"Exclusive Forum Bylaws: What Now?"

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

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

With the Chevron/Fed Ex appeal voluntarily dismissed, companies are trying to figure out the "lessons learned" from the lawsuit - and whether it makes sense for them to adopt an exclusive forum bylaw now. This webcast will explain the pros and cons - as well as the alternatives - you should consider. Join these experts:

  • David Berger, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati LLP
  • Lydia Beebe, Corporate Secretary and Chief Governance Officer, Chevron Corporation
  • Ning Chiu, Counsel, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
  • Bill Kelly, Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
  • Ted Mirvis, Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Among the topics of this program are:

  • What happened in the Chevron/FedEx case?
  • What are the "lessons learned" from the lawsuit?
  • How should a board analyze whether to adopt an exclusive forum bylaw? What do the proxy advisors and institutional investors think about them?
  • What are the factors in determining how to frame an exclusive forum bylaw (eg. litigation taxes; M&A lawsuits; other types of lawsuits)?
  • Do exclusive forum bylaws make sense for companies not incorporated in Delaware?


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