NY City Bar Explores Counseling A Board In The New Age

Thursday, January 1, 2009 - 01:00

On Tuesday, February 3, the New York City Bar Association will host a program of critical importance to in-house and outside corporate counsel.

Program chair Jared Landow, managing director and general counsel, Barington Capital Group, L.P., and a panel of experts will convene at the Association's facilities at 42 West 44th Street, New York City at 8:30 a.m. for a four-hour session.

The panel will explore various issues and legal considerations that should be considered when counseling the board of directors of a public corporation, with particular attention given to how a board should respond to demands for changes made by an activist shareholder. Panel discussions will provide an overview of the goals of activist investing and the tools employed by activists to accomplish them, as well as the latest strategies and defensive mechanisms used by public corporations to facilitate their interactions with activist investors. The program will also consider the duties and responsibilities of the board when confronted with an activist investor and provide suggestions on how independent directors can do their job most effectively. Finally, an overview will be provided of the 2008/2009 proxy season.

For information about available CLE credits and fees, see CLE Events on The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel website at www.metrocorpcounsel.com.

For reservations visit www.nycbar. org.