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04 August, 2016 | (01 hr)

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This webcast will focus on the investor engagement tactics used during the 2016 proxy season including activism, shareholder proposals, investor collaborations, and letter writing campaigns. Our expert panel will discuss engagement activities from both the investor and target company perspective as well as offer other key highlights from this year’s proxy season. 

Who should attend Senior business and investor executives from the legal, audit, risk, and governance functions.

Only New York CLE credit will be available for live webcast participation.  Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an accredited provider of continuing legal education in the State of New York for the period December 1, 2013 through November 30, 2016. 


Thomas Ball

Thomas Ball
Senior Managing Director
Morrow Sodali Global

Thomas Ball is head of the US Proxy Solicitation Group at Morrow Sodali; and Co-Head of the Special Situations Group concentrating on proxy fights, tender offers, and special situations.  Mr. Ball has thirty years of experience in the proxy solicitation business, with extensive experience in...Full Bio

Jeffrey D. Karpf

Jeffrey D. Karpf
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

Damien J. Park, MBA

Damien J. Park, MBA
Managing Partner
Hedge Fund Solutions

Damien Park is the Managing Partner of Hedge Fund Solutions (HFS) – a consulting and activist investment research firm he founded in 2003. He is considered a leading expert in the area of shareholder activism and corporate governance and is a senior advisor to several investment funds. He i...Full Bio

Douglas Chia

Douglas Chia (Moderator)
President, Soundboard Governance LLC
Fellow, Rutgers Center for Corporate Law and Governance
ESG Center Fellow

Douglas (Doug) Chia is president of Soundboard Governance LLC, fellow at the Rutgers Center for Corporate Law and Governance, and senior fellow for The Conference Board ESG Center. 

Chia previously served as executive director of the ESG Center. Before joining The Conference Board, C...Full Bio

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