Mergers & Acquisitions

After taking a short break following the emergence of COVID, the M&A market rebounded with a vengeance. In this environment, every publicly traded corporation needs an M&A strategy. Is it a buyer or a seller? Is it prepared to respond to an adequately priced offer from a credible bidder? What’s the smartest way to deploy […]

Current Issues in Compensation

This session will review the latest trends on key issues facing compensation committees, including the current practices on tying pay to performance; the shifting focus of incentive pay from traditional performance metrics to emphasize other key strategic initiatives, such as meeting diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) or other environmental, social, and governance (ESG) objectives; best […]

Successful Board Meetings: Tricks of the Trade

The details of boardroom management–how you write minutes, how you set board agendas, the cadence of “critical item” review, how to decide on what goes in the deck and what stays out, even the email addresses that independent directors use–are more important than ever before. This session offers a deep dive into the “tick tock” […]

Board Refreshment, Boardroom Culture and Director Performance

Focus on board composition, director performance, and succession planning has never been greater. With legislation and listing standards mandating diversity on boards, the rise of activist investors, the complexity of operating in a global marketplace, and the disruption of many industries, corporations are under increasing pressure to assemble a board with the right mix of […]