PLI Seminar Will ExamineNew Corporate Governance Developments

Friday, September 1, 2006 - 00:00

Practising Law Institute will present its Fourth Annual Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance this month as both a live program at the PLI New York Center and via live webcast.

The program will take place September 25 and 26 at the PLI Conference Center, 810 Seventh Avenue, New York City, and is an ISS-Accredited Director Education Program.

Program Chair Ira M. Millstein, senior partner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP and senior associate dean for corporate governance, Yale School of Management, and program co-chairs Betsy S. Atkins, chief executive officer, Baja LLC, and Richard H. Koppes, of counsel, Jones Day, have assembled a faculty of prominent corporate directors, lawyers, and business leaders to discuss:

  • Executive Compensation: The SEC's New Disclosure Requirements;
  • Nomination and Election of Directors: From Plurality to Majority Vote;
  • The Impact of Governance Ratings on the Quality of Corporate Governance;
  • What Every Director Must Know Before Approving a Merger;
  • Long-term vs. Short-term Institutional Investor Activism:How Have Hedge Funds Changed the Corporate Governance Scene?
  • Executive Sessions and Independent Board Leadership.
  • In addition to covering all the important new developments in corporate governance, highlights of the program include a special kick-off address from Mr. Millstein, as well as a special luncheon presentation by John W. White, director, Division of Corporation Finance, Securities and Exchange Commission.

    Victor Rubino, president of PLI, said: 'The program goes beyond teaching the generalities of corporate governance. I'm looking forward to the all-star faculty sharing their expertise with all of us.'

    For information on this program and CLE credits, go to the Bulletin Board on The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel website at To register, visit or call (800) 260-4PLI.