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Chadbourne regularly represents corporations, boards of directors and board committees on a wide range of corporate governance and risk oversight matters.

Corporate governance is an area of intense focus for public companies, the SEC, shareholder activists, institutional investors, proxy advisory firms and the media. Our lawyers regularly advise companies, boards of directors and board committees on related matters, including:

  • Board and committee composition, functions and duties, including preparing or reviewing bylaws, corporate governance guidelines, committee charters, codes of ethics and other governance-related materials to comply with legal and regulatory requirements and “best practices”
  • Board diversity, board leadership structures, board oversight of risk management, classified boards and majority voting for director elections
  • Reviewing and assessing anti-takeover protections, including rights plans
  • Shareholder engagement
  • Compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Director and officer indemnification and insurance issues
  • Structuring and implementing executive compensation plans and individual compensation arrangements

We also have extension experience representing board committees on sensitive transactional and litigation-related matters ranging from corporate governance and executive compensation matters to the review of going private and other transactions presenting potential conflicts of interest, and internal investigations of possible wrongdoing.

Publication Highlights

ISS has released its proposed voting policy updates for the 2016 proxy season, which relate to: (1) unilateral board actions, (2) director overboarding, and (3) compensation at...
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Publications

ISS has released its proposed voting policy updates for the 2016 proxy season, which relate to: (1) unilateral board actions, (2) director overboarding, and (3) compensation at...

Events

RBCC Business Forum 2014
Chadbourne & Parke is delighted once again to sponsor the annual RBCC Business Forum in London. The Forum is recognized as the leading UK event bringing together the Russian...
INSOL International
John Verrill, Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring partner, spoke on a panel entitled, “Law enforcement and insolvency – A race to collect?” that will discuss the tension...
Chadbourne & Parke LLP is a sponsor of the upcoming Bonds & Loans Mexico 2013 conference in Mexico City, Mexico. Bonds & Loans Mexico is the only conference designed...