Ira M. Millstein


Articles:

  • Thursday, July 3, 2014
    Ira M. Millstein, Senior Partner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, delivered the following address on September 11, 2013, at the 11th Annual Directors’ Institute on Corporate Governance at Columbia Law School’s Ira M. Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership in New York City.  Growth, innovation, and job creation...
  • Monday, January 28, 2013
  • Monday, August 1, 2011
    The Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance at the Yale School of Management is a leading global resource for testing, challenging, and advancing the premise that corporations should, and can, serve society. Approximately 200 conferees consisting of leaders from the global corporate governance community gathered on June 16 and 17 for the...
  • Tuesday, May 31, 2011
    Editor: Until you encouraged us to tell our readers about the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), I hadn't realized it played such an important role. Please describe your involvement. Millstein: I became involved with the NACD at least 30 years ago - and I've watched it evolve. For a long time, I was counsel to the board; I'...
  • Monday, May 4, 2009
    Editor: Explain why the Millstein Center's Policy Briefing No. 3 (Policy Briefing) focuses particularly on the proxy voting practices of institutional investors and the global proxy advisory industry.
  • Sunday, March 1, 2009
    Recent events in the financial markets and the ensuing economic turmoil has shattered the trust of investors, regulators and Main Street in financial institutions and the capital markets on a global scale. The crisis has heightened focus on the importance of risk management at all corporations and has encouraged a fresh look at the role of the board in...
  • Tuesday, July 1, 2008
    Editor: Ira, you have had a close relationship with the leaders of GE over many years. How do you view Ben Heineman's contribution to GE?
  • Wednesday, June 1, 2005
    Much has been reported in the media regarding the significance of the proposed settlement of federal securities law claims agreed to by certain former WorldCom outside directors as well as a similar settlement agreed to by certain former Enron outside directors. These events must be viewed in perspective - and not with the sense of doom that followed in the...
  • Tuesday, March 1, 2005
    1. Establishing an appropriate tone at the top - Really! The standards of ethics and business conduct that are followed - or not followed - throughout a company impact the bottom line in many ways. (The newly-amended Federal Organizational Sentencing Guidelines are just the latest reminder that board attention to corporate ethics is critical.) However, all...