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Corporate Governance Committee

ABA Section of Business Law


Corporate Governance Committee


Who We Are




The mission of the Corporate Governance Committee is to be a highly regarded forum and thought leader, domestically and internationally, on important governance issues and topics. Committee Facts

  • Approximately 2,500 members
  • Committee structure comprises: 16 subcommittees and four task forces covering major corporate governance topics
  • We participate in all three in-person Business Law Section meetings: Spring Meeting, Fall Meeting and Annual Meeting
  • Significant opportunities exist for members to participate or contribute: leadership, research, content, presentations, resources, organizational support
  • We continue to be interested in innovative partnerships with respected organizations and thought leaders, as well as co-sponsored initiatives with other Business Law Section committees
  • We seek to inform through making available: speakers to interested groups, preparing and presenting papers, organizing educational webinars and panels

Areas of Expertise

  • Corporate Counsel Perspectives Subcommittee
  • Current Events and Emerging Issues Subcommittee
  • Ethics and Investigations Subcommittee
  • Expert Witness Practice Subcommittee
  • Governance Litigation and Resolution Subcommittee
  • Governance of Non-Corporate Entities Subcommittee
  • Governance of Nonprofit Organizations
  • Governance of Private and Family-Controlled Companies Subcommittee
  • Governance of Social Benefit Entities Subcommittee
  • Governance Research and Education Subcommittee
  • Inside the Boardroom Subcommittee
  • International Developments Subcommittee
  • Publications Subcommittee
  • Shareholder and Investor Relations Subcommittee
  • Governance and Sustainability Subcommittee
  • Task Force: Board and Director Utilization of Social Media
  • Task Force: Dealing with Director Misconduct
  • Task Force: Governance Issues in Business Combinations
  • Task Force: Private Sector/Public Sector Governance
  • Joint Task Force: Governance Issues of Distressed Companies

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Noteworthy

Standard & Poor’s Special Report, “Climate Change: Preparing For The Long Term,” May 28, 2014 issue of CreditWeek.®

Corporate Governance Update: Developments Regarding Gender Diversity on Public Boards (October 2013) Philip S. Khinda, Chair, Ethics and Investigations While the number of women directors on U.S. public company boards has not risen dramatically since 2012, the issue of gender diversity on boards continued to gain momentum and global prominence over the last 12 months. Since we last discussed this issue, new legislative and non-governmental initiatives around the world have resulted in growing numbers of women directors and greater shareholder focus on board diversity and related disclosures. This issue is likely to become increasingly significant in 2014 and beyond, both in the United States and abroad.


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Leadership

Chairs:

Gregory, Holly

Vice-Chairs:

Elson, Charles

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Subcommittees and Task Forces  (click [+] for listing)

 Sub Committees


Corporate Governance Committee Calendar

Committee Events

Society of Corporate Secretaries & Governance Professionals 2014 Millstein Governance Forum: 'The State of Corporate Governance'

June 12, 2014 - June 13, 2014

ICGN Annual Conference

June 16, 2014 - June 18, 2014
Amsterdam

Society of Corporate Secretaries & Governance Professionals 2014 National Conference

June 25, 2014 - June 28, 2014
Boston, MA

Essentials Express

September 17, 2014 - September 18, 2014
Minneapolis, MN

Society of Corporate Secretaries & Governance Professionals Delaware Law Issues Update

November 19, 2014 - November 20, 2014
Newark, DE, United States
 
Section Events

    Business Law Section - 2014 Section Annual Meeting

    09/11/2014-09/13/2014
    Hyatt Regency Chicago
    Chicago

    Attend the inaugural ABA Business Law Section Annual Meeting in Chicago, September 11-13, 2014, to enjoy comprehensive business law programming, including:More than 40 CLE programs prepared and presented by practice-area expertsUp-to-the-minute topical sessions covering the latest business law issues ...


Progressive Shareholder Engagement Materials


Committee Webinars

  • Say-on-Pay Votes: Was it a Big Deal, and What's Next for Executive Compensation? (recorded September 15, 2011)
  • Say-on-Pay Votes for 2011 Annual Shareholder Meetings: Will it Be a Big Deal? (recorded January 12, 2011)
  • Corporate Governance Issues on the Transition to IFRS: A Canadian Perspective(recorded November 10, 2010)
  • Trends in Shareholder Voting - The Impact of Proxy Advisory Firms(recorded October 12, 2010)
  • A Dialogue with Michele J. Hooper, founder and President/CEO of The Directors' Council (recorded June 21, 2010)
    For more information on Ms. Hooper, please visit the website for The Directors' Council: http://directorscouncil.com/what.htm

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Delineation of Governance Roles & Responsibilities


ABA Meeting Materials


Listserve

In order to send a message to the listserve, send a message to the email address below. You must be a member of the Committee to successfully send a message to the listserve.

BL-CORPGOVERNANCE@mail.americanbar.org

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Modified by Graham Hunt on July 16, 2014

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