Special Board Committees


Special Board Committees

Recorded On 01/11/2017


Panel 1: Special Committees for Investigations and Litigation The panel will discuss the roles of special committees in investigations and litigation; defining the scope and delegation of authority; demands on boards,conflicts, independence; extent of inquiry; legal standard for adequacy of investigation; reports to the board, special committee reports to boards—written or oral; and waiver of privilege.

Panel 2: Special Committees for Evaluating Transactions Our panelists will discuss the charter of the committee; delegation of authority from the board; choice of independent committee members; the role of activists; independence of financial advisors and lawyers; conflicts; waiver of privilege; valuation issues; use of experts; and reports to the board.



Program Co-sponsors: NYCLA’s Center for Corporate Governance and The Deal

Program Chair and Panel 1 Moderator: Gregory Markel, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Panel 1 Faculty: Prof. John Coffee, Columbia Law School; William Paine, WilmerHale; Richard Pepperman, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP; Martin L. Seidel, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Guest Moderator – Panel 2: Ron Orol, The Deal

Panel 2 Faculty: Frank Aquila, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP; Jack Jacobs, Sidley Austin LLP, formerly Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court; David Katz, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; Eileen Nugent, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP


2.5 NY CLE Credits; 1 Ethics, 1.5 PP


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