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02 May, 2012 | (01 hr)

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Join our panel of investor and governance experts for a debate on whether shareholder activism has had the desired effects and moved governance in a productive direction. Our panel will discuss issues such as:

  • Whether better governance creates shareholder value
  • Shareholder success on specific governance issues like say on pay, majority voting, board declassification, and separation of the Chair/CEO role
  • Methods of engagement, from proxy proposals and coordinated shareholder campaigns, to behind the scenes conversations – what works when?
  • With recent prominent failed say on pay votes and shareholder campaigns against specific directors – what can we expect next?

Audience: Corporate Secretaries, General Counsel, Directors, Chief Governance Officers, and Corporate Governance Managers


Brandon Rees

Brandon Rees
Deputy Director
AFL-CIO Office of Investment

Brandon Rees is the Deputy Director of the Office of Investment for the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO). The AFL-CIO is a federation of 56 labor unions who represent 12.2 million members. Union-sponsored pension and employee benefit funds hold appro...Full Bio

Thomas Quaadman

Thomas Quaadman
Vice President
U.S. Chamber Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness

Thomas Quaadman is the vice president of the U.S. Chamber Center for Capital Markets competitiveness. The Center was established in March 2007 to advocate legal and regulatory policies for the U.S. capital markets to advance the protection of investors, promote capital formation, and ensure U.S. ...Full Bio

Jeffrey D. Karpf

Jeffrey D. Karpf (Moderator)
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, LLP

Jeffrey D. Karpf is a partner based in the New York office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton.

Mr. Karpf’s practice focuses on corporate and financial transactions. He represents investment banks and issuers in a variety of SEC-registered and private debt and equity offerings, ...Full Bio

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