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Protecting Shareholder Value: The Role of GCs, CCOs, and IR

Location: Aon Center, 200 Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60601
Date: Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm CST

This Forum will open a meaningful dialogue around the role of general counsel, corporate secretaries, chief compliance officers and investor relations professionals in working with their board to ensure long-term shareholder value. As shareholder activism and the demand for more on-going, in-depth shareholder engagement increases, in-house legal and IR departments are charged with managing the board in these areas as they relate to compliance, technology, M&A, and risk liabilities, among other issues.

Developed for general counsel, corporate secretaries, chief compliance officers, and IR professionals, the one-day event will bring together practitioners and industry experts to evaluate new themes related to key issues such as:

  • shareholder activists’ approaches and how investors are measuring corporate compliance programs
  • how the corporate secretary and IR department can bring the board up to speed on investor outreach best practices, particularly new technology and social media, while balancing the risks and compliance concerns involved
  • guarding the board and individual directors against liabilities related to compliance and risk oversight responsibilities.

Attendance will be limited to 50 attendees, ensuring a venue for in-depth and thought-provoking discussions. Participants will walk away with a better appreciation for the hallmarks of a well-governed corporation, enabling them to more effectively engage their boards on key issues and engage investors to get the votes they want.


9:00 a.m. Breakfast and Registration
9:40 a.m. Shareholder Activism: Planning Your Strategy
10:30 a.m. Investor Expectations for Compliance
11:20 a.m. Lunch and Networking
12:20 p.m. The Board and Social Media: Addressing Compliance Concerns
1:10 p.m. The Board and Technology: Overcoming a Generational Gap
2:00 p.m. M&A – Legal Issues for the GC and Compliance Officer to Consider
2:50 p.m. Protecting Your Board from New Risks: D&O, GFRC and Cyber Insurance
3:45 p.m. Networking Reception

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