Breakout Session: Corporate Governance and Proxy Trends: Landmines and Snipers

To some observers, many of the hot trends of corporate governance seem recently to have cooled. Is this a real trend, a quiet before the storm, or an outright false impression? The panelists will peel back the results of the most recent proxy season to tease out the important surprises and then forecast what challenges might be lurking just around the corner. The panel of institutional investor insiders, board members, and other experts will debate whether say-on-pay matters anymore, if proxy access might soon impact more companies, when and why “friendly activists” might appear on more issuer doorsteps, and whether the power of ISS is waxing or waning, particularly relative to major institutional shareholders. These topics and several others, accompanied by several practical and actionable takeaway pointers, will be discussed in the session.

Location: RM 190, Stanford Law School Classroom Building Date: June 27, 2017 Time: 11:00 am - 12:15 pm Ed Batts Abe Friedman Margaret M. “Peggy” Foran Kellie Huennekens