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08 September, 2011 | (01 hr)

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Governance Watch is a new program from The Conference Board that helps senior legal and compliance professionals keep abreast of developments in corporate governance.  It offers summaries and concise perspectives on developments affecting corporate governance.  It focuses on issues that would be of interest to directors and senior business and finance executives, including issues affecting corporate democracy, shareholder communications and relationships, fiduciary obligations of directors, disclosure, compensation and insider trading.

The agenda will include:

  • A discussion of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act developments,
  • An update on the progress of, and outlook for, Dodd-Frank regulation
  • Insights into recent press about the SEC's budget and impact on enforcement activity
  • The SEC's recent decision not to take the advice of its staff about settling the SEC v Jenkins case.
  • A review of recent notable court decisions in the enforcement area.
  • An update on proxy access, with the appeals court decision against the SEC's rules last month.

Audience: This webcast will be of interest to executives concerned with the changing legal and regulatory environment for corporations, including Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, Directors, Chief Ethics Officer, Chief Risk Officer, Contributions Manager, Director of Corporate Relations, Investor Relations and Corporate Social Responsibility


Robin M. Bergen

Robin M. Bergen
Cleary Gottlieb, Washington, D.C.

Robin M. Bergen is a partner at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in Washington, D.C. Bergen's practice focuses on SEC investigations and regulatory enforcement matters, structured finance, private investment funds, and cross-border financings. She has represented corporate clients and ind...Full Bio

Robert Lamm

Robert Lamm
Shareholder, Gunster Law Firm
ESG Center Fellow

Bob Lamm chairs the Securities and Corporate Governance practice at Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A. in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and is an Independent Senior Advisor to the Deloitte Center for Board Effectiveness.  Bob previously held a number of senior in-house legal positions, includi...Full Bio

David Becker

David Becker
Senior Counsel
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

David M. Becker is senior counsel based in the Washington, D.C. office of Cleary Gottlieb.

Mr. Becker practices in the areas of securities regulation, corporate governance, securities enforcement, and internal investigations. He represents companies, boards of directors and senior officer...Full Bio

David Smith

David Smith (Moderator)
Senior Advisor
James F. Reda & Associates

David Smith is currently a Senior Advisor at  James F. Reda & Associates, an executive compensation consulting and governance advisory firm which is a division of Gallagher Benefit Services. He is an experienced, highly regarded, well known and well connected Chief Executive Officer stee...Full Bio

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