Thursday, November 7, 2019
Tomorrow, we'll host the first (and possibly annual) Corporate Governance Summit at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law for public company directors and others involved in the corporate governance space. Greenberg Traurig is co-hosting the event with us. They, and some of the dedicated staff at UNLV, have done so much of the heavy lifting to get the event together. I'm incredibly grateful for the work the team has put into this. We've assembled a strong mix of panelists including directors, officers, law professors, and corporate lawyers.
We've pulled together a series of panels focusing on hot topics this year. We've got:
- Basic Legal Duties
- Cyber-security and Oversight
- Shareholder Activism
- Social Media
- Sexual Harassment
As I'm looking at the topics we're hitting tomorrow, I'm also thinking ahead. Many of these issues will probably still be significant next year. What do we think the broader trends will be in the next five to ten years? My early sense is that stakeholder governance will draw more and more attention. If we do decide to give non-shareholder stakeholders more voice in corporate governance, I'm not yet sure about the most efficient way to do that.