Shearman And Sterling

Event October 17, 2018

Equilar Board Leadership Forum

  • New York, NY

Partner Doreen Lilienfeld (New York-Compensation, Governance & ERISA), Global Head of the Governance & Advisory Group, spoke at the “Board Succession: Setting Expectations, Director Evaluations, and Uncomfortable Conversations” panel at the Equilar Board Leadership Forum in New York.

Board composition changes are inevitable. Yet, an abundance of research shows that many directors believe their current board composition is static and sub-optimal. External pressures for increased diversity, accountability and fresh perspectives only add more complexity to this topic. This panel shared a holistic approach to board succession in an ever-changing business context, as well as took a data-driven approach to address under-performing directors.