Yale Governance Forum - A "Must Attend" Event

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - 01:00

On Thursday and Friday, June 16 and 17, the Yale School of Management's Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance will hold a forum on Corporate Governance. All the sessions will take place at Yale Law School, 127 Wall Street in New Haven, Connecticut.

Thursday's sessions begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 5:00 p.m. followed by a cocktail reception and dinner from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. Friday's sessions run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:20 p.m.

Speakers and panelists will contribute to the growing international debate over whether boards, investors and executives can move corporations to succeed over time, not just quarter to quarter. The forum will examine how law, regulation and practice are evolving worldwide in the wake of the financial crisis.

Day one begins with a panel discussion titled What is Short Term? A Conversation Retesting Assumptions, which will be moderated by Andrew Metrick, Michael H. Jordan Professor of Finance and Management, Yale School of Management. It includes panelists Ira Millstein, Theodore Nierenberg Adjunct Professor of Corporate Governance and senior associate dean for corporate governance, Yale School of Management, and senior partner at Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP; Jeffrey Kindler, former CEO of Pfizer; and Jim Millstein, former chief restructuring officer, U.S. Dept. of the Treasury. Other discussion topics include Can Investors Behave Long Term?; Corporate Governance Challenges Worldwide; and Building Say-on-Pay into Value Creation: the Case of Occidental.

On Friday, Jules Kroll, chairman and cofounder of K2 Global Consulting, LLC, will offer the keynote address - Breaking the Hold on Rating Agencies - and Stephen Davis, executive director of the Millstein Center, will moderate a discussion that asks What is Corporate Governance For?

Among the other prominent faculty are Ken Bertsch, president and CEO of the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals; Christopher Dodd, former U.S. Senator, State of Connecticut; T. Boone Pickens, founder, BP Capital Management; and Andrew Ross Sorkin, columnist, New York Times.

For information see CLE Events on The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel website at www.metrocorpcounsel.com.

To register, visit http://millstein. com.yale.edu/Forum2011.