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Lessons from the Boardroom and the Future of the Corporation

13 April, 2017 | (01 hr)

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Several key corporate failures of the past 60 years are attributable to the actions (or inactions) of the board, where passive directors focused on short-term returns over long-term strategy and, failing to provide active oversight, unwittingly set the stage for disaster.

Attorney Ira M. Millstein counseled boards at iconic companies and governments through some of the most notable corporate failures and successes, ranging from the near-bankruptcy of New York City to the board revolt at GM. In this webcast, Millstein will discuss his new book, "The Activist Director," his reflections on working through these historic events, and his vision for the future: activist directors who work with management to plan for the long term.

Should Attend: Mid-level professionals,managers, project managers, assistant directors, senior-level executives, directors, VPs, SVPs, C-suite executives, CEOs, CFOs

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Ira M. Millstein

Ira M. Millstein
Senior Partner
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

 Ira M. Millstein is a senior partner at the international law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, where in addition to practicing in the areas of government regulation and antitrust law representing General Electric, Matsushita and others, he has counseled num...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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