Weil Partners Named Among 100 Most Influential People In Corporate Governance

Monday, October 4, 2010 - 01:00

Weil corporate governance partners Holly J. Gregory and Ira M. Millstein have been named among the National Association of Corporate Directors' (NACD) "2010 Directorship 100." The Directorship 100 list is comprised of leading corporate directors, CEOs, practitioners, policymakers, and regulators (including President Barack Obama, Senator Christopher Dodd, Congressman Barney Frank, and Mary Schapiro, chairperson of the Securities and Exchange Commission) recognized as the most influential people in the boardroom and corporate governance arena. The honorees were selected based on the results of a survey of 15,000 public company directors and executives. The complete roster appears in the September 2010 issue of Directorship magazine. Holly Gregory and Ira Millstein have been included on the annual list since its inaugural year in 2007, and Ira Millstein was named to Directorship's "Hall of Fame" in 2008.

Weil Senior Partner Ira Millstein is the Senior Associate Dean for Corporate Governance at the Yale School of Management and a member of the NACD's board of directors. He is widely identified both in the U.S. and abroad for his decades of thought leadership in the governance field, including work advising the World Bank and Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. The only female legal practitioner to make the list, Holly Gregory advises companies and boards on governance issues, including shareholder relations and engagement, through Weil's Public Company Advisory Group. A columnist on governance topics for PLC's Practical Law The Journal, she recently chaired the ABA Task Force that issued the Report on the Delineation of Governance Roles & Responsibilities, which was sent to key members of Congress and SEC Commissioners. Millstein and Gregory are members of Weil's Financial Regulatory Reform Working Group, a multidisciplinary team of lawyers focused on providing timely, practical commentary concerning the Dodd-Frank Act and related regulations.