"How to Implement the SEC's New Rules for This Proxy Season"

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

2:00 - 3:00 pm, eastern [archive and transcript to follow]

The SEC just adopted new proxy disclosure rules that apply to this proxy season. During this webcast, learn how to implement the SEC's new rules regarding director and nominee qualifications; how diversity is considered during a board's nomination process; board leadership and the board's role in risk oversight and quicker reporting of voting results (note there is a companion CompensationStandards.com January 7th webcast to cover how to handle the new executive compensation rules). Join:

  • Ning Chiu, Counsel, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
  • Howard Dicker, Partner, Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • Marty Dunn, Partner, O'Melveny & Myers LLP
  • Amy Goodman, Partner, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP
  • Dave Lynn, Editor, TheCorporateCounsel.net and Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP

Among the topics of this program are:

  • What are examples of what the new director and nominee qualification disclosures will look like?
  • What will a board diversity policy look like? Should boards adopt these policies now?
  • What should boards - and board committees - be doing with risk oversight?
  • What types of disclosures are now required for board leadership?
  • What changes to D&O questionnaires need to be made now? What if a D&O questionnaire has already been sent to directors and officers?
  • What should companies do now to prepare for quicker reporting of voting results?

Cost: As 2010 members of TheCorporateCounsel.net are able to attend this critical webcast at no charge, you need to renew now as all '09 memberships expired at the end of December. If not yet a member, try a no-risk trial now. The webcast cost for non-members is $595. You can renew or sign up for a no-risk trial online - or by fax or mail via this order form. If you need assistance, send us an email at info@thecorporatecounsel.net - or call us at 925.685.5111.

How to access the webcast program:  Visit www.TheCorporateCounsel.net and click the link on the webcast. You need either Real Player or Windows Media to listen to the webcast.

What you can do if you can't access the live program: If you have a scheduling conflict or have problems accessing webcasts generally (due to firewalls, etc.), an audio archive of the webcast will be posted immediately after the program – and a text transcript of the program will be posted on TheCorporateCounsel.net about a week after the live webcast.