New expectations and responsibilities are being placed on boards in critical areas of governance, including disclosure, oversight of complex operational issues, risk management, board succession, audit committee oversight, executive compensation, and responsiveness to and communication with investors pressing different concerns. In addition, in years past the Dodd-Frank Act, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other anti-bribery laws have put new requirements on companies and on boards. Looking forward, what changes can boards expect to face? At this year’s Directors’ Institute on Corporate Governance hosted by PLI, leading corporate governance experts—directors, government officials, corporate counsel and academics—will share their perspectives on the fast-changing regulatory environment, the new competing pressures and expectations being placed on boards, and needed steps boards will want to consider.
Partner Lillian Brown will serve as a moderator on the “Shareholder Engagement, Virtual Meetings and Other Key Governance Developments” panel.