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Addressing Corporate Governance Reforms

Be able to better guide clients of all sizes and sophistication - from a newly formed LLC to a publically traded corporation - and understand how important appropriate preparation can be to minimizing fallout when things inevitably go awry.

In operating daily, businesses of all sizes and industries routinely take shortcuts in corporate governance. By failing to implement appropriate corporate governance practices, they court unnecessary exposure for their businesses. This topic will cover the subjects, issues and questions that businesses, their officers and counsel (in-house and outside company counsel) should consider in setting up and evaluating its corporate governance practices. Corporate governance concerns and issues vary with each company's particular circumstances. For example, concerns affecting a Fortune 500 company are different from those of a startup company managed by its founders and both differ from the concerns of a family-dominated company. This information will explore what lawyers and nonlawyers alike can do to anticipate and prepare for when things go wrong. With that perspective, you will be in a better position to adopt corporate governance practice that align with your business objectives, and will be respected by enforcement agencies and the courts.

Runtime: 96 minutes
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Agenda

To Whom Do Corporate Governance Standards Apply?

  • Publically Traded Companies
  • Privately Held Companies

Who Sets Corporate Governance Standards?

  • State Law
  • Federal Law
  • Securities Exchanges
  • Institutional Investors

Corporate Governance Standards

  • Board of Directors
  • Audit Committee
  • Compensation Committee
  • Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee
  • Exemption From Board and Board Committee Standards for Controlled Companies
  • Code of Conduct/Code of Ethics
  • Corporate Governance Guidelines
  • Required Stockholder Approval
  • Officer Certifications
  • Other Provisions

Hot Topics in Governance Standards

  • Recent Developments
  • Preview of Possible Future Developments
  • Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)

Governance Fraud

  • Warning Signs - What to Watch for
  • Current Developments
  • Whistle-Blower Protections Under Sarbanes-Oxley and the Dodd-Frank Act
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Applications have not yet been submitted for Delaware, Idaho, Kentucky, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Wyoming CLE for this course. However, if you are interested in obtaining CLE for any of the listed states or have any additional credit questions please email us at [email protected] or call us at 866-352-9540.

This course was last revised on September 9, 2019.

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  • AK CLE 1.5
     
  • Alaska attorneys may receive 1.5 hours of continuing legal education for completing this program. Please contact the Alaska Bar Association or go to www.alaskabar.org for details regarding reciprocity with other states.
     
  • AL CLE 1.6
     
  • This course or a portion thereof has been approved by the Alabama State Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for a maximum of 1.6 hours credit.
     
  • Arizona CLE 1.5
     
  • The Arizona State Bar does not pre-approve or pre-certify MCLE programs. However, records of this program and attendance will be maintained by Lorman Education Services for auditing purposes. This activity may qualify for up to 1.5 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona.
     
  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
  • Lorman Business Center, LLC. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.5 CLE hours of participatory credit.
     
  • CT CLE 1.5
     
  • Neither the Connecticut Judicial Branch nor the Commission on Minimum Continuing Legal Education approve or accredit CLE providers or activities. This course has been approved for CLE credit in jurisdictions aside from CT and therefore it automatically meets the content and delivery requirements in Connecticut. Credit is based on a 60 minute credit hour and shall be awarded as follows: 1.5 CLE credit(s).
     
  • HI CLE 1.5
     
  • This program was approved by the Hawaii State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credit hours.
     
  • IL CLE 1.5
     
  • This course was approved for a total of 1.5 hours of MCLE Credit by the Illinois MCLE Board.
     
  • ME CLE 1.5
     
  • This course has been approved by the State of Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar. Lawyers who complete this course shall receive 1.5 hours of CLE credit under M. Bar R. 12.
     
  • MT CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Montana Commission of Continuing Legal Education for a total of 1.5 CLE credits.
     
  • ND CLE 1.5
     
  • North Dakota CLE policy does not allow for pre-approval of any self-study courses. This course may qualify for up to 1.5 hours of CLE credit.
     
  • NH MCLE 1.6
     
  • NH MCLE does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the NH Minimum CLE requirement. Lorman Education Services believes this Ondemand course meets the requirement of NH Supreme Court Rule 53 and may qualify for CLE credit(s). Program Length: 95 Minutes.
     
  • NV CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE hours.
     
  • PA CLE 1.5
     
  • This Distance Learning program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit.
     
  • RI CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Rhode Island Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for 1.5 hours of CLE credit.
     
  • VT CLE 1.5
     
  • This self-study program has been approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board of Vermont for 1.5 hour(s) of CLE credit. Please note: Attorneys may only claim 6 credits per compliance period in this format. This course is considered "Non-Moderated Programming without Interactivity".
     
  • WA CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 hours of A/V credit under the Law & Legal Procedure category.
     
  • WV MCLE 1.8
     
  • This program has been approved by the West Virginia State Bar MCLE Commission for 1.8 MCLE hours.
     

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This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Faculty

Tod Northman

Tod Northman

Tucker Ellis LLP

  • Partner in the office of Tucker Ellis LLP
  • Practice emphasizes all aspects of corporate counseling, particularly for complex international organizations and high net worth family offices
  • Conducts regular seminars and workshops on a broad range of subjects, from corporate governance to artificial intelligence
  • Author of several publications related to the areas of corporate governance, antitrust, transportation, and emerging technology
  • Membership information: Ohio, Oregon, and Washington state bars
  • J.D. degree, Case Western School of Law; M.A. degree, New York University Graduate School of Arts and Science; B.A. degree, Portland State University
  • Can be contacted at [email protected], 216-696-5469 or @ClevelandDuck and @_Driverless
Daniel L. Schiau, II

Daniel L. Schiau, II

Tucker Ellis LLP

  • An associate in Tucker Ellis LLP’s business department
  • Practice spans a broad range of business areas, including mergers & acquisitions, corporate governance, private equity, real estate, and real estate & commercial finance
  • Since joining Tucker Ellis, he has worked on a number of corporate transactions involving buyers and sellers of various sizes and sophistication, including several employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) transactions, representing both institutional and individual ESOP trustees from the corporate due diligence perspective
  • He has also worked on the acquisition of a national bank by a state-chartered bank and the merger of two national banks and their holding companies, in each case with publicly traded stock as part of the merger consideration
  • Has gained experience reviewing, analyzing, and interpreting complex agency regulations at the federal, state, and local levels and prepared various disclosure schedules and other documents related to a reorganization and merger
  • J.D. degree, summa cum laude, Case Western Reserve University School of Law; B.S. degree in economics, Clemson University
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Product ID: 406242
Published 2019
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