2011 Berle Colloquium

Corporate Governance in an Age of Increasing Complexity & Uncertainty:
Theory and Ideals Meet Reality

Informal Breakfast in the Meeting Room
Welcome & Overview of the Colloquium

Session #1 Time and Sucessful Decision Making
Presenter:
Frank Partnoy, George E. Barrett Professor of Law & Finance, University of San Diego School of Law

Session #2 Director's Fidcuciary Duty - The Legal Standards
Moderator: William B. Chandler, III. , Former Chancellor, Delaware Court of Chancery
Conversation Stirrers:
Travis Laster, Vice Chancellor, Delaware Court of Chancery
Carol Hansell, Senior Partner, Davies, Ward Phillips & Vineberg, LLC
John Sullivan, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Costco Wholesale Foods Corporation
Nina Henderson, Former Director, AXA Financial Inc., DelMonte Foods Company, Pactiv Corp, Royal Dutch Shell

Session #3 Operationalizing Fiduciary Duty
Moderator: Steward Landefeld, Partner, Perkins Coie LLP
Part A: Informing the Board - Feast or Famine?
Conversation Stirrers:
Mark Roellig, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company
Tom Alberg, Managing Director, Madrona Venture Group
Part B:
Testing Ideals in the Crucible of Crisis
Coversation Stirrers:
Michael S. Solender, General Counsel, Ernst & Young LLP
Phyllis Campbell, Chairman, Pacific Northwest, for JPMorgan Chase & Company
Kenneth M. Jastrow, III: Former Chairman and CEO, Temple-Inland Inc., Non-Executive Chairman of Forester Group Inc., Director KB Homes, MGIC Investment Corporation and Genesis Energy LLC.
Daniel Jackson Evans, Former Governor Washington State, Former United States Senator, Washington State

Lunch

Session #4 Board Make-Up and Structure (Diversity, Skill-Set, Age, Tenure, Committee Rotation, Culture, Independence)
Moderator: John Olson,  Founding Partner, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Washington DC
Part A: Empirical Evidence re the Impact of Board Diversity
Presenter: Kimberly  Krawiec,  Kathrine Robinson Everett Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law
Part B: The Theory and Efficacy of Independent Directors: An Overview
Presenter: Roberta Karmel, Centennial Professor of Law, Brooklyn University Law School
Part C: How to Construct an Effective Board
Conversation Stirrers:
Nina Henderson, Former Director, AXA Financial Inc., DelMonte Foods Company, Pactiv Corp, Royal Dutch Shell
Mary Mogford, Director, Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan and Nordion Inc.
John Seethoff, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of LCA Corporate, Microsoft
Maureen Errity, Director, DeLoitte LLP Center for Corporate Governance

Session #5 Shareholder Power
Part A: Stockholder Input into Corporate Governance - An Introductory Framework
Presenter: Lawrence  Hamermesh, Vale Professor, Widener School of Law
Part B: Has Shareholder Power Gone Too Far?
Moderator: Holly Gregory, Corporate Partner, Weil Gotshall & Manges LLP, New York
Conversation Stirrers:
Karl J. Ege, Of Counsel, Perkins Coie
A. Gilchrist Sparks III, Of Counsel, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP
Debra Perry, Independent Director, Korn Ferry International

 

 

Sullivan Hall