WilmerHale Partner and Chair of the Securities and Financial Services Department Stephanie Avakian will be speaking during the panel “Anticipating and Recovering from Corporate Crisis” on June 21 at the 27th Annual Stanford Directors‘ College. The session will review best practices for identifying crisis-level risk exposures and for implementing effective, practical responses. The panel will focus in particular on patterns common to board-level crisis situations, communications and the delegation of responsibility, the potential value of tabletop exercises as a means of preparation, and the need to balance legal concerns with the required responses to public, consumer, and regulatory demands for information.
The Director’s College is the nation’s premier executive education program for directors and senior executives of publicly traded firms. Directors’ College engages CEOs, directors, regulators, jurists, and scholars on a rigorous and balanced examination of a broad range of issues that confront modern boards, including crisis anticipation and management, shareholder engagement, compensation strategy, board evaluation and refreshment, and emerging challenges including artificial intelligence and the politicization of the corporation.