2010 Directors' Academy:
Risk Management Oversight

The focus of the 2010 Academy is risk management oversight. No subject today is getting more attention in the board room. A distinguished keynote speaker and group of panelists will share their perspectives on how directors can better understand and provide effective oversight of risk management, thus contributing to and protecting long-term shareholdervalue.

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General Admission $500.00
Group Registration $250.00 (2 or more registrants)

June 4, 2010

Breakfast and Registration begin at 8:30 a.m. Please find your seats by 9 a.m. for a brief welcome. 

Panel 1: 9:05 - 10 a.m.


  • Patrick Coughlin
    Partner, Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins LLP
  • Barry Kaplan
    Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
  • Peter van Oppen
    Trilogy Equity Partners; Director, Isilon Systems, Inc., Former Chairman and CEO, Advanced Digital Information Corporation

Panel 2: 10:05 - 11 a.m.

Shareholder Activism

  • Amy Bilbija
    Senior Vice President, MacKenzie Partners
  • Ed Belsheim
    Of Counsel, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
  • Qin Tuminelli, CFA
    Manager, M&A Edge
    Risk Metrics Group, Inc

Panel 3: 11:05 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Entrepreneurs' Perspectives

  • Alex St. John
    President and Chief Technology Officer, hi5 Networks

Noon - Lunch & Keynote

Panel 4: 1:30 - 2:25 p.m.


  • Sonya Erickson (moderator)
    Partner, Cooley Godward Kronish LLP
  • Ann Costelloe
    Practice Leader, Towers Watson
  • Brian Turner
    Board of Directors, Motricity, Microvision, Inc., MckinstryEssention, Rally Marketing Group and InfoArmor, Inc
  • Thomas Welk
    Partner, Cooley Godward Kronish LLP

Panel 5: 2:30 - 3:25 p.m.

Red Flags for Emerging Growth Companies

  • Peter L. S. Currie
    President, Currie Capital LLC, Director, Clearwire Corporation and Schlumberger LTD
  • Gary B. O'Malley
    Senior Vice President, Greenspun Corporation
  • Mikal Thomsen
    Founding Member, Trilogy Partnership

Panel 6: 3:30 - 4:25 p.m.

Audit Committee

  • Michael W. Brown
    Former CFO, Microsoft Corporation
  • Phyllis J. Campbell
    Chairman of the Pacific Northwest, JP Morgan Chase and Co., and Director, Alaska Air Group, Inc. and Nordstrom, Inc.
  • Karl Ege
    Senior Counsel, Perkins Coie

Reception 4:30 - 6 p.m.


Advisory Board

Proceeds from the 2010 Directors' Academy benefit the Adolf A. Berle, Jr. Center on Corporations, Law and Society and provide critical support for programs, students and research.