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Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Sixteenth Annual)


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Why You Should Attend

New expectations and responsibilities are being placed on boards in critical areas of governance, including disclosure, oversight of complex operational issues, risk management, board succession, audit committee oversight, executive compensation, and responsiveness to and communication with investors pressing different concerns. In addition, in years past the Dodd-Frank Act, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other anti-bribery laws have put new requirements on companies and on boards. Looking forward, what changes can boards expect to face? At this renowned Institute, leading corporate governance experts — directors, government officials, corporate counsel, and academics — will share their perspectives on the fast-changing regulatory environment, the new competing pressures and expectations being placed on boards, and needed steps boards will want to consider.

What You Will Learn  

  • The evolving role of Audit Committees
  • Developing a playbook: how to handle cybersecurity incidents when they happen
  • Trends in Criminal and Regulatory Enforcement – A Candid Conversation with Top Current and Former Officials
  • The growing importance of ESG – Where does it fit in, and what is the board’s role?
  • Shareholder Engagement, Virtual Meetings and Other Key Governance Developments
  • Crisis Management - What should boards do to prepare, and how should they react to different types of crises?

Special Feature

Featured Speaker: Luke Dembosky

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for those sitting in the boardroom, in addition to experienced corporate and securities attorneys with responsibility for advising officers, directors and other senior company officials on their governance matters and issues.

 

Program Level: Update

Intended Audience: This program is designed for those sitting in the boardroom, in addition to experienced corporate and securities attorneys with responsibility for advising officers, directors and other senior company officials on their governance matters and issues.

Prerequisites: A background in governance issues.

Advanced Preparation: None 


PLI Group Discounts

Groups of 4-14 from the same organization, all registering at the same time, for a PLI program scheduled for presentation at the same site, are entitled to receive a group discount. For further discount information, please contact membership@pli.edu or call (800) 260-4PLI.

PLI Can Arrange Group Viewing to Your Firm

Contact the Groupcasts Department via email at groupcasts@pli.edu for more details.

Cancellations

All cancellations received 3 business days prior to the program will be refunded 100%. If you do not cancel within the allotted time period, payment is due in full. You may substitute another individual to attend the program at any time.

9:00 Featured Speaker: Luke Dembosky

Please note, credit is not offered for this segment.



9:30 Audit Committees: The Evolving Role
  • Auditor Independence … updates and 2018 proxy season highlights
  • New Accounting Standards, including revenue recognition
  • Cybersecurity Risk Oversight…What should the Audit Committee focus on?
  • New Auditor’s Report, including Critical Audit Matters (CAMs)
  • What else does the SEC accounting staff have in store for public companies?
  • PCAOB Inspections
(CPE Field of Study: Auditing)
(CFE Field of Study: Fraud)
(IAPP Privacy credit for Privacy Professionals)

Moderator: Lori Zyskowski
Speakers: Giles Cohen, Cynthia M. Fornelli, James S. Turley

10:30 Networking Break

10:45 Cybersecurity and Boards: Understanding the Director’s Role
  • Overview of board’s role in overseeing cybersecurity preparedness
  • Case law developments involving boards and cyber security
  • Developing a playbook: how to handle cybersecurity incidents when they happen
  • Disclosure and governance considerations, regulatory and civil liability concerns, related to cybersecurity
(IAPP Privacy credit for Privacy Professionals)
(CFE Field of Study: Fraud)

Moderator: Luke Dembosky
Speakers: Prof. Judith H. Germano, Keith F. Higgins



11:45 Trends in Criminal and Regulatory Enforcement – A Candid Conversation with Top Current and Former Officials
  • What is the current focus of criminal and regulatory authorities, including the DOJ, SEC and NYSE?
  • What do prosecutors and regulators look for when investigating corporate misconduct?
  • What do they expect from boards of companies where there has been corporate misconduct
  •  What do prosecutors and regulators want to see from companies facing crises
(CFE Field of Study: Fraud)

Moderator: Joon H. Kim
Speakers: Anthony J. Albanese, Corinne Elise Amato, Marc P. Berger, Jason Cowley



12:45 Networking Break (attendees will be provided with lunch)

1:00 The Growing Importance of ESG – Where Does It Fit In, and What is the Board’s Role?
  • The ESG tug of war: Assessing competing environmental, social and governance interests and stakeholders
  • Integrating ESG perspective into the long-term strategy -- is it even an appropriate focus?
  • Will the Department of Labor guidance dampen investment manager focus on ESG?
  • Where to focus ESG efforts to get the most mileage out of company resources
  • Evaluation of the company and the board on ESG efforts (who is conducting the evaluation?)

Speakers: George David Banks, Yumi Narita



2:00 Networking Break

2:15 Shareholder Engagement, Virtual Meetings and Other Key Governance Developments
  • Shareholder engagement - trends, investor expectations and best practices
  • The Board’s role in shareholder engagement
  • Board refreshment, composition and other key governance trends Directors need to know about
  • Virtual meetings and other annual meeting developments - key considerations

Moderator: Lillian Brown
Speakers: Ken Bertsch, Leslie A. Brun, Margaret M. Foran



3:15 Networking Break

3:30 Crisis Management - What Should Boards Do to Prepare, and How Should They React to Different Types of Crises?
  • What are a board’s responsibilities and duties in a corporate crisis? 
  • Developing a playbook, and the importance of tabletop exercises
  • #Me too — setting the proper tone and moving from #not yet to #times up
  • How to use, and react to, social media
  • Managing product liability problems

Moderator: Louise M. Parent
Speakers: Sheila L. Birnbaum, Nancy Kestenbaum, Andrea Rose



5:00 Adjourn

Co-Chair(s)
Mark J. Gentile ~ Richards, Layton & Finger, PA
Keir D. Gumbs ~ Covington & Burling LLP
Jeffrey D. Karpf ~ Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Moderator(s)
Lillian Brown ~ Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
Luke Dembosky ~ Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Joon H. Kim ~ Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Louise M. Parent ~ Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Lori Zyskowski ~ Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Speaker(s)
Anthony J. Albanese ~ Chief Regulatory Officer, New York Stock Exchange
Corinne Elise Amato ~ Prickett, Jones & Elliott, PA
George David Banks ~ Executive Vice President, American Council for Capital Formation;, Executive Director, Main Street Investors Coalition
Marc P. Berger ~ Regional Director, New York Regional Office, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Ken Bertsch ~ Executive Director, Council of Institutional Investors
Sheila L. Birnbaum ~ Dechert LLP
Leslie A. Brun ~ Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Sarr Group, LLC
Giles Cohen ~ Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of the Chief Accountant, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Jason Cowley ~ Co-Chief, Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force, United States Attorney's Office, Southern District of New York
Margaret M. Foran ~ Chief Governance Officer, Senior Vice President and Corporate Secretary, Prudential Financial, Inc.
Cynthia M. Fornelli ~ Executive Director, Center for Audit Quality
Prof. Judith H. Germano ~ Founder, GermanoLaw LLC; Senior Fellow on Cybersecurity, and Adjunct Professor of Law, NYU School of Law;, Professor, NYU Masters in Cybersecurity Program
Keith F. Higgins ~ Ropes & Gray LLP
Nancy Kestenbaum ~ Covington & Burling LLP
Yumi Narita ~ Vice President of Investment Stewardship, BlackRock
Andrea Rose ~ Partner, Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher
James S. Turley ~ Retired Chairman & CEO, Ernst & Young (now EY)
Program Attorney(s)
Grace E. O'Hanlon ~ Senior Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute

New York City Seminar Location

PLI New York Center
, 1177 Avenue of the Americas, (2nd floor), entrance on 45th Street, New York, New York 10036. (800) 260-4754.

New York City Hotel Accommodations

Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, 1605 Broadway (48th Street), New York, NY 10019 (212) 977-4000. When calling, mention Practising Law Institute. You can also make reservations online to access PLI's rates.

The Muse, 130 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10036. Please call reservations at 1-800-546-7866. When calling, please mention Practising Law Institute and Corporate Rate ID 786839408. In addition, you can book online at PLI Muse Hotel

Millennium Broadway Hotel, 145 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036. Please call reservations at 1-800-622-5569. When calling, please mention Practising Law Institute. In addition, you can book online at PLI Millennium Hotel .

 Hyatt Times Square, 135 W. 45th Street, New York, NY 10036. For reservations, please call (646) 364-1234. When calling mention rate code CR56218 or Practising Law Institute.

General credit information about this format appears below. For credit information specific to this program, please choose your jurisdiction(s) in the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page.


U.S. MCLE States

Alabama: PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Alaska:  All PLI products can fulfill Alaska’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Arizona:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “interactive CLE” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive CLE programs.

Arkansas:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

California:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “participatory” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via participatory programs.

Colorado:  All PLI products can fulfill Colorado’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Connecticut: Effective January 1, 2017, all PLI products can fulfill Connecticut’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Delaware:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Florida:  All PLI products can fulfill Florida’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Georgia:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Hawaii:  All PLI products can fulfill Hawaii’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Idaho:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Illinois: All PLI products can fulfill Illinois' CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Indiana:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Iowa:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Kansas:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live programs.

Kentucky:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Louisiana:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Maine:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Minnesota:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Mississippi:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Missouri:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Montana:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Nebraska:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Nevada:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

New Hampshire:  All PLI products can fulfill New Hampshire’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

New Jersey:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

New Mexico:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

New York

Experienced Attorneys:  All PLI products can fulfill New York’s CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Newly Admitted Attorneys:  PLI’s transitional live seminars can be used to fulfill the requirements for newly admitted attorneys. All credit categories may be earned via transitional live seminars.

North Carolina:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars

North Dakota:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Ohio:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Oklahoma:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Oregon:  All PLI products can fulfill Oregon’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Pennsylvania: PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Puerto Rico:  All PLI products can fulfill Puerto Rico’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Rhode Island:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

South Carolina:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Tennessee:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Texas:  All PLI products can fulfill Texas’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Utah:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Vermont:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Virgin Islands:  All PLI products can fulfill the Virgin Islands’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Virginia:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live interactive programs.

Washington:  All PLI products can fulfill Washington’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

West Virginia:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Wisconsin:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Wyoming:  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

CPD Jurisdictions

British Columbia (CPD-BC):  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “real-time” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via real-time programs.

Ontario (CPD-ON):  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive programs.

Quebec (CPD-QC): PLI’s live seminars can fulfill Quebec’s CPD requirements.

Hong Kong (CPD-HK):  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of points an attorney can earn via live seminars.

United Kingdom (CPD-UK):  PLI’s live seminars can fulfill the United Kingdom’s CPD requirements.

Australia (CPD-AUS):  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” credit in all Australian jurisdictions. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live seminars.

Alberta (CPD-ALBERTA):  All PLI products can fulfill Alberta’s CPD requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Dubai (CLPD-DUBAI):  PLI’s live seminars may fulfill CLPD credit requirements.

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IRS Continuing Education (IRS-CE): PLI’s live seminars may fulfill IRS-CE requirements. To request IRS-CE credit, please notify PLI at plicredits@pli.edu of your request and include your Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN).

Certified Fraud Examiner CPE:  PLI’s live seminars may fulfill Certified Fraud Examiner CPE requirements. To request CPE credit or find out which programs offer CPE, please contact PLI at plicredits@pli.edu.

IAPP Continuing Privacy Credit (CPE):  PLI’s live seminars may fulfill Privacy CPE credit requirements.

HR Recertification (HRCI):  PLI’s live seminars may fulfill HR credit requirements.

SHRM Recertification (SHRM):  PLI’s live seminars qualify as "instructor-led" credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an SHRM professional can earn via instructor-led programs.

Compliance Certification Board (CCB):  PLI’s live seminars qualify as “live” training events. There is no limit to the number of credits a candidate or certification holder can earn via live programs.

Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (CAMS):  PLI’s live seminars may fulfill CAMS credit requirements.

New York State Social Worker Continuing Education (SW CPE):  PLI’s live seminars may fulfill SW CPE credit requirements.

American Bankers Association Professional Certification (ABA):  PLI’s live seminars may fulfill ABA credit requirements.

Certified Financial Planners (CFP):  PLI’s live seminars may fulfill CFP credit requirements.

 

Why You Should Attend

New expectations and responsibilities are being placed on boards in critical areas of governance, including disclosure, oversight of complex operational issues, risk management, board succession, audit committee oversight, executive compensation, and responsiveness to and communication with investors pressing different concerns. In addition, in years past the Dodd-Frank Act, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other anti-bribery laws have put new requirements on companies and on boards. Looking forward, what changes can boards expect to face? At this renowned Institute, leading corporate governance experts — directors, government officials, corporate counsel, and academics — will share their perspectives on the fast-changing regulatory environment, the new competing pressures and expectations being placed on boards, and needed steps boards will want to consider.

What You Will Learn  

  • The evolving role of Audit Committees
  • Developing a playbook: how to handle cybersecurity incidents when they happen
  • Trends in Criminal and Regulatory Enforcement – A Candid Conversation with Top Current and Former Officials
  • The growing importance of ESG – Where does it fit in, and what is the board’s role?
  • Shareholder Engagement, Virtual Meetings and Other Key Governance Developments
  • Crisis Management - What should boards do to prepare, and how should they react to different types of crises?

Special Feature

Featured Speaker: Luke Dembosky

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for those sitting in the boardroom, in addition to experienced corporate and securities attorneys with responsibility for advising officers, directors and other senior company officials on their governance matters and issues.

 

Program Level: Update

Intended Audience: This program is designed for those sitting in the boardroom, in addition to experienced corporate and securities attorneys with responsibility for advising officers, directors and other senior company officials on their governance matters and issues.

Prerequisites: A background in governance issues.

Advanced Preparation: None 


PLI Group Discounts

Groups of 4-14 from the same organization, all registering at the same time, for a PLI program scheduled for presentation at the same site, are entitled to receive a group discount. For further discount information, please contact membership@pli.edu or call (800) 260-4PLI.

PLI Can Arrange Group Viewing to Your Firm

Contact the Groupcasts Department via email at groupcasts@pli.edu for more details.

Cancellations

All cancellations received 3 business days prior to the program will be refunded 100%. If you do not cancel within the allotted time period, payment is due in full. You may substitute another individual to attend the program at any time.

9:00 Featured Speaker: Luke Dembosky

Please note, credit is not offered for this segment.



9:30 Audit Committees: The Evolving Role
  • Auditor Independence … updates and 2018 proxy season highlights
  • New Accounting Standards, including revenue recognition
  • Cybersecurity Risk Oversight…What should the Audit Committee focus on?
  • New Auditor’s Report, including Critical Audit Matters (CAMs)
  • What else does the SEC accounting staff have in store for public companies?
  • PCAOB Inspections
(CPE Field of Study: Auditing)
(CFE Field of Study: Fraud)
(IAPP Privacy credit for Privacy Professionals)

Moderator: Lori Zyskowski
Speakers: Giles Cohen, Cynthia M. Fornelli, James S. Turley

10:30 Networking Break

10:45 Cybersecurity and Boards: Understanding the Director’s Role
  • Overview of board’s role in overseeing cybersecurity preparedness
  • Case law developments involving boards and cyber security
  • Developing a playbook: how to handle cybersecurity incidents when they happen
  • Disclosure and governance considerations, regulatory and civil liability concerns, related to cybersecurity
(IAPP Privacy credit for Privacy Professionals)
(CFE Field of Study: Fraud)

Moderator: Luke Dembosky
Speakers: Prof. Judith H. Germano, Keith F. Higgins



11:45 Trends in Criminal and Regulatory Enforcement – A Candid Conversation with Top Current and Former Officials
  • What is the current focus of criminal and regulatory authorities, including the DOJ, SEC and NYSE?
  • What do prosecutors and regulators look for when investigating corporate misconduct?
  • What do they expect from boards of companies where there has been corporate misconduct
  •  What do prosecutors and regulators want to see from companies facing crises
(CFE Field of Study: Fraud)

Moderator: Joon H. Kim
Speakers: Anthony J. Albanese, Corinne Elise Amato, Marc P. Berger, Jason Cowley



12:45 Networking Break (attendees will be provided with lunch)

1:00 The Growing Importance of ESG – Where Does It Fit In, and What is the Board’s Role?
  • The ESG tug of war: Assessing competing environmental, social and governance interests and stakeholders
  • Integrating ESG perspective into the long-term strategy -- is it even an appropriate focus?
  • Will the Department of Labor guidance dampen investment manager focus on ESG?
  • Where to focus ESG efforts to get the most mileage out of company resources
  • Evaluation of the company and the board on ESG efforts (who is conducting the evaluation?)

Speakers: George David Banks, Yumi Narita



2:00 Networking Break

2:15 Shareholder Engagement, Virtual Meetings and Other Key Governance Developments
  • Shareholder engagement - trends, investor expectations and best practices
  • The Board’s role in shareholder engagement
  • Board refreshment, composition and other key governance trends Directors need to know about
  • Virtual meetings and other annual meeting developments - key considerations

Moderator: Lillian Brown
Speakers: Ken Bertsch, Leslie A. Brun, Margaret M. Foran



3:15 Networking Break

3:30 Crisis Management - What Should Boards Do to Prepare, and How Should They React to Different Types of Crises?
  • What are a board’s responsibilities and duties in a corporate crisis? 
  • Developing a playbook, and the importance of tabletop exercises
  • #Me too — setting the proper tone and moving from #not yet to #times up
  • How to use, and react to, social media
  • Managing product liability problems

Moderator: Louise M. Parent
Speakers: Sheila L. Birnbaum, Nancy Kestenbaum, Andrea Rose



5:00 Adjourn

Co-Chair(s)
Mark J. Gentile ~ Richards, Layton & Finger, PA
Keir D. Gumbs ~ Covington & Burling LLP
Jeffrey D. Karpf ~ Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Moderator(s)
Lillian Brown ~ Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
Luke Dembosky ~ Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Joon H. Kim ~ Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Louise M. Parent ~ Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Lori Zyskowski ~ Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Speaker(s)
Anthony J. Albanese ~ Chief Regulatory Officer, New York Stock Exchange
Corinne Elise Amato ~ Prickett, Jones & Elliott, PA
George David Banks ~ Executive Vice President, American Council for Capital Formation;, Executive Director, Main Street Investors Coalition
Marc P. Berger ~ Regional Director, New York Regional Office, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Ken Bertsch ~ Executive Director, Council of Institutional Investors
Sheila L. Birnbaum ~ Dechert LLP
Leslie A. Brun ~ Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Sarr Group, LLC
Giles Cohen ~ Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of the Chief Accountant, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Jason Cowley ~ Co-Chief, Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force, United States Attorney's Office, Southern District of New York
Margaret M. Foran ~ Chief Governance Officer, Senior Vice President and Corporate Secretary, Prudential Financial, Inc.
Cynthia M. Fornelli ~ Executive Director, Center for Audit Quality
Prof. Judith H. Germano ~ Founder, GermanoLaw LLC; Senior Fellow on Cybersecurity, and Adjunct Professor of Law, NYU School of Law;, Professor, NYU Masters in Cybersecurity Program
Keith F. Higgins ~ Ropes & Gray LLP
Nancy Kestenbaum ~ Covington & Burling LLP
Yumi Narita ~ Vice President of Investment Stewardship, BlackRock
Andrea Rose ~ Partner, Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher
James S. Turley ~ Retired Chairman & CEO, Ernst & Young (now EY)
Program Attorney(s)
Grace E. O'Hanlon ~ Senior Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute
General credit information about this format appears below. For credit information specific to this program, please choose your jurisdiction(s) in the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page.

PLI’s live and on-demand webcasts are single-user license products intended for an individual registrant only. Credit will be issued only to the individual registered. If two or more individuals wish to participate in a webcast and receive credit, PLI would be happy to provide a Groupcast – group viewing of a webcast. To schedule a Groupcast, please contact PLI at groupcasts@pli.edu.


U.S. MCLE States

Alabama:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

Alaska:  All PLI products can fulfill Alaska’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Arizona:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “interactive CLE” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive CLE programs.

Arkansas:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

California:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “participatory” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via participatory programs.

Colorado:  All PLI products can fulfill Colorado’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Connecticut: Effective January 1, 2017, all PLI products can fulfill Connecticut’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Delaware:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “eCLE” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of eCLE per reporting period.

Florida:  All PLI products can fulfill Florida’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Georgia:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “in-house” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 in-house credits per reporting period.

Hawaii:  All PLI products can fulfill Hawaii’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Idaho:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

Illinois:  All PLI products can fulfill Illinois' CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Indiana:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “distance education” credit. Attorneys are limited to 9 credits of distance education per reporting period.

Iowa:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

Kansas:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

Kentucky:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

Louisiana:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 4 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Maine:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

Minnesota:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

Mississippi:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

Missouri:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

Montana:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

Nebraska:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “computer-based learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 5 credits of computer-based learning per reporting period.

Nevada:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

New Hampshire:  All PLI products can fulfill New Hampshire’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

New Jersey:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “alternative verifiable learning formats” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of alternative verifiable learning formats per reporting period.

New Mexico:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

New York

Experienced Attorneys:  All PLI products can fulfill New York’s CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Newly Admitted Attorneys:  PLI’s transitional live webcasts can be used to fulfill the requirements for New York newly admitted attorneys. Ethics credit, professional practice credit, and law practice management credit may be earned via transitional live webcasts. Skills credits may not be earned via live webcasts.

North Carolina:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

North Dakota:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

Ohio:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Oklahoma:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

Oregon:  All PLI products can fulfill Oregon’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Pennsylvania:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

Puerto Rico:  All PLI products can fulfill Puerto Rico’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Rhode Island:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

South Carolina:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “alternatively delivered” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of alternatively delivered programs per reporting period.

Tennessee:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 8 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

Texas:  All PLI products can fulfill Texas’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Utah:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Vermont:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

Virgin Islands:  All PLI products can fulfill the Virgin Islands’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Virginia:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live interactive programs.

Washington:  All PLI products can fulfill Washington’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

West Virginia:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “online” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of online instruction per reporting period.

Wisconsin:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

Wyoming:  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live webcasts.

CPD Jurisdictions

British Columbia (CPD-BC):  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “real-time” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via real-time programs.

Ontario (CPD-ON):  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive programs.

Quebec (CPD-QC):  PLI’s live webcasts can fulfill Quebec’s CPD requirements.

Hong Kong (CPD-HK):  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 15 points of distance learning programs per reporting period.

United Kingdom (CPD-UK):  PLI’s live webcasts can fulfill the United Kingdom’s CPD requirements.

Australia (CPD-AUS):  PLI’s live webcasts may fulfill Australia’s CPD requirements. Credit limits for live webcasts vary according to jurisdiction. Please refer to your jurisdiction’s CPD information page for specifics.

Alberta (CPD-ALBERTA):  All PLI products can fulfill Alberta’s CPD requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Dubai (CLPD-DUBAI):  PLI’s live webcasts may fulfill CLPD credit requirements.

Other Credit Types

CPE Credit (NASBA):  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as the “Group-Internet-Based” (GIB) delivery method. Please check the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page to verify CPE credit availability.

IRS Continuing Education (IRS-CE):  PLI’s live webcasts may fulfill IRS-CE requirements. To request IRS-CE credit, please notify PLI at plicredits@pli.edu of your request and include your Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN).

Certified Fraud Examiner CPE:  PLI’s live webcasts may fulfill Certified Fraud Examiner CPE requirements. To request CPE credit or find out which programs offer CPE, please contact PLI at plicredits@pli.edu.

IAPP Continuing Privacy Credit (CPE):  PLI’s live webcasts may fulfill Privacy CPE credit requirements.

HR Recertification (HRCI):  PLI’s live webcasts may fulfill HR credit requirements.

SHRM Recertification (SHRM):  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as "instructor-led" credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an SHRM professional can earn via instructor-led programs.

Compliance Certification Board (CCB):  PLI’s live webcasts qualify as “live” training events. There is no limit to the number of credits a candidate or certification holder can earn via live programs.

Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (CAMS):  PLI’s live webcasts may fulfill CAMS credit requirements.

New York State Social Worker Continuing Education (SW CPE):  PLI’s live webcasts may fulfill SW CPE credit requirements.

American Bankers Association Professional Certification (ABA):  PLI’s live webcasts may fulfill ABA credit requirements.

Certified Financial Planners (CFP):  PLI’s live webcasts may fulfill CFP credit requirements.

 

Why You Should Attend

New expectations and responsibilities are being placed on boards in critical areas of governance, including disclosure, oversight of complex operational issues, risk management, board succession, audit committee oversight, executive compensation, and responsiveness to and communication with investors pressing different concerns. In addition, in years past the Dodd-Frank Act, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other anti-bribery laws have put new requirements on companies and on boards. Looking forward, what changes can boards expect to face? At this renowned Institute, leading corporate governance experts — directors, government officials, corporate counsel, and academics — will share their perspectives on the fast-changing regulatory environment, the new competing pressures and expectations being placed on boards, and needed steps boards will want to consider.

What You Will Learn  

  • The evolving role of Audit Committees
  • Developing a playbook: how to handle cybersecurity incidents when they happen
  • Trends in Criminal and Regulatory Enforcement – A Candid Conversation with Top Current and Former Officials
  • The growing importance of ESG – Where does it fit in, and what is the board’s role?
  • Shareholder Engagement, Virtual Meetings and Other Key Governance Developments
  • Crisis Management - What should boards do to prepare, and how should they react to different types of crises?

Special Feature

Featured Speaker: Luke Dembosky

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for those sitting in the boardroom, in addition to experienced corporate and securities attorneys with responsibility for advising officers, directors and other senior company officials on their governance matters and issues.

 

Program Level: Update

Intended Audience: This program is designed for those sitting in the boardroom, in addition to experienced corporate and securities attorneys with responsibility for advising officers, directors and other senior company officials on their governance matters and issues.

Prerequisites: A background in governance issues.

Advanced Preparation: None 


PLI Group Discounts

Groups of 4-14 from the same organization, all registering at the same time, for a PLI program scheduled for presentation at the same site, are entitled to receive a group discount. For further discount information, please contact membership@pli.edu or call (800) 260-4PLI.

PLI Can Arrange Group Viewing to Your Firm

Contact the Groupcasts Department via email at groupcasts@pli.edu for more details.

Cancellations

All cancellations received 3 business days prior to the program will be refunded 100%. If you do not cancel within the allotted time period, payment is due in full. You may substitute another individual to attend the program at any time.

9:00 Featured Speaker: Luke Dembosky

Please note, credit is not offered for this segment.



9:30 Audit Committees: The Evolving Role
  • Auditor Independence … updates and 2018 proxy season highlights
  • New Accounting Standards, including revenue recognition
  • Cybersecurity Risk Oversight…What should the Audit Committee focus on?
  • New Auditor’s Report, including Critical Audit Matters (CAMs)
  • What else does the SEC accounting staff have in store for public companies?
  • PCAOB Inspections
(CPE Field of Study: Auditing)
(CFE Field of Study: Fraud)
(IAPP Privacy credit for Privacy Professionals)

Moderator: Lori Zyskowski
Speakers: Giles Cohen, Cynthia M. Fornelli, James S. Turley

10:30 Networking Break

10:45 Cybersecurity and Boards: Understanding the Director’s Role
  • Overview of board’s role in overseeing cybersecurity preparedness
  • Case law developments involving boards and cyber security
  • Developing a playbook: how to handle cybersecurity incidents when they happen
  • Disclosure and governance considerations, regulatory and civil liability concerns, related to cybersecurity
(IAPP Privacy credit for Privacy Professionals)
(CFE Field of Study: Fraud)

Moderator: Luke Dembosky
Speakers: Prof. Judith H. Germano, Keith F. Higgins



11:45 Trends in Criminal and Regulatory Enforcement – A Candid Conversation with Top Current and Former Officials
  • What is the current focus of criminal and regulatory authorities, including the DOJ, SEC and NYSE?
  • What do prosecutors and regulators look for when investigating corporate misconduct?
  • What do they expect from boards of companies where there has been corporate misconduct
  •  What do prosecutors and regulators want to see from companies facing crises
(CFE Field of Study: Fraud)

Moderator: Joon H. Kim
Speakers: Anthony J. Albanese, Corinne Elise Amato, Marc P. Berger, Jason Cowley



12:45 Networking Break (attendees will be provided with lunch)

1:00 The Growing Importance of ESG – Where Does It Fit In, and What is the Board’s Role?
  • The ESG tug of war: Assessing competing environmental, social and governance interests and stakeholders
  • Integrating ESG perspective into the long-term strategy -- is it even an appropriate focus?
  • Will the Department of Labor guidance dampen investment manager focus on ESG?
  • Where to focus ESG efforts to get the most mileage out of company resources
  • Evaluation of the company and the board on ESG efforts (who is conducting the evaluation?)

Speakers: George David Banks, Yumi Narita



2:00 Networking Break

2:15 Shareholder Engagement, Virtual Meetings and Other Key Governance Developments
  • Shareholder engagement - trends, investor expectations and best practices
  • The Board’s role in shareholder engagement
  • Board refreshment, composition and other key governance trends Directors need to know about
  • Virtual meetings and other annual meeting developments - key considerations

Moderator: Lillian Brown
Speakers: Ken Bertsch, Leslie A. Brun, Margaret M. Foran



3:15 Networking Break

3:30 Crisis Management - What Should Boards Do to Prepare, and How Should They React to Different Types of Crises?
  • What are a board’s responsibilities and duties in a corporate crisis? 
  • Developing a playbook, and the importance of tabletop exercises
  • #Me too — setting the proper tone and moving from #not yet to #times up
  • How to use, and react to, social media
  • Managing product liability problems

Moderator: Louise M. Parent
Speakers: Sheila L. Birnbaum, Nancy Kestenbaum, Andrea Rose



5:00 Adjourn

Co-Chair(s)
Mark J. Gentile ~ Richards, Layton & Finger, PA
Keir D. Gumbs ~ Covington & Burling LLP
Jeffrey D. Karpf ~ Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Moderator(s)
Lillian Brown ~ Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
Luke Dembosky ~ Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Joon H. Kim ~ Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Louise M. Parent ~ Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Lori Zyskowski ~ Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Speaker(s)
Anthony J. Albanese ~ Chief Regulatory Officer, New York Stock Exchange
Corinne Elise Amato ~ Prickett, Jones & Elliott, PA
George David Banks ~ Executive Vice President, American Council for Capital Formation;, Executive Director, Main Street Investors Coalition
Marc P. Berger ~ Regional Director, New York Regional Office, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Ken Bertsch ~ Executive Director, Council of Institutional Investors
Sheila L. Birnbaum ~ Dechert LLP
Leslie A. Brun ~ Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Sarr Group, LLC
Giles Cohen ~ Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of the Chief Accountant, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Jason Cowley ~ Co-Chief, Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force, United States Attorney's Office, Southern District of New York
Margaret M. Foran ~ Chief Governance Officer, Senior Vice President and Corporate Secretary, Prudential Financial, Inc.
Cynthia M. Fornelli ~ Executive Director, Center for Audit Quality
Prof. Judith H. Germano ~ Founder, GermanoLaw LLC; Senior Fellow on Cybersecurity, and Adjunct Professor of Law, NYU School of Law;, Professor, NYU Masters in Cybersecurity Program
Keith F. Higgins ~ Ropes & Gray LLP
Nancy Kestenbaum ~ Covington & Burling LLP
Yumi Narita ~ Vice President of Investment Stewardship, BlackRock
Andrea Rose ~ Partner, Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher
James S. Turley ~ Retired Chairman & CEO, Ernst & Young (now EY)
Program Attorney(s)
Grace E. O'Hanlon ~ Senior Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute

Mechanicsburg Groupcast Location

Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 5080 Ritter Rd., Mechanicsburg PA 17055, (800) 932-4637. Click here for directions.

Mechanicsburg Groupcast Hotel Accommodations

Below is a list of hotel accommodations suggested by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute:

Hampton Inn Harrisburg-West, 4950 Ritter Road, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA 17055. Tel: 717-691-1300. Fax: 717-691-9692.

Homewood Suites by Hilton® Harrisburg-West Hershey Area, 5001 Ritter Road, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, United States 17055. Tel: 1-717-697-4900. Fax: 1-717-697-9101.

General credit information about this format appears below. For credit information specific to this program, please choose your jurisdiction(s) in the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page.


U.S. MCLE States

Alabama:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Alaska:  All PLI products can fulfill Alaska’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Arizona:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “interactive CLE” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive CLE programs.

Arkansas:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

California:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “participatory” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via participatory programs.

Colorado:  All PLI products can fulfill Colorado’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Connecticut: Effective January 1, 2017, all PLI products can fulfill Connecticut’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Delaware:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Florida:  All PLI products can fulfill Florida’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Georgia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Hawaii:  All PLI products can fulfill Hawaii’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Idaho:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Illinois:  All PLI products can fulfill Illinois' CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Indiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Iowa:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Kansas:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live programs.

Kentucky:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Louisiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Maine:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Minnesota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Mississippi:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

Missouri:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Montana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Nebraska:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Nevada:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

New Hampshire:  All PLI products can fulfill New Hampshire’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

New Jersey:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “alternative verifiable learning formats” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of alternative verifiable learning formats per reporting period.

New Mexico:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

New York

Experienced Attorneys:  All PLI products can fulfill New York’s CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Newly Admitted Attorneys:  PLI’s transitional live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can be used to fulfill the requirements for New York newly admitted attorneys. Ethics credit, professional practice credit, and law practice management credit may be earned via transitional live groupcasts. Skills credits may not be earned via live groupcasts.

North Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

North Dakota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Ohio:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Oklahoma:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Oregon:  All PLI products can fulfill Oregon’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Pennsylvania:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Puerto Rico:  All PLI products can fulfill Puerto Rico’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Rhode Island:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

South Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Tennessee:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Texas:  All PLI products can fulfill Texas’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Utah:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Vermont:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Virgin Islands:  All PLI products can fulfill the Virgin Islands’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Virginia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live interactive programs.

Washington:  All PLI products can fulfill Washington’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

West Virginia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Wisconsin:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Wyoming:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.


CPD Jurisdictions

British Columbia (CPD-BC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “real-time” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via real-time programs.

Ontario (CPD-ON):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive programs.

Quebec (CPD-QC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill Quebec’s CPD requirements.

Hong Kong (CPD-HK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of points an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

United Kingdom (CPD-UK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill the United Kingdom’s CPD requirements.

Australia (CPD-AUS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Australia’s CPD requirements. Credit limits for live groupcasts vary according to jurisdiction. Please refer to your jurisdiction’s CPD information page for specifics.

Alberta (CPD-ALBERTA):  All PLI products can fulfill Alberta’s CPD requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Dubai (CLPD-DUBAI):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CLPD credit requirements.


Other Credit Types

CPE Credit (NASBA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as the “Group-Live” delivery method. Please check the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page to verify CPE credit availability.

IRS Continuing Education (IRS-CE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill IRS-CE requirements. To request IRS-CE credit, please notify PLI at plicredits@pli.edu of your request and include your Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN).

Certified Fraud Examiner CPE:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Certified Fraud Examiner CPE requirements. To request CPE credit or find out which programs offer CPE, please contact PLI at plicredits@pli.edu.

IAPP Continuing Privacy Credit (CPE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Privacy CPE credit requirements.

HR Recertification (HRCI):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill HR credit requirements.

SHRM Recertification (SHRM):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as "instructor-led" credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an SHRM professional can earn via instructor-led programs.

Compliance Certification Board (CCB):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” training events. There is no limit to the number of credits a candidate or certification holder can earn via live groupcasts.

Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (CAMS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CAMS credit requirements.

New York State Social Worker Continuing Education (SW CPE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill SW CPE credit requirements.

American Bankers Association Professional Certification (ABA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill ABA credit requirements.

Certified Financial Planners (CFP):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CFP credit requirements.

 

Why You Should Attend

New expectations and responsibilities are being placed on boards in critical areas of governance, including disclosure, oversight of complex operational issues, risk management, board succession, audit committee oversight, executive compensation, and responsiveness to and communication with investors pressing different concerns. In addition, in years past the Dodd-Frank Act, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other anti-bribery laws have put new requirements on companies and on boards. Looking forward, what changes can boards expect to face? At this renowned Institute, leading corporate governance experts — directors, government officials, corporate counsel, and academics — will share their perspectives on the fast-changing regulatory environment, the new competing pressures and expectations being placed on boards, and needed steps boards will want to consider.

What You Will Learn  

  • The evolving role of Audit Committees
  • Developing a playbook: how to handle cybersecurity incidents when they happen
  • Trends in Criminal and Regulatory Enforcement – A Candid Conversation with Top Current and Former Officials
  • The growing importance of ESG – Where does it fit in, and what is the board’s role?
  • Shareholder Engagement, Virtual Meetings and Other Key Governance Developments
  • Crisis Management - What should boards do to prepare, and how should they react to different types of crises?

Special Feature

Featured Speaker: Luke Dembosky

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for those sitting in the boardroom, in addition to experienced corporate and securities attorneys with responsibility for advising officers, directors and other senior company officials on their governance matters and issues.

 

Program Level: Update

Intended Audience: This program is designed for those sitting in the boardroom, in addition to experienced corporate and securities attorneys with responsibility for advising officers, directors and other senior company officials on their governance matters and issues.

Prerequisites: A background in governance issues.

Advanced Preparation: None 


PLI Group Discounts

Groups of 4-14 from the same organization, all registering at the same time, for a PLI program scheduled for presentation at the same site, are entitled to receive a group discount. For further discount information, please contact membership@pli.edu or call (800) 260-4PLI.

PLI Can Arrange Group Viewing to Your Firm

Contact the Groupcasts Department via email at groupcasts@pli.edu for more details.

Cancellations

All cancellations received 3 business days prior to the program will be refunded 100%. If you do not cancel within the allotted time period, payment is due in full. You may substitute another individual to attend the program at any time.

9:00 Featured Speaker: Luke Dembosky

Please note, credit is not offered for this segment.



9:30 Audit Committees: The Evolving Role
  • Auditor Independence … updates and 2018 proxy season highlights
  • New Accounting Standards, including revenue recognition
  • Cybersecurity Risk Oversight…What should the Audit Committee focus on?
  • New Auditor’s Report, including Critical Audit Matters (CAMs)
  • What else does the SEC accounting staff have in store for public companies?
  • PCAOB Inspections
(CPE Field of Study: Auditing)
(CFE Field of Study: Fraud)
(IAPP Privacy credit for Privacy Professionals)

Moderator: Lori Zyskowski
Speakers: Giles Cohen, Cynthia M. Fornelli, James S. Turley

10:30 Networking Break

10:45 Cybersecurity and Boards: Understanding the Director’s Role
  • Overview of board’s role in overseeing cybersecurity preparedness
  • Case law developments involving boards and cyber security
  • Developing a playbook: how to handle cybersecurity incidents when they happen
  • Disclosure and governance considerations, regulatory and civil liability concerns, related to cybersecurity
(IAPP Privacy credit for Privacy Professionals)
(CFE Field of Study: Fraud)

Moderator: Luke Dembosky
Speakers: Prof. Judith H. Germano, Keith F. Higgins



11:45 Trends in Criminal and Regulatory Enforcement – A Candid Conversation with Top Current and Former Officials
  • What is the current focus of criminal and regulatory authorities, including the DOJ, SEC and NYSE?
  • What do prosecutors and regulators look for when investigating corporate misconduct?
  • What do they expect from boards of companies where there has been corporate misconduct
  •  What do prosecutors and regulators want to see from companies facing crises
(CFE Field of Study: Fraud)

Moderator: Joon H. Kim
Speakers: Anthony J. Albanese, Corinne Elise Amato, Marc P. Berger, Jason Cowley



12:45 Networking Break (attendees will be provided with lunch)

1:00 The Growing Importance of ESG – Where Does It Fit In, and What is the Board’s Role?
  • The ESG tug of war: Assessing competing environmental, social and governance interests and stakeholders
  • Integrating ESG perspective into the long-term strategy -- is it even an appropriate focus?
  • Will the Department of Labor guidance dampen investment manager focus on ESG?
  • Where to focus ESG efforts to get the most mileage out of company resources
  • Evaluation of the company and the board on ESG efforts (who is conducting the evaluation?)

Speakers: George David Banks, Yumi Narita



2:00 Networking Break

2:15 Shareholder Engagement, Virtual Meetings and Other Key Governance Developments
  • Shareholder engagement - trends, investor expectations and best practices
  • The Board’s role in shareholder engagement
  • Board refreshment, composition and other key governance trends Directors need to know about
  • Virtual meetings and other annual meeting developments - key considerations

Moderator: Lillian Brown
Speakers: Ken Bertsch, Leslie A. Brun, Margaret M. Foran



3:15 Networking Break

3:30 Crisis Management - What Should Boards Do to Prepare, and How Should They React to Different Types of Crises?
  • What are a board’s responsibilities and duties in a corporate crisis? 
  • Developing a playbook, and the importance of tabletop exercises
  • #Me too — setting the proper tone and moving from #not yet to #times up
  • How to use, and react to, social media
  • Managing product liability problems

Moderator: Louise M. Parent
Speakers: Sheila L. Birnbaum, Nancy Kestenbaum, Andrea Rose



5:00 Adjourn

Co-Chair(s)
Mark J. Gentile ~ Richards, Layton & Finger, PA
Keir D. Gumbs ~ Covington & Burling LLP
Jeffrey D. Karpf ~ Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Moderator(s)
Lillian Brown ~ Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
Luke Dembosky ~ Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Joon H. Kim ~ Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Louise M. Parent ~ Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Lori Zyskowski ~ Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Speaker(s)
Anthony J. Albanese ~ Chief Regulatory Officer, New York Stock Exchange
Corinne Elise Amato ~ Prickett, Jones & Elliott, PA
George David Banks ~ Executive Vice President, American Council for Capital Formation;, Executive Director, Main Street Investors Coalition
Marc P. Berger ~ Regional Director, New York Regional Office, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Ken Bertsch ~ Executive Director, Council of Institutional Investors
Sheila L. Birnbaum ~ Dechert LLP
Leslie A. Brun ~ Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Sarr Group, LLC
Giles Cohen ~ Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of the Chief Accountant, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Jason Cowley ~ Co-Chief, Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force, United States Attorney's Office, Southern District of New York
Margaret M. Foran ~ Chief Governance Officer, Senior Vice President and Corporate Secretary, Prudential Financial, Inc.
Cynthia M. Fornelli ~ Executive Director, Center for Audit Quality
Prof. Judith H. Germano ~ Founder, GermanoLaw LLC; Senior Fellow on Cybersecurity, and Adjunct Professor of Law, NYU School of Law;, Professor, NYU Masters in Cybersecurity Program
Keith F. Higgins ~ Ropes & Gray LLP
Nancy Kestenbaum ~ Covington & Burling LLP
Yumi Narita ~ Vice President of Investment Stewardship, BlackRock
Andrea Rose ~ Partner, Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher
James S. Turley ~ Retired Chairman & CEO, Ernst & Young (now EY)
Program Attorney(s)
Grace E. O'Hanlon ~ Senior Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute
Cleveland Groupcast Location

The Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, 1375 E. 9th Street – Floor 2, Cleveland, Ohio 44114. 216-696-2404.

General credit information about this format appears below. For credit information specific to this program, please choose your jurisdiction(s) in the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page.


U.S. MCLE States

Alabama:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Alaska:  All PLI products can fulfill Alaska’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Arizona:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “interactive CLE” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive CLE programs.

Arkansas:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

California:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “participatory” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via participatory programs.

Colorado:  All PLI products can fulfill Colorado’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Connecticut: Effective January 1, 2017, all PLI products can fulfill Connecticut’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Delaware:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Florida:  All PLI products can fulfill Florida’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Georgia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Hawaii:  All PLI products can fulfill Hawaii’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Idaho:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Illinois:  All PLI products can fulfill Illinois' CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Indiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Iowa:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Kansas:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live programs.

Kentucky:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Louisiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Maine:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Minnesota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Mississippi:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

Missouri:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Montana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Nebraska:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Nevada:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

New Hampshire:  All PLI products can fulfill New Hampshire’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

New Jersey:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “alternative verifiable learning formats” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of alternative verifiable learning formats per reporting period.

New Mexico:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

New York

Experienced Attorneys:  All PLI products can fulfill New York’s CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Newly Admitted Attorneys:  PLI’s transitional live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can be used to fulfill the requirements for New York newly admitted attorneys. Ethics credit, professional practice credit, and law practice management credit may be earned via transitional live groupcasts. Skills credits may not be earned via live groupcasts.

North Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

North Dakota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Ohio:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Oklahoma:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Oregon:  All PLI products can fulfill Oregon’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Pennsylvania:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Puerto Rico:  All PLI products can fulfill Puerto Rico’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Rhode Island:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

South Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Tennessee:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Texas:  All PLI products can fulfill Texas’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Utah:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Vermont:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Virgin Islands:  All PLI products can fulfill the Virgin Islands’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Virginia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live interactive programs.

Washington:  All PLI products can fulfill Washington’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

West Virginia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Wisconsin:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Wyoming:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.


CPD Jurisdictions

British Columbia (CPD-BC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “real-time” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via real-time programs.

Ontario (CPD-ON):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive programs.

Quebec (CPD-QC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill Quebec’s CPD requirements.

Hong Kong (CPD-HK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of points an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

United Kingdom (CPD-UK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill the United Kingdom’s CPD requirements.

Australia (CPD-AUS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Australia’s CPD requirements. Credit limits for live groupcasts vary according to jurisdiction. Please refer to your jurisdiction’s CPD information page for specifics.

Alberta (CPD-ALBERTA):  All PLI products can fulfill Alberta’s CPD requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Dubai (CLPD-DUBAI):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CLPD credit requirements.


Other Credit Types

CPE Credit (NASBA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as the “Group-Live” delivery method. Please check the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page to verify CPE credit availability.

IRS Continuing Education (IRS-CE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill IRS-CE requirements. To request IRS-CE credit, please notify PLI at plicredits@pli.edu of your request and include your Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN).

Certified Fraud Examiner CPE:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Certified Fraud Examiner CPE requirements. To request CPE credit or find out which programs offer CPE, please contact PLI at plicredits@pli.edu.

IAPP Continuing Privacy Credit (CPE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Privacy CPE credit requirements.

HR Recertification (HRCI):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill HR credit requirements.

SHRM Recertification (SHRM):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as "instructor-led" credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an SHRM professional can earn via instructor-led programs.

Compliance Certification Board (CCB):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” training events. There is no limit to the number of credits a candidate or certification holder can earn via live groupcasts.

Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (CAMS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CAMS credit requirements.

New York State Social Worker Continuing Education (SW CPE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill SW CPE credit requirements.

American Bankers Association Professional Certification (ABA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill ABA credit requirements.

Certified Financial Planners (CFP):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CFP credit requirements.

 

Why You Should Attend

New expectations and responsibilities are being placed on boards in critical areas of governance, including disclosure, oversight of complex operational issues, risk management, board succession, audit committee oversight, executive compensation, and responsiveness to and communication with investors pressing different concerns. In addition, in years past the Dodd-Frank Act, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other anti-bribery laws have put new requirements on companies and on boards. Looking forward, what changes can boards expect to face? At this renowned Institute, leading corporate governance experts — directors, government officials, corporate counsel, and academics — will share their perspectives on the fast-changing regulatory environment, the new competing pressures and expectations being placed on boards, and needed steps boards will want to consider.

What You Will Learn  

  • The evolving role of Audit Committees
  • Developing a playbook: how to handle cybersecurity incidents when they happen
  • Trends in Criminal and Regulatory Enforcement – A Candid Conversation with Top Current and Former Officials
  • The growing importance of ESG – Where does it fit in, and what is the board’s role?
  • Shareholder Engagement, Virtual Meetings and Other Key Governance Developments
  • Crisis Management - What should boards do to prepare, and how should they react to different types of crises?

Special Feature

Featured Speaker: Luke Dembosky

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for those sitting in the boardroom, in addition to experienced corporate and securities attorneys with responsibility for advising officers, directors and other senior company officials on their governance matters and issues.

 

Program Level: Update

Intended Audience: This program is designed for those sitting in the boardroom, in addition to experienced corporate and securities attorneys with responsibility for advising officers, directors and other senior company officials on their governance matters and issues.

Prerequisites: A background in governance issues.

Advanced Preparation: None 


PLI Group Discounts

Groups of 4-14 from the same organization, all registering at the same time, for a PLI program scheduled for presentation at the same site, are entitled to receive a group discount. For further discount information, please contact membership@pli.edu or call (800) 260-4PLI.

PLI Can Arrange Group Viewing to Your Firm

Contact the Groupcasts Department via email at groupcasts@pli.edu for more details.

Cancellations

All cancellations received 3 business days prior to the program will be refunded 100%. If you do not cancel within the allotted time period, payment is due in full. You may substitute another individual to attend the program at any time.

9:00 Featured Speaker: Luke Dembosky

Please note, credit is not offered for this segment.



9:30 Audit Committees: The Evolving Role
  • Auditor Independence … updates and 2018 proxy season highlights
  • New Accounting Standards, including revenue recognition
  • Cybersecurity Risk Oversight…What should the Audit Committee focus on?
  • New Auditor’s Report, including Critical Audit Matters (CAMs)
  • What else does the SEC accounting staff have in store for public companies?
  • PCAOB Inspections
(CPE Field of Study: Auditing)
(CFE Field of Study: Fraud)
(IAPP Privacy credit for Privacy Professionals)

Moderator: Lori Zyskowski
Speakers: Giles Cohen, Cynthia M. Fornelli, James S. Turley

10:30 Networking Break

10:45 Cybersecurity and Boards: Understanding the Director’s Role
  • Overview of board’s role in overseeing cybersecurity preparedness
  • Case law developments involving boards and cyber security
  • Developing a playbook: how to handle cybersecurity incidents when they happen
  • Disclosure and governance considerations, regulatory and civil liability concerns, related to cybersecurity
(IAPP Privacy credit for Privacy Professionals)
(CFE Field of Study: Fraud)

Moderator: Luke Dembosky
Speakers: Prof. Judith H. Germano, Keith F. Higgins



11:45 Trends in Criminal and Regulatory Enforcement – A Candid Conversation with Top Current and Former Officials
  • What is the current focus of criminal and regulatory authorities, including the DOJ, SEC and NYSE?
  • What do prosecutors and regulators look for when investigating corporate misconduct?
  • What do they expect from boards of companies where there has been corporate misconduct
  •  What do prosecutors and regulators want to see from companies facing crises
(CFE Field of Study: Fraud)

Moderator: Joon H. Kim
Speakers: Anthony J. Albanese, Corinne Elise Amato, Marc P. Berger, Jason Cowley



12:45 Networking Break (attendees will be provided with lunch)

1:00 The Growing Importance of ESG – Where Does It Fit In, and What is the Board’s Role?
  • The ESG tug of war: Assessing competing environmental, social and governance interests and stakeholders
  • Integrating ESG perspective into the long-term strategy -- is it even an appropriate focus?
  • Will the Department of Labor guidance dampen investment manager focus on ESG?
  • Where to focus ESG efforts to get the most mileage out of company resources
  • Evaluation of the company and the board on ESG efforts (who is conducting the evaluation?)

Speakers: George David Banks, Yumi Narita



2:00 Networking Break

2:15 Shareholder Engagement, Virtual Meetings and Other Key Governance Developments
  • Shareholder engagement - trends, investor expectations and best practices
  • The Board’s role in shareholder engagement
  • Board refreshment, composition and other key governance trends Directors need to know about
  • Virtual meetings and other annual meeting developments - key considerations

Moderator: Lillian Brown
Speakers: Ken Bertsch, Leslie A. Brun, Margaret M. Foran



3:15 Networking Break

3:30 Crisis Management - What Should Boards Do to Prepare, and How Should They React to Different Types of Crises?
  • What are a board’s responsibilities and duties in a corporate crisis? 
  • Developing a playbook, and the importance of tabletop exercises
  • #Me too — setting the proper tone and moving from #not yet to #times up
  • How to use, and react to, social media
  • Managing product liability problems

Moderator: Louise M. Parent
Speakers: Sheila L. Birnbaum, Nancy Kestenbaum, Andrea Rose



5:00 Adjourn

Co-Chair(s)
Mark J. Gentile ~ Richards, Layton & Finger, PA
Keir D. Gumbs ~ Covington & Burling LLP
Jeffrey D. Karpf ~ Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Moderator(s)
Lillian Brown ~ Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
Luke Dembosky ~ Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Joon H. Kim ~ Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Louise M. Parent ~ Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Lori Zyskowski ~ Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Speaker(s)
Anthony J. Albanese ~ Chief Regulatory Officer, New York Stock Exchange
Corinne Elise Amato ~ Prickett, Jones & Elliott, PA
George David Banks ~ Executive Vice President, American Council for Capital Formation;, Executive Director, Main Street Investors Coalition
Marc P. Berger ~ Regional Director, New York Regional Office, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Ken Bertsch ~ Executive Director, Council of Institutional Investors
Sheila L. Birnbaum ~ Dechert LLP
Leslie A. Brun ~ Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Sarr Group, LLC
Giles Cohen ~ Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of the Chief Accountant, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Jason Cowley ~ Co-Chief, Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force, United States Attorney's Office, Southern District of New York
Margaret M. Foran ~ Chief Governance Officer, Senior Vice President and Corporate Secretary, Prudential Financial, Inc.
Cynthia M. Fornelli ~ Executive Director, Center for Audit Quality
Prof. Judith H. Germano ~ Founder, GermanoLaw LLC; Senior Fellow on Cybersecurity, and Adjunct Professor of Law, NYU School of Law;, Professor, NYU Masters in Cybersecurity Program
Keith F. Higgins ~ Ropes & Gray LLP
Nancy Kestenbaum ~ Covington & Burling LLP
Yumi Narita ~ Vice President of Investment Stewardship, BlackRock
Andrea Rose ~ Partner, Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher
James S. Turley ~ Retired Chairman & CEO, Ernst & Young (now EY)
Program Attorney(s)
Grace E. O'Hanlon ~ Senior Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute
New Jersey Groupcast Location

New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, One Constitution Square, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1520. 732-249-5100.

General credit information about this format appears below. For credit information specific to this program, please choose your jurisdiction(s) in the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page.


U.S. MCLE States

Alabama:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Alaska:  All PLI products can fulfill Alaska’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Arizona:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “interactive CLE” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive CLE programs.

Arkansas:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

California:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “participatory” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via participatory programs.

Colorado:  All PLI products can fulfill Colorado’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Connecticut: Effective January 1, 2017, all PLI products can fulfill Connecticut’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Delaware:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Florida:  All PLI products can fulfill Florida’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Georgia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Hawaii:  All PLI products can fulfill Hawaii’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Idaho:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Illinois:  All PLI products can fulfill Illinois' CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Indiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Iowa:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Kansas:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live programs.

Kentucky:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Louisiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Maine:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Minnesota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Mississippi:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

Missouri:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Montana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Nebraska:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Nevada:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

New Hampshire:  All PLI products can fulfill New Hampshire’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

New Jersey:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “alternative verifiable learning formats” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of alternative verifiable learning formats per reporting period.

New Mexico:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

New York

Experienced Attorneys:  All PLI products can fulfill New York’s CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Newly Admitted Attorneys:  PLI’s transitional live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can be used to fulfill the requirements for New York newly admitted attorneys. Ethics credit, professional practice credit, and law practice management credit may be earned via transitional live groupcasts. Skills credits may not be earned via live groupcasts.

North Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

North Dakota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Ohio:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Oklahoma:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Oregon:  All PLI products can fulfill Oregon’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Pennsylvania:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Puerto Rico:  All PLI products can fulfill Puerto Rico’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Rhode Island:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

South Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Tennessee:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Texas:  All PLI products can fulfill Texas’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Utah:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Vermont:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Virgin Islands:  All PLI products can fulfill the Virgin Islands’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Virginia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live interactive programs.

Washington:  All PLI products can fulfill Washington’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

West Virginia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Wisconsin:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Wyoming:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.


CPD Jurisdictions

British Columbia (CPD-BC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “real-time” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via real-time programs.

Ontario (CPD-ON):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive programs.

Quebec (CPD-QC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill Quebec’s CPD requirements.

Hong Kong (CPD-HK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of points an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

United Kingdom (CPD-UK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill the United Kingdom’s CPD requirements.

Australia (CPD-AUS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Australia’s CPD requirements. Credit limits for live groupcasts vary according to jurisdiction. Please refer to your jurisdiction’s CPD information page for specifics.

Alberta (CPD-ALBERTA):  All PLI products can fulfill Alberta’s CPD requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Dubai (CLPD-DUBAI):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CLPD credit requirements.


Other Credit Types

CPE Credit (NASBA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as the “Group-Live” delivery method. Please check the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page to verify CPE credit availability.

IRS Continuing Education (IRS-CE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill IRS-CE requirements. To request IRS-CE credit, please notify PLI at plicredits@pli.edu of your request and include your Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN).

Certified Fraud Examiner CPE:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Certified Fraud Examiner CPE requirements. To request CPE credit or find out which programs offer CPE, please contact PLI at plicredits@pli.edu.

IAPP Continuing Privacy Credit (CPE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Privacy CPE credit requirements.

HR Recertification (HRCI):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill HR credit requirements.

SHRM Recertification (SHRM):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as "instructor-led" credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an SHRM professional can earn via instructor-led programs.

Compliance Certification Board (CCB):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” training events. There is no limit to the number of credits a candidate or certification holder can earn via live groupcasts.

Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (CAMS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CAMS credit requirements.

New York State Social Worker Continuing Education (SW CPE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill SW CPE credit requirements.

American Bankers Association Professional Certification (ABA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill ABA credit requirements.

Certified Financial Planners (CFP):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CFP credit requirements.

 

Why You Should Attend

New expectations and responsibilities are being placed on boards in critical areas of governance, including disclosure, oversight of complex operational issues, risk management, board succession, audit committee oversight, executive compensation, and responsiveness to and communication with investors pressing different concerns. In addition, in years past the Dodd-Frank Act, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other anti-bribery laws have put new requirements on companies and on boards. Looking forward, what changes can boards expect to face? At this renowned Institute, leading corporate governance experts — directors, government officials, corporate counsel, and academics — will share their perspectives on the fast-changing regulatory environment, the new competing pressures and expectations being placed on boards, and needed steps boards will want to consider.

What You Will Learn  

  • The evolving role of Audit Committees
  • Developing a playbook: how to handle cybersecurity incidents when they happen
  • Trends in Criminal and Regulatory Enforcement – A Candid Conversation with Top Current and Former Officials
  • The growing importance of ESG – Where does it fit in, and what is the board’s role?
  • Shareholder Engagement, Virtual Meetings and Other Key Governance Developments
  • Crisis Management - What should boards do to prepare, and how should they react to different types of crises?

Special Feature

Featured Speaker: Luke Dembosky

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for those sitting in the boardroom, in addition to experienced corporate and securities attorneys with responsibility for advising officers, directors and other senior company officials on their governance matters and issues.

 

Program Level: Update

Intended Audience: This program is designed for those sitting in the boardroom, in addition to experienced corporate and securities attorneys with responsibility for advising officers, directors and other senior company officials on their governance matters and issues.

Prerequisites: A background in governance issues.

Advanced Preparation: None 


PLI Group Discounts

Groups of 4-14 from the same organization, all registering at the same time, for a PLI program scheduled for presentation at the same site, are entitled to receive a group discount. For further discount information, please contact membership@pli.edu or call (800) 260-4PLI.

PLI Can Arrange Group Viewing to Your Firm

Contact the Groupcasts Department via email at groupcasts@pli.edu for more details.

Cancellations

All cancellations received 3 business days prior to the program will be refunded 100%. If you do not cancel within the allotted time period, payment is due in full. You may substitute another individual to attend the program at any time.

9:00 Featured Speaker: Luke Dembosky

Please note, credit is not offered for this segment.



9:30 Audit Committees: The Evolving Role
  • Auditor Independence … updates and 2018 proxy season highlights
  • New Accounting Standards, including revenue recognition
  • Cybersecurity Risk Oversight…What should the Audit Committee focus on?
  • New Auditor’s Report, including Critical Audit Matters (CAMs)
  • What else does the SEC accounting staff have in store for public companies?
  • PCAOB Inspections
(CPE Field of Study: Auditing)
(CFE Field of Study: Fraud)
(IAPP Privacy credit for Privacy Professionals)

Moderator: Lori Zyskowski
Speakers: Giles Cohen, Cynthia M. Fornelli, James S. Turley

10:30 Networking Break

10:45 Cybersecurity and Boards: Understanding the Director’s Role
  • Overview of board’s role in overseeing cybersecurity preparedness
  • Case law developments involving boards and cyber security
  • Developing a playbook: how to handle cybersecurity incidents when they happen
  • Disclosure and governance considerations, regulatory and civil liability concerns, related to cybersecurity
(IAPP Privacy credit for Privacy Professionals)
(CFE Field of Study: Fraud)

Moderator: Luke Dembosky
Speakers: Prof. Judith H. Germano, Keith F. Higgins



11:45 Trends in Criminal and Regulatory Enforcement – A Candid Conversation with Top Current and Former Officials
  • What is the current focus of criminal and regulatory authorities, including the DOJ, SEC and NYSE?
  • What do prosecutors and regulators look for when investigating corporate misconduct?
  • What do they expect from boards of companies where there has been corporate misconduct
  •  What do prosecutors and regulators want to see from companies facing crises
(CFE Field of Study: Fraud)

Moderator: Joon H. Kim
Speakers: Anthony J. Albanese, Corinne Elise Amato, Marc P. Berger, Jason Cowley



12:45 Networking Break (attendees will be provided with lunch)

1:00 The Growing Importance of ESG – Where Does It Fit In, and What is the Board’s Role?
  • The ESG tug of war: Assessing competing environmental, social and governance interests and stakeholders
  • Integrating ESG perspective into the long-term strategy -- is it even an appropriate focus?
  • Will the Department of Labor guidance dampen investment manager focus on ESG?
  • Where to focus ESG efforts to get the most mileage out of company resources
  • Evaluation of the company and the board on ESG efforts (who is conducting the evaluation?)

Speakers: George David Banks, Yumi Narita



2:00 Networking Break

2:15 Shareholder Engagement, Virtual Meetings and Other Key Governance Developments
  • Shareholder engagement - trends, investor expectations and best practices
  • The Board’s role in shareholder engagement
  • Board refreshment, composition and other key governance trends Directors need to know about
  • Virtual meetings and other annual meeting developments - key considerations

Moderator: Lillian Brown
Speakers: Ken Bertsch, Leslie A. Brun, Margaret M. Foran



3:15 Networking Break

3:30 Crisis Management - What Should Boards Do to Prepare, and How Should They React to Different Types of Crises?
  • What are a board’s responsibilities and duties in a corporate crisis? 
  • Developing a playbook, and the importance of tabletop exercises
  • #Me too — setting the proper tone and moving from #not yet to #times up
  • How to use, and react to, social media
  • Managing product liability problems

Moderator: Louise M. Parent
Speakers: Sheila L. Birnbaum, Nancy Kestenbaum, Andrea Rose



5:00 Adjourn

Co-Chair(s)
Mark J. Gentile ~ Richards, Layton & Finger, PA
Keir D. Gumbs ~ Covington & Burling LLP
Jeffrey D. Karpf ~ Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Moderator(s)
Lillian Brown ~ Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
Luke Dembosky ~ Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Joon H. Kim ~ Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Louise M. Parent ~ Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Lori Zyskowski ~ Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Speaker(s)
Anthony J. Albanese ~ Chief Regulatory Officer, New York Stock Exchange
Corinne Elise Amato ~ Prickett, Jones & Elliott, PA
George David Banks ~ Executive Vice President, American Council for Capital Formation;, Executive Director, Main Street Investors Coalition
Marc P. Berger ~ Regional Director, New York Regional Office, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Ken Bertsch ~ Executive Director, Council of Institutional Investors
Sheila L. Birnbaum ~ Dechert LLP
Leslie A. Brun ~ Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Sarr Group, LLC
Giles Cohen ~ Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of the Chief Accountant, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Jason Cowley ~ Co-Chief, Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force, United States Attorney's Office, Southern District of New York
Margaret M. Foran ~ Chief Governance Officer, Senior Vice President and Corporate Secretary, Prudential Financial, Inc.
Cynthia M. Fornelli ~ Executive Director, Center for Audit Quality
Prof. Judith H. Germano ~ Founder, GermanoLaw LLC; Senior Fellow on Cybersecurity, and Adjunct Professor of Law, NYU School of Law;, Professor, NYU Masters in Cybersecurity Program
Keith F. Higgins ~ Ropes & Gray LLP
Nancy Kestenbaum ~ Covington & Burling LLP
Yumi Narita ~ Vice President of Investment Stewardship, BlackRock
Andrea Rose ~ Partner, Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher
James S. Turley ~ Retired Chairman & CEO, Ernst & Young (now EY)
Program Attorney(s)
Grace E. O'Hanlon ~ Senior Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute

Pittsburgh Groupcast Location

Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Professional Development Conference Center, 339 Sixth Avenue, Suite 760, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222-2517. (412) 802-2300. Click Here for Directions

General credit information about this format appears below. For credit information specific to this program, please choose your jurisdiction(s) in the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page.


U.S. MCLE States

Alabama:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Alaska:  All PLI products can fulfill Alaska’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Arizona:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “interactive CLE” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive CLE programs.

Arkansas:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

California:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “participatory” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via participatory programs.

Colorado:  All PLI products can fulfill Colorado’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Connecticut: Effective January 1, 2017, all PLI products can fulfill Connecticut’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Delaware:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Florida:  All PLI products can fulfill Florida’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Georgia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Hawaii:  All PLI products can fulfill Hawaii’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Idaho:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Illinois:  All PLI products can fulfill Illinois' CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Indiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Iowa:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Kansas:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live programs.

Kentucky:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Louisiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Maine:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Minnesota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Mississippi:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

Missouri:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Montana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Nebraska:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Nevada:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

New Hampshire:  All PLI products can fulfill New Hampshire’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

New Jersey:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “alternative verifiable learning formats” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of alternative verifiable learning formats per reporting period.

New Mexico:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

New York

Experienced Attorneys:  All PLI products can fulfill New York’s CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Newly Admitted Attorneys:  PLI’s transitional live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can be used to fulfill the requirements for New York newly admitted attorneys. Ethics credit, professional practice credit, and law practice management credit may be earned via transitional live groupcasts. Skills credits may not be earned via live groupcasts.

North Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

North Dakota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Ohio:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Oklahoma:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Oregon:  All PLI products can fulfill Oregon’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Pennsylvania:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Puerto Rico:  All PLI products can fulfill Puerto Rico’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Rhode Island:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

South Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Tennessee:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Texas:  All PLI products can fulfill Texas’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Utah:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Vermont:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Virgin Islands:  All PLI products can fulfill the Virgin Islands’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Virginia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live interactive programs.

Washington:  All PLI products can fulfill Washington’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

West Virginia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Wisconsin:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Wyoming:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.


CPD Jurisdictions

British Columbia (CPD-BC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “real-time” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via real-time programs.

Ontario (CPD-ON):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive programs.

Quebec (CPD-QC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill Quebec’s CPD requirements.

Hong Kong (CPD-HK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of points an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

United Kingdom (CPD-UK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill the United Kingdom’s CPD requirements.

Australia (CPD-AUS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Australia’s CPD requirements. Credit limits for live groupcasts vary according to jurisdiction. Please refer to your jurisdiction’s CPD information page for specifics.

Alberta (CPD-ALBERTA):  All PLI products can fulfill Alberta’s CPD requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Dubai (CLPD-DUBAI):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CLPD credit requirements.


Other Credit Types

CPE Credit (NASBA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as the “Group-Live” delivery method. Please check the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page to verify CPE credit availability.

IRS Continuing Education (IRS-CE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill IRS-CE requirements. To request IRS-CE credit, please notify PLI at plicredits@pli.edu of your request and include your Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN).

Certified Fraud Examiner CPE:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Certified Fraud Examiner CPE requirements. To request CPE credit or find out which programs offer CPE, please contact PLI at plicredits@pli.edu.

IAPP Continuing Privacy Credit (CPE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Privacy CPE credit requirements.

HR Recertification (HRCI):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill HR credit requirements.

SHRM Recertification (SHRM):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as "instructor-led" credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an SHRM professional can earn via instructor-led programs.

Compliance Certification Board (CCB):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” training events. There is no limit to the number of credits a candidate or certification holder can earn via live groupcasts.

Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (CAMS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CAMS credit requirements.

New York State Social Worker Continuing Education (SW CPE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill SW CPE credit requirements.

American Bankers Association Professional Certification (ABA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill ABA credit requirements.

Certified Financial Planners (CFP):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CFP credit requirements.

 

Why You Should Attend

New expectations and responsibilities are being placed on boards in critical areas of governance, including disclosure, oversight of complex operational issues, risk management, board succession, audit committee oversight, executive compensation, and responsiveness to and communication with investors pressing different concerns. In addition, in years past the Dodd-Frank Act, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other anti-bribery laws have put new requirements on companies and on boards. Looking forward, what changes can boards expect to face? At this renowned Institute, leading corporate governance experts — directors, government officials, corporate counsel, and academics — will share their perspectives on the fast-changing regulatory environment, the new competing pressures and expectations being placed on boards, and needed steps boards will want to consider.

What You Will Learn  

  • The evolving role of Audit Committees
  • Developing a playbook: how to handle cybersecurity incidents when they happen
  • Trends in Criminal and Regulatory Enforcement – A Candid Conversation with Top Current and Former Officials
  • The growing importance of ESG – Where does it fit in, and what is the board’s role?
  • Shareholder Engagement, Virtual Meetings and Other Key Governance Developments
  • Crisis Management - What should boards do to prepare, and how should they react to different types of crises?

Special Feature

Featured Speaker: Luke Dembosky

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for those sitting in the boardroom, in addition to experienced corporate and securities attorneys with responsibility for advising officers, directors and other senior company officials on their governance matters and issues.

 

Program Level: Update

Intended Audience: This program is designed for those sitting in the boardroom, in addition to experienced corporate and securities attorneys with responsibility for advising officers, directors and other senior company officials on their governance matters and issues.

Prerequisites: A background in governance issues.

Advanced Preparation: None 


PLI Group Discounts

Groups of 4-14 from the same organization, all registering at the same time, for a PLI program scheduled for presentation at the same site, are entitled to receive a group discount. For further discount information, please contact membership@pli.edu or call (800) 260-4PLI.

PLI Can Arrange Group Viewing to Your Firm

Contact the Groupcasts Department via email at groupcasts@pli.edu for more details.

Cancellations

All cancellations received 3 business days prior to the program will be refunded 100%. If you do not cancel within the allotted time period, payment is due in full. You may substitute another individual to attend the program at any time.

9:00 Featured Speaker: Luke Dembosky

Please note, credit is not offered for this segment.



9:30 Audit Committees: The Evolving Role
  • Auditor Independence … updates and 2018 proxy season highlights
  • New Accounting Standards, including revenue recognition
  • Cybersecurity Risk Oversight…What should the Audit Committee focus on?
  • New Auditor’s Report, including Critical Audit Matters (CAMs)
  • What else does the SEC accounting staff have in store for public companies?
  • PCAOB Inspections
(CPE Field of Study: Auditing)
(CFE Field of Study: Fraud)
(IAPP Privacy credit for Privacy Professionals)

Moderator: Lori Zyskowski
Speakers: Giles Cohen, Cynthia M. Fornelli, James S. Turley

10:30 Networking Break

10:45 Cybersecurity and Boards: Understanding the Director’s Role
  • Overview of board’s role in overseeing cybersecurity preparedness
  • Case law developments involving boards and cyber security
  • Developing a playbook: how to handle cybersecurity incidents when they happen
  • Disclosure and governance considerations, regulatory and civil liability concerns, related to cybersecurity
(IAPP Privacy credit for Privacy Professionals)
(CFE Field of Study: Fraud)

Moderator: Luke Dembosky
Speakers: Prof. Judith H. Germano, Keith F. Higgins



11:45 Trends in Criminal and Regulatory Enforcement – A Candid Conversation with Top Current and Former Officials
  • What is the current focus of criminal and regulatory authorities, including the DOJ, SEC and NYSE?
  • What do prosecutors and regulators look for when investigating corporate misconduct?
  • What do they expect from boards of companies where there has been corporate misconduct
  •  What do prosecutors and regulators want to see from companies facing crises
(CFE Field of Study: Fraud)

Moderator: Joon H. Kim
Speakers: Anthony J. Albanese, Corinne Elise Amato, Marc P. Berger, Jason Cowley



12:45 Networking Break (attendees will be provided with lunch)

1:00 The Growing Importance of ESG – Where Does It Fit In, and What is the Board’s Role?
  • The ESG tug of war: Assessing competing environmental, social and governance interests and stakeholders
  • Integrating ESG perspective into the long-term strategy -- is it even an appropriate focus?
  • Will the Department of Labor guidance dampen investment manager focus on ESG?
  • Where to focus ESG efforts to get the most mileage out of company resources
  • Evaluation of the company and the board on ESG efforts (who is conducting the evaluation?)

Speakers: George David Banks, Yumi Narita



2:00 Networking Break

2:15 Shareholder Engagement, Virtual Meetings and Other Key Governance Developments
  • Shareholder engagement - trends, investor expectations and best practices
  • The Board’s role in shareholder engagement
  • Board refreshment, composition and other key governance trends Directors need to know about
  • Virtual meetings and other annual meeting developments - key considerations

Moderator: Lillian Brown
Speakers: Ken Bertsch, Leslie A. Brun, Margaret M. Foran



3:15 Networking Break

3:30 Crisis Management - What Should Boards Do to Prepare, and How Should They React to Different Types of Crises?
  • What are a board’s responsibilities and duties in a corporate crisis? 
  • Developing a playbook, and the importance of tabletop exercises
  • #Me too — setting the proper tone and moving from #not yet to #times up
  • How to use, and react to, social media
  • Managing product liability problems

Moderator: Louise M. Parent
Speakers: Sheila L. Birnbaum, Nancy Kestenbaum, Andrea Rose



5:00 Adjourn

Co-Chair(s)
Mark J. Gentile ~ Richards, Layton & Finger, PA
Keir D. Gumbs ~ Covington & Burling LLP
Jeffrey D. Karpf ~ Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Moderator(s)
Lillian Brown ~ Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
Luke Dembosky ~ Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Joon H. Kim ~ Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Louise M. Parent ~ Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Lori Zyskowski ~ Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Speaker(s)
Anthony J. Albanese ~ Chief Regulatory Officer, New York Stock Exchange
Corinne Elise Amato ~ Prickett, Jones & Elliott, PA
George David Banks ~ Executive Vice President, American Council for Capital Formation;, Executive Director, Main Street Investors Coalition
Marc P. Berger ~ Regional Director, New York Regional Office, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Ken Bertsch ~ Executive Director, Council of Institutional Investors
Sheila L. Birnbaum ~ Dechert LLP
Leslie A. Brun ~ Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Sarr Group, LLC
Giles Cohen ~ Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of the Chief Accountant, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Jason Cowley ~ Co-Chief, Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force, United States Attorney's Office, Southern District of New York
Margaret M. Foran ~ Chief Governance Officer, Senior Vice President and Corporate Secretary, Prudential Financial, Inc.
Cynthia M. Fornelli ~ Executive Director, Center for Audit Quality
Prof. Judith H. Germano ~ Founder, GermanoLaw LLC; Senior Fellow on Cybersecurity, and Adjunct Professor of Law, NYU School of Law;, Professor, NYU Masters in Cybersecurity Program
Keith F. Higgins ~ Ropes & Gray LLP
Nancy Kestenbaum ~ Covington & Burling LLP
Yumi Narita ~ Vice President of Investment Stewardship, BlackRock
Andrea Rose ~ Partner, Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher
James S. Turley ~ Retired Chairman & CEO, Ernst & Young (now EY)
Program Attorney(s)
Grace E. O'Hanlon ~ Senior Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute
Atlanta Groupcast Location

Atlanta Bar Association, 400 International Tower, 229 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta, GA 30303-1601. (404) 521-0781.

General credit information about this format appears below. For credit information specific to this program, please choose your jurisdiction(s) in the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page.


U.S. MCLE States

Alabama:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Alaska:  All PLI products can fulfill Alaska’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Arizona:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “interactive CLE” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive CLE programs.

Arkansas:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

California:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “participatory” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via participatory programs.

Colorado:  All PLI products can fulfill Colorado’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Connecticut: Effective January 1, 2017, all PLI products can fulfill Connecticut’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Delaware:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Florida:  All PLI products can fulfill Florida’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Georgia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Hawaii:  All PLI products can fulfill Hawaii’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Idaho:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Illinois:  All PLI products can fulfill Illinois' CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Indiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Iowa:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Kansas:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live programs.

Kentucky:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Louisiana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Maine:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Minnesota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Mississippi:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

Missouri:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Montana:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Nebraska:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Nevada:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

New Hampshire:  All PLI products can fulfill New Hampshire’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

New Jersey:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “alternative verifiable learning formats” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of alternative verifiable learning formats per reporting period.

New Mexico:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

New York

Experienced Attorneys:  All PLI products can fulfill New York’s CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Newly Admitted Attorneys:  PLI’s transitional live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can be used to fulfill the requirements for New York newly admitted attorneys. Ethics credit, professional practice credit, and law practice management credit may be earned via transitional live groupcasts. Skills credits may not be earned via live groupcasts.

North Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

North Dakota:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Ohio:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Oklahoma:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Oregon:  All PLI products can fulfill Oregon’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Pennsylvania:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Puerto Rico:  All PLI products can fulfill Puerto Rico’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Rhode Island:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

South Carolina:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Tennessee:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Texas:  All PLI products can fulfill Texas’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Utah:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Vermont:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Virgin Islands:  All PLI products can fulfill the Virgin Islands’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Virginia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live interactive programs.

Washington:  All PLI products can fulfill Washington’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

West Virginia:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Wisconsin:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

Wyoming:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.


CPD Jurisdictions

British Columbia (CPD-BC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “real-time” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via real-time programs.

Ontario (CPD-ON):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “interactive” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive programs.

Quebec (CPD-QC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill Quebec’s CPD requirements.

Hong Kong (CPD-HK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” credit. There is no limit to the number of points an attorney can earn via live groupcasts.

United Kingdom (CPD-UK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill the United Kingdom’s CPD requirements.

Australia (CPD-AUS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Australia’s CPD requirements. Credit limits for live groupcasts vary according to jurisdiction. Please refer to your jurisdiction’s CPD information page for specifics.

Alberta (CPD-ALBERTA):  All PLI products can fulfill Alberta’s CPD requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Dubai (CLPD-DUBAI):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CLPD credit requirements.


Other Credit Types

CPE Credit (NASBA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as the “Group-Live” delivery method. Please check the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page to verify CPE credit availability.

IRS Continuing Education (IRS-CE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill IRS-CE requirements. To request IRS-CE credit, please notify PLI at plicredits@pli.edu of your request and include your Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN).

Certified Fraud Examiner CPE:  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Certified Fraud Examiner CPE requirements. To request CPE credit or find out which programs offer CPE, please contact PLI at plicredits@pli.edu.

IAPP Continuing Privacy Credit (CPE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill Privacy CPE credit requirements.

HR Recertification (HRCI):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill HR credit requirements.

SHRM Recertification (SHRM):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as "instructor-led" credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an SHRM professional can earn via instructor-led programs.

Compliance Certification Board (CCB):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) qualify as “live” training events. There is no limit to the number of credits a candidate or certification holder can earn via live groupcasts.

Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (CAMS):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CAMS credit requirements.

New York State Social Worker Continuing Education (SW CPE):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill SW CPE credit requirements.

American Bankers Association Professional Certification (ABA):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill ABA credit requirements.

Certified Financial Planners (CFP):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CFP credit requirements.

 

Why You Should Attend

New expectations and responsibilities are being placed on boards in critical areas of governance, including disclosure, oversight of complex operational issues, risk management, board succession, audit committee oversight, executive compensation, and responsiveness to and communication with investors pressing different concerns. In addition, in years past the Dodd-Frank Act, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other anti-bribery laws have put new requirements on companies and on boards. Looking forward, what changes can boards expect to face? At this renowned Institute, leading corporate governance experts — directors, government officials, corporate counsel, and academics — will share their perspectives on the fast-changing regulatory environment, the new competing pressures and expectations being placed on boards, and needed steps boards will want to consider.

What You Will Learn  

  • The evolving role of Audit Committees
  • Developing a playbook: how to handle cybersecurity incidents when they happen
  • Trends in Criminal and Regulatory Enforcement – A Candid Conversation with Top Current and Former Officials
  • The growing importance of ESG – Where does it fit in, and what is the board’s role?
  • Shareholder Engagement, Virtual Meetings and Other Key Governance Developments
  • Crisis Management - What should boards do to prepare, and how should they react to different types of crises?

Special Feature

Featured Speaker: Luke Dembosky

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for those sitting in the boardroom, in addition to experienced corporate and securities attorneys with responsibility for advising officers, directors and other senior company officials on their governance matters and issues.

 

Program Level: Update

Intended Audience: This program is designed for those sitting in the boardroom, in addition to experienced corporate and securities attorneys with responsibility for advising officers, directors and other senior company officials on their governance matters and issues.

Prerequisites: A background in governance issues.

Advanced Preparation: None 


PLI Group Discounts

Groups of 4-14 from the same organization, all registering at the same time, for a PLI program scheduled for presentation at the same site, are entitled to receive a group discount. For further discount information, please contact membership@pli.edu or call (800) 260-4PLI.

PLI Can Arrange Group Viewing to Your Firm

Contact the Groupcasts Department via email at groupcasts@pli.edu for more details.

Cancellations

All cancellations received 3 business days prior to the program will be refunded 100%. If you do not cancel within the allotted time period, payment is due in full. You may substitute another individual to attend the program at any time.

9:00 Featured Speaker: Luke Dembosky

Please note, credit is not offered for this segment.



9:30 Audit Committees: The Evolving Role
  • Auditor Independence … updates and 2018 proxy season highlights
  • New Accounting Standards, including revenue recognition
  • Cybersecurity Risk Oversight…What should the Audit Committee focus on?
  • New Auditor’s Report, including Critical Audit Matters (CAMs)
  • What else does the SEC accounting staff have in store for public companies?
  • PCAOB Inspections
(CPE Field of Study: Auditing)
(CFE Field of Study: Fraud)
(IAPP Privacy credit for Privacy Professionals)

Moderator: Lori Zyskowski
Speakers: Giles Cohen, Cynthia M. Fornelli, James S. Turley

10:30 Networking Break

10:45 Cybersecurity and Boards: Understanding the Director’s Role
  • Overview of board’s role in overseeing cybersecurity preparedness
  • Case law developments involving boards and cyber security
  • Developing a playbook: how to handle cybersecurity incidents when they happen
  • Disclosure and governance considerations, regulatory and civil liability concerns, related to cybersecurity
(IAPP Privacy credit for Privacy Professionals)
(CFE Field of Study: Fraud)

Moderator: Luke Dembosky
Speakers: Prof. Judith H. Germano, Keith F. Higgins



11:45 Trends in Criminal and Regulatory Enforcement – A Candid Conversation with Top Current and Former Officials
  • What is the current focus of criminal and regulatory authorities, including the DOJ, SEC and NYSE?
  • What do prosecutors and regulators look for when investigating corporate misconduct?
  • What do they expect from boards of companies where there has been corporate misconduct
  •  What do prosecutors and regulators want to see from companies facing crises
(CFE Field of Study: Fraud)

Moderator: Joon H. Kim
Speakers: Anthony J. Albanese, Corinne Elise Amato, Marc P. Berger, Jason Cowley



12:45 Networking Break (attendees will be provided with lunch)

1:00 The Growing Importance of ESG – Where Does It Fit In, and What is the Board’s Role?
  • The ESG tug of war: Assessing competing environmental, social and governance interests and stakeholders
  • Integrating ESG perspective into the long-term strategy -- is it even an appropriate focus?
  • Will the Department of Labor guidance dampen investment manager focus on ESG?
  • Where to focus ESG efforts to get the most mileage out of company resources
  • Evaluation of the company and the board on ESG efforts (who is conducting the evaluation?)

Speakers: George David Banks, Yumi Narita



2:00 Networking Break

2:15 Shareholder Engagement, Virtual Meetings and Other Key Governance Developments
  • Shareholder engagement - trends, investor expectations and best practices
  • The Board’s role in shareholder engagement
  • Board refreshment, composition and other key governance trends Directors need to know about
  • Virtual meetings and other annual meeting developments - key considerations

Moderator: Lillian Brown
Speakers: Ken Bertsch, Leslie A. Brun, Margaret M. Foran



3:15 Networking Break

3:30 Crisis Management - What Should Boards Do to Prepare, and How Should They React to Different Types of Crises?
  • What are a board’s responsibilities and duties in a corporate crisis? 
  • Developing a playbook, and the importance of tabletop exercises
  • #Me too — setting the proper tone and moving from #not yet to #times up
  • How to use, and react to, social media
  • Managing product liability problems

Moderator: Louise M. Parent
Speakers: Sheila L. Birnbaum, Nancy Kestenbaum, Andrea Rose



5:00 Adjourn

Co-Chair(s)
Mark J. Gentile ~ Richards, Layton & Finger, PA
Keir D. Gumbs ~ Covington & Burling LLP
Jeffrey D. Karpf ~ Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Moderator(s)
Lillian Brown ~ Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
Luke Dembosky ~ Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Joon H. Kim ~ Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Louise M. Parent ~ Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Lori Zyskowski ~ Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Speaker(s)
Anthony J. Albanese ~ Chief Regulatory Officer, New York Stock Exchange
Corinne Elise Amato ~ Prickett, Jones & Elliott, PA
George David Banks ~ Executive Vice President, American Council for Capital Formation;, Executive Director, Main Street Investors Coalition
Marc P. Berger ~ Regional Director, New York Regional Office, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Ken Bertsch ~ Executive Director, Council of Institutional Investors
Sheila L. Birnbaum ~ Dechert LLP
Leslie A. Brun ~ Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Sarr Group, LLC
Giles Cohen ~ Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of the Chief Accountant, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Jason Cowley ~ Co-Chief, Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force, United States Attorney's Office, Southern District of New York
Margaret M. Foran ~ Chief Governance Officer, Senior Vice President and Corporate Secretary, Prudential Financial, Inc.
Cynthia M. Fornelli ~ Executive Director, Center for Audit Quality
Prof. Judith H. Germano ~ Founder, GermanoLaw LLC; Senior Fellow on Cybersecurity, and Adjunct Professor of Law, NYU School of Law;, Professor, NYU Masters in Cybersecurity Program
Keith F. Higgins ~ Ropes & Gray LLP
Nancy Kestenbaum ~ Covington & Burling LLP
Yumi Narita ~ Vice President of Investment Stewardship, BlackRock
Andrea Rose ~ Partner, Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher
James S. Turley ~ Retired Chairman & CEO, Ernst & Young (now EY)
Program Attorney(s)
Grace E. O'Hanlon ~ Senior Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute

Philadelphia Groupcast Location

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Philadelphia Groupcast Hotel Accommodations

Below is a list of hotel accommodations suggested by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute:

Marriott Residence Inn

Ritz Carlton

Loews Philadelphia

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

Hilton Garden Inn

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Quebec (CPD-QC):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill Quebec’s CPD requirements.

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United Kingdom (CPD-UK):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) can fulfill the United Kingdom’s CPD requirements.

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Dubai (CLPD-DUBAI):  PLI’s live groupcasts (i.e. live webcasts available for group viewing at co-sponsored locations) may fulfill CLPD credit requirements.


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