Goodwin Procter To Host Seminar On Shareholder Activism

Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 01:00

In today's economy, public companies are facing intense economic pressures on their businesses, stock prices are reaching historic lows and the shareholders of many companies, facing liquidity challenges of their own, are pressuring directors to focus on short-term returns. Proxy contests and shareholder activism are at an all-time high.

In response to the SEC's recent elimination of broker discretionary voting and its proxy access rules, Goodwin Procter LLP will host a seminar, Facing the Market: the Latest on Shareholder Activism, on October 7 at its Boston conference center. This interactive breakfast event was developed for managers and board members of public companies and will help address the current market challenges and how to strategically prepare for the future.

Goodwin Procter partners Stuart Cable and Joe Johnson will lead a lively panel discussion on recent trends in shareholder activism and how it affects traditional corporate governance. They will be joined by other market experts who will offer insights from both the company and insurgent sides of the table, and the floor will be opened for a pragmatic discussion of the new environment and how it is changing traditional corporate governance.

For more information, please contact Andrea Cale at acale@goodwinprocter.com or call (858) 202-2738.