Thursday, September 8, 2022

Las Vegas Corporate Governance Summit

I'm pleased to report that registration is now open for our third annual Corporate Governance Summit to be held on Friday September 30, at the Wynn.  Co-sponsored by the William S. Boyd School of Law and Greenberg Traurig, the event features four panels and a keynote address from Jan Jones Blackhurst

This is our program:

8:00 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast


9:00 a.m.
Opening Remarks

Michael J. Bonner, Managing Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, Las Vegas
Benjamin P. Edwards, Associate Professor of Law, The UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law
Leah Chan Grinvald, Dean and Richard J. Morgan Professor of Law, The UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law

9:15 a.m.
“We Did What??” What No Board Wants to Hear!

Michael J. Bonner, Managing Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, Las Vegas
Frank M. Placenti, Shareholder and Chair of the U.S. Corporate Governance Practice, Greenberg Traurig, Phoenix
Nancy Rapoport, Garman Turner Gordon Professor of Law & Affiliate Professor of Business Law and Ethics, The UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law & Lee Business School

10:30 a.m.
Break


10:45 a.m.
Dealing with Activists: When the ‘Out of Office’ Greeting is Not Enough

Scott Bisang, Partner, Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher
Benjamin P. Edwards, Associate Professor of Law, The UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law
Yaron Nili, Associate Professor of Law, University of Wisconsin Law School
Paul Schulman, Managing Director – M&A and Activism Advisory Group, Morrow Sodali

12:15 p.m.
Lunch & Keynote

Jan Jones BlackhurstLas Vegas’ First Woman Mayor, Thought Leader, Senior Corporate Executive, and Experienced Corporate Board Member 

1:30 p.m.
Break


1:45 p.m.
ESG – Doing Good and Enhancing Corporate Performance

Rachel Anderson, Professor of Law, The UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law
Barbara A. Jones, Co-Managing Shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s Los Angeles Office, Co-Chair, Blockchain &  Digital Assets Practice
Linda Park, Corporate Secretary, VP & Associate General Counsel, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (NYSE)
Libby Stennes, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig
Jessica Strine, Managing Partner & CEO, Sustainable Governance Partners, LLC

3:15 p.m.
Strength in Differences – Leveraging Diversity for More Effective Corporate Governance

Radhika Papandreou, Office Managing Partner, Chicago, Sector Leader, Travel, Hospitality & Leisure Practice, Korn Ferry
Liane Pelletier, Board Member, Switch, Inc. (NYSE: SWCH); Board Member, Frontdoor, Inc (Nasdaq: FTDR); Board Member, Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXPD); and Board Member, ATN International (Nasdaq: ANTI)

4:45 p.m.
Cocktail Reception

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