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Delaware Law Issues Update

November 18 - November 19, 2015
Hotel du Pont, Wilmington, Delaware
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The Society and the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at the University of Delaware, in partnership with the State of Delaware and the ABA Business Law Section Corporate Governance Committee are pleased to sponsor Delaware Law Issues Update. This program will focus on Delaware Corporate law and governance issues essential to corporate secretaries, in-house counsel, outside counsel and governance professionals who advise boards. The program will cover recent developments and emerging issues in Delaware law and presenters will give best practice advice on how to avoid litigation or bad outcomes as well as focus on proactive steps that shoul dbe taken by those who regularly advise boards of directors.

New this year! This year's program will include a proxy season update and practical advice on preparing for the 2016 proxy season, as well as a panel on legal ethics in corporate governance. In addition to substantive CLE credits, ethics CLE credits will also be available.

The conference will feature seven current and former members of the Delaware Supreme Court and the Court - a great opportunity to hear directly from this outstanding and influential judicial group. The conference will also feature plaintiffs' and defense counsel, general counsel, corporate secretaries, investors and other board advisors. 

The conference will feature a luncheon Q&A with Chancellor Andre Bouchard, and an opening address by Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster. There will be a networking cocktail reception sponsored by the State of Delaware and a dinner. Panels include:

» Issues Relating to Recent Shareholder Activism
» M&A and Advising the Board
» Hot Issues in Corporate Governance & Preparing for the 2016 Proxy Season
» Legal Ethics Issues in Corporate Governance
» The Changing Delaware Landscape for Bylaws and Dispute Resolution

Who Should Attend:
Corporate secretaries, in-house and outside counsel, and governance professionals, investors and consultants. While the program will focus on Delaware corporate law, it will be highly relevant even if you are not a Delaware Practitioner or from a Delaware corporation as Delaware law is highly influential on corporate and governance practices throughout the country.

Continuing Legal Education Credits:
Many states regularly grant continuing legal education credits to attendees of Society programs. The Society will file for CLE credits based on the information registrants include on their registration forms. Please be advised that CLE approval notices are not always received prior to the conference.

Hotel Accommodations:
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hotel du Pont. To reserve, call hotel reservations at 302-594-3125 or 800-441-9010 and reference the Issues Update Seminar to receive the special group rate of $189 per night. The hotel will honor the rate November 16-19 based on availability. The room block expires on October 26.  Any reservation requests after October 26 will be based upon availability of space and rate.

Hotel Address:
Hotel du Pont
42 W. 11th Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
302-594-3100 (phone)

Program Partners

State of DelawareState of Delaware

Delaware has been the premier state of formation for business entities since the early 1900s. Today, more than one million business entities have made Delaware their legal home. Although the number of entities organized in Delaware is impressive, even more important is the fact that so many large and important corporations whose shares are listed on major stock exchanges are incorporated in Delaware. Indeed, more than 60 percent of the Fortune 500 companies are incorporated in Delaware. But organization in Delaware is not only for U.S. entities—companies around the world can take advantage of Delaware's benefits.
ABA Business Law Section Corporate Governance Committee

Program Sponsors

Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc

For corporations that are looking to simplify shareholder management, efficiently navigate regulatory and compliance requirements and gain further insights about their shareholders, Broadridge offers a uniquely flexible and customizable shareholder program. Broadridge's proven and trusted technology and service structure provides corporations the only single source solution for access to all shareholders, across a range of offerings - including comprehensive transfer agent solutions, data services, proxy processing and  annual meeting services. Broadridge provides issuers with the technology, data and expertise to capture inherent efficiencies and opportunities from their entire shareholder base.
Camberview Partners                                                                         

Camberview Partners is a boutique advisory firm that provides public companies with advice and expertise they need to succeed with their institutional investors. We help companies understand how investors make voting decisions, how they think about corporate governance issues, and how best to approach the decision makers responsible for these matters. We have helped our clients work proactively to avoid potential problems with their investors and proxy advisors, and to successfully navigate shareholder activism, contested merger situations, director elections, compensation matters and difficult shareholder proposals.
Corporation Service Company                                                        
Corporation Service Company® (CSC®) provides business, legal, and financial services to many of the world's largest companies, law firms and financial institutions. Founded more than a century ago, our company is dedicated to making business easier, less risky, and more profitable, wherever it's done. We offer a solution for every phase of the business life cycle. CSC supports the work of the corporate secretary and in-house law department with registered agent, entity management, matter management, electronic billing, compliance, and global subsidiary management solutions. 

Equilar provides proprietary executive data, custom research services and exclusive shareholder engagement tools. Its flagship products - Insight, BroadEdge, Engage, and Atlas - translate complex, unstructured data sets into valuable information to help executives, board members, and investors make the best decision possible. As the trusted data provider to 70% of the Fortune 500 and major institutional investors, Equilar helps companies accurately benchmark executive compensation, assess board composition, and manage pay for performance.

MacKenzie Partners     

MacKenzie Partners, Inc. is a full-service proxy solicitation, investor relations and corporate governance consulting firm specializing in mergers-and-acquisitions and proxy contest related transactions. The firm has offices in New York City, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, Washington, D.C. and London. MacKenzie's services include - in addition to traditional proxy solicitation - corporate governance consulting, securityholder solicitations, information agent services for tender and exchange offers, beneficial ownership identification, market surveillance and associated financial, investor and media relations services. We work in close partnership with our client's attorneys, investment bankers and other consultants, providing advice and counsel at each stage of the transaction.

Skadden, Arps, Slaate, Meagher & Flom LLP                          

Serving clients in every major international financial center, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and affiliates is one of the leading law firms in the world, with 23 offices and approximately 1,800 attorneys. Our diversified practice enables us to offer solutions to the most challenging legal issues in virtually every area of corporate law, providing the specific legal advice clients need to compete most effectively in a global business environment. 

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