March 2014

10 March, 2014 | (01 hr)

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What do major institutional and pension fund investors expect from a board when an activist strikes?  How can a director think like a shareholder?  Should a director be thinking like a shareholder?  During this Governance Watch, key figures from a high profile activist fund, a leading institutional investor, a leading pension fund investor, and experienced proxy solicitor and legal counsel will focus on hypothetical scenarios that may transpire and help you understand the perspectives of investors and how boards should proceed.

Who should attend: Board members, CEOs, General Counsel, CFOs, Corporate Secretaries and their staff, Investor relations, board advisors, governance professionals.


Stephen L. Brown

Stephen L. Brown
Senior Director, Corporate Governance and Associate General Counsel

Stephen L. Brown serves as Senior Director of Corporate Governance and Associate General Counsel for TIAA-CREF, a full-service financial services group of companies with over $464.7 billion assets under management (as of 12/31/2011).

On be... Full Bio

Donna Anderson

Donna Anderson
Vice President and Head of Global Corporate Governance
T. Rowe Price Group, Inc.

Donna F. Anderson manages Global Corporate Governance for T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc., an investment management firm with approximately $390 billion under management. In her current role, Ms. Anderson leads the policy- formation process for pro... Full Bio

Brian Schorr

Brian Schorr
Partner and Chief Legal Officer
Trian Fund Management, L.P.

Mr. Schorr is a Partner and has been Chief Legal Officer and a member of the investment team of Trian since November 2005. Mr. Schorr serves as chief legal strategist and oversees Trian’s legal matters. From June 1994 through June 2007, he s... Full Bio

Joseph Mills

Joseph Mills
Senior Managing Director
Morrow & Co., LLC

Joe Mills is a senior managing director of Morrow & Co. LLC., a firm which provides a broad range of shareholder services, including proxy solicitation, shareholder identification, corporate governance consultation, and voting projections.&nbs... Full Bio

Ethan Klingsberg

Ethan Klingsberg (Moderator)
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Ethan A. Klingsberg is a partner at Cleary Gottlieb based in the New York office. His practice comprises M&A, public company board of directors and corporate and SEC matters.

Mr. Klingsberg has been named a "BTI Client Service All-Star... Full Bio


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