"The Exploding World of Political Contributions"

Thursday, February 9, 2012

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

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Ever since the Supreme Court's Citizen United decision, the world of political contributions has been turned upside down. With an election year upon us - and increasing shareholder pressure for companies to become more transparent about its processes - it is increasingly critical for companies to rethink their political contribution policies and procedures so they don't violate pay-to-play or other laws or run afoul of what their major shareholders demand from them.

Join these experts:

  • Ken Gross, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
  • Doug Chia, Assistant General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Johnson & Johnson

Among other topics, this program will cover:

  • What is the lay of the land since Citizens United
  • What corporate processes & internal controls can companies put in place to minimize risks of violating pay-to-play and other laws
  • What is the board of director's role in this oversight
  • What processes should be considered to determine who receives political contributions from the company?
  • What are the latest investor activist tactics that may pressure what a company can do
  • What types of disclosure might a company have to make about its processes, as well as to whom it gave money


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