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Alan L. Beller

Alan L. Beller

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

New York, NY, USA


Alan L. Beller is a preeminent legal advisor and recognized thought leader regarding securities law, capital markets and corporate governance.

He currently serves in leadership oversight roles for organizations dedicated to long-term quality and stability of capital markets and the best interests of investors and issuers.

Notably, he is a:

—Trustee of the IFRS Foundation, which is responsible for governance and oversight of the International Accounting Standards Board and International Financial Reporting Standards, the global system of accounting standards used in more than 130 countries.

—Member of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, which is developing industry-specific sustainability accounting standards that help public companies disclose materials and provide useful information to investors.

He is also a member of the Board of Directors and the Audit and Risk Committees of The Travelers Companies, Inc., a Dow Jones company.

Alan was the Director of the Division of Corporation Finance of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and a Senior Counselor to the Commission from January 2002 until February 2006. During his four-year tenure, he led the Division in producing the most far-reaching corporate governance, financial disclosure and securities offering reforms in SEC history. Among his accomplishments were the implementation of the corporate provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, the adoption of the first general corporate governance standards for listed companies and the successful completion of comprehensive securities offering reforms.

During his more than 30 years of experience in private practice with Cleary Gottlieb, Alan has represented companies, independent directors and audit committees in complex corporate governance, securities, corporate, and accounting and auditing matters. He has lectured and written extensively on these and other topics.

Alan L. Beller is associated with the following items:
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2018
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Making Sustainability Reporting Work for Investors and Companies (July 27, 2016) - Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2018, Monday, April 16, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment ESG Disclosure: Investor, Issuer and Standard Setter Perspectives - Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2018, Tuesday, April 17, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio ESG Disclosure: Investor, Issuer and Standard Setter Perspectives - ESG Disclosure: Investor, Issuer and Standard Setter Perspectives, Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts ESG Disclosure: Investor, Issuer and Standard Setter Perspectives - ESG Disclosure: Investor, Issuer and Standard Setter Perspectives, Tuesday, April 17, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg ESG Disclosure: Investor, Issuer and Standard Setter Perspectives - ESG Disclosure: Investor, Issuer and Standard Setter Perspectives, Tuesday, April 17, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2018, Monday, April 23, 2018, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar 50th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Wednesday, November 07, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast 50th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Wednesday, November 07, 2018, New York, NY
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