"Towards State of the Art: Scrubbing Your Bylaws, Governance Guidelines & Committee Charters"

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

2:00 - 2:45 pm, eastern [archive and transcript to follow]

The annual exercise of reviewing your company's bylaws, committee charters and corporate governance guidelines has taken on heightened importance for this proxy season. During this webcast, learn what the latest developments are in updating these governance documents, as well as the pros and cons of the various alternatives. Join:

  • Chris Butner, Assistant Secretary & Managing Counsel, Securities/Corporate Governance, Chevron Corporation
  • Amy Goodman, Partner, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP
  • Bob Messineo, Partner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • Steve Rosenblum, Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
  • Rachelle Silverberg, Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Among the topics of this program are:

  • What are examples of what updated committee charters look like?
  • What should boards - and advisors - be doing with their bylaws given the adoption of proxy access? What about bylaw changes not related to access (e.g. forum selection)?
  • What types of new provisions are being added to corporate governance guidelines? Which provisions are being changed or dropped entirely?
  • How should companies describe any changes they make to their corporate governance documents in their proxy statement?

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