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Corporate Governance

  • Webinar: Shearman & Sterling’s Energy Group Provides a Saudi Arabia Update

    12 Dec 2017
    Webinar
    Partner Dr. Sultan Almasoud (Saudi Arabia–Corporate) and counsel Brendan Hundt (Saudi Arabia–Project Development & Finance) will host a webinar on December 12 concerning updates in the energy sector in Saudi Arabia.
  • PLI’s Annual Disclosure Documents 2017: Current Developments and Best Practices

    11-12 Dec 2017
    New York
    Shearman & Sterling partner Doreen Lilienfeld (New York-Compensation, Governance & ERISA) participated in Practising Law Institute’s (PLI) Annual Disclosure Documents 2017: Current Developments and Best Practices. The program was held at PLI’s Conference Center in New York on December 11-12, 2017 and covered disclosure requirements and developments affecting annual disclosure documents and proxy soliciting materials prepared by SEC reporting companies. SEC staff and faculty from the PLI focused on anticipated changes to the SEC disclosure regime in 2017, current “hot issues,” best practices, and practical pointers.
  • PLI’s 15th Annual Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance

    29 Nov 2017
    New York
    Shearman & Sterling partner Linda Rappaport (New York-Compensation, Governance & ERISA) participated in Practising Law Institute’s (PLI) 15th Annual Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance. The program was held at PLI’s Conference Center in New York on November 29, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. (EST). Leading corporate governance experts shared 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.
  • Equilar Compensation Committee Forum

    14 Nov 2017
    San Francisco
    Shearman & Sterling partner Doreen Lilienfeld (New York-Compensation, Governance & ERISA) spoke at Equilar’s Compensation Committee Forum on November 14, 2017 in San Francisco. Doreen participated in a panel titled “Avoiding the Front-Page News: Exploring Reputational Risks of CEO Termination Pay” and spoke about executive severance arrangements and related considerations, including triggers, incentive treatments, benefits and clawbacks, as well as debate the use of golden parachutes.
  • Knowledge Group Webinar - Designing and Implementing an Effective Executive Compensation Plan: Your Guide for 2017 & Beyond

    25 Oct 2017
    Webcast
    Shearman & Sterling partner Doreen Lilienfeld and counsel Gillian Moldowan (both New York-Compensation, Governance & ERISA) spoke at a live webcast sponsored by the Knowledge Group entitled, “Designing and Implementing an Effective Executive Compensation Plan: Your Guide for 2017 & Beyond.” The webcast will took place on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (EST).
  • John Cannon and Bob Mundheim Co-Chair Salzburg Global Seminar

    5-7 Oct 2017
    Salzburg

    Partner John Cannon (New York-Compensation, Governance & ERISA), co-chair of Shearman & Sterling’s Corporate Governance Advisory Group, and Of Counsel Robert Mundheim (New York-Capital Markets) co-chaired a global seminar on “The Courageous Director: Can Corporations Better Serve People, Planet, and Profit?” The program was held from October 5-7, 2017 at the famed Schloss Leopoldskron in Salzburg, Austria, under the auspices of the Salzburg Global Seminar.

  • PLI Corporate and Securities Law in Hong Kong 2017

    18-19 May 2017
    Hong Kong

    Partner Matthew Bersani (Hong Kong-Capital Markets), Global Head of Shearman & Sterling’s Corporate Finance Group, spoke at a panel titled “What Every Securities Lawyer Needs to Know About Ethics” at Practising Law Institute’s Corporate & Securities Law seminar on May 19 in Hong Kong.

  • PLI's Corporate Governance: A Master Class 2017

    9 Mar 2017
    New York

    Partner Linda E. Rappaport (New York-Compensation, Governance & ERISA) spoke at PLI’s “Corporate Governance: A Master Class 2017” on March 9, 2017 in New York. The program addressed key corporate governance issues faced by boards and principal board committees. Panel discussions highlighted the fast-moving market and legal and regulatory developments that directors, officers and their advisers face, as well as provided practical guidance on how to address them.

  • TR Federal Securities Event Write-up

    7 Feb 2017
    Miami

    Partner Rob Evans (New York-Capital Markets) spoke at Thomson Reuters’ 35th Annual Federal Securities Institute on February 7 in Miami, FL. This leading corporate and securities law seminar provided insights from top experts and authorities throughout the country, including regulators, judges, corporate counsel, and plaintiff and defense litigators.

  • IA Watch’s Financial Services Industry Change: The Presidential Election and Coming Regulatory Action Fallout Conference

    18 Nov 2016
    Washington, DC
    Partner Ken Laverriere (New York-Compensation, Governance & ERISA) was a panelist at the IA Watch’s “Financial Services Industry Change: The Presidential Election and Coming Regulatory Action Fallout” conference in Washington, DC on November 18. Laverriere spoke about the Department of Labor’s revised fiduciary rule on the panel, “Fiduciary Duty: The DOL’s Game Changer and the Prospects for Conflicting SEC Action.”
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