

Prof. Eric Talley, Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law, Columbia Law School


10:10-11:00. Board Actions, including Failures

When should a board take action?  How should the board prevent and respond to corporate crises?

Discussion Provocateur:  Prof. Suraj Srinivasan, Philip J. Stromberg Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School


11:00-11:50. Director-Shareholder Engagement Expectations

How should directors be engaging with shareholders on matters related to the company’s strategy, oversight and governance?

Discussion Provocateur: Prof. Jill Fisch, Perry Golkin Professor of Law; Co-Director, Institute for Law and Economics, University of Pennsylvania Law School


11:50-12:30.  Networking Lunch


12:30-1:20. Board Composition, Structure and Knowledge Base

What are the expectations for board composition in today’s economy? What knowledge base should directors have to fulfill their duties?

Discussion Provocateur: Prof. Annalisa Barrett, Clinical Professor of Finance, University of San Diego School of Business

1:20-2:10. Interaction with Management

How should directors be interacting with corporate management at the executive level and below?

Discussion Provocateur: Prof. John Coates, John F. Cogan, Jr. Professor of Law and Economics; Research Director, Center on the Legal Profession, Harvard Law School


2:10-2:15. Wrap-Up, Findings & Next Steps


Roundtable Co-Host