The second annual Baker Botts Board of Directors Forum will take place on Thursday, January 17th at The Post Oak Hotel in Houston, Texas. This is a half-day event that will address hot topics and critical issues affecting boards and corporate directors in 2019. Discussion will include hot topics in M&A and governance hitting the news headlines of 2018; an interactive case study based upon the rise and staggering fall of Theranos; and the pressing challenges of growing and maintaining ethical board rooms.
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The panel sessions include:
RECOGNIZING THE REAL, PERCEIVED AND HIDDEN ETHICAL PITFALLS OUT THERE TODAY
BOARD LESSONS FROM BLOODSPORT: AN INTERACTIVE CASE STUDY ON THERANOS
BITS, BYTES, PRIVACY AND MORE IN THE CURRENT TECHNOLOGY-DRIVEN ENVIRONMENT
ANTITRUST ENFORCEMENT IN THE AGE OF TRUMP
LUNCH DISCUSSION: ABOUT THE MEDIA, BY THE MEDIA
The media environment continues to evolve in sometimes unanticipated ways that
impact the business community and the political arena. Our keynote lunch
presentation will be a panel discussion with prominent journalists discussing the
media’s role with, and influence upon, corporate strategy, economic policy and
political discourse. Participating in this discussion will be:
- Mimi Swartz – Executive editor of Texas Monthly, contributing oped writer
for The New York Times, author of various books including Ticker: The Quest
to Develop an Artificial Heart and Power Failure: The Inside Story of the
Collapse of Enron.
- David Marcus – Senior writer focusing on legal issues raised by corporate
transactions at The Street, The Deal and Corporate Control Alert.
- Liam Denning – Bloomberg opinion columnist covering energy, mining and
commodities, previously editor of the Heard on the Street column in The Wall
- Hedrick Smith – Pulitzer Prizewinning former reporter and editor for The
New York Times, producer/correspondent for PBS Frontline, author of various
books, including Who Stole the American Dream?, Rethinking America, and the
bestseller, The Russians.
- Moderator: David Sterling, Partner, Baker Botts
Our Event Partner is the National Association of Corporate Directors - Texas Tri-Cities Chapter.
If you are interested in attending, please contact Marissa McDonald.
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