The third annual Baker Botts Board of Directors Forum will take place on Thursday, January 16th at The Post Oak Hotel in Houston, Texas. This half day event, in a series of panel discussions and “fireside chats” led by board members, corporate professionals, advisors, and our attorneys, will address hot topics and critical issues affecting Boards and Corporate Directors in 2020. These presentations will include the “inside scoop” on a board's oversight function and duties; a lightning round session on the perspectives of the Business Roundtable's recent statement on the purpose of a corporation; a discussion of the role of special committees in board deliberations; expert insights on the continuing evolution of the audit and its impact; an exchange of views on liability management and related leadership issues in a market downturn; and a fireside chat regarding recent developments in the antitrust and data privacy arenas.
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The panel sessions include:
"THE INSIDE SCOOP" ON A BOARD'S OVERSIGHT DUTIES AND POTENTIAL LIABILITY: THE "BLUE BELL" CASE AND THE FOLLOW-UPS
MINI SESSION: A SEAT AT THE (ROUND)TABLE: EVOLVING PERSPECTIVES ON SHAREHOLDER PRIMACY
WHAT'S SO SPECIAL ABOUT SPECIAL COMMITTEES?
MINI SESSION: THE CONTINUING EVOLUTION OF THE AUDIT: WHERE ARE WE IN 2020?
MANAGING LIABILITIES AND LEADING YOUR COMPANY IN THE (COMING) DOWNTURN
A VIEW FROM THE POTOMAC: ANTITRUST WAVES AND PRIVACY CROSS CURRENTS?
KEYNOTE LUNCH ADDRESS: BUT WHAT DOES ISS SAY ABOUT THAT?
For our keynote lunchtime presentation, we will hear what ISS says about board decisions under consideration in a talk led by:
Marc Goldstein – Head of Research at Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS)
David Sterling – Partner at Baker Botts
Our Event Partner is the National Association of Corporate Directors - Texas Tri-Cities Chapter.
If you are interested in attending this event, please contact Megan Greene.
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