NACD - National Association of Corporate Directors

Thomas A. Cole

Thomas A. Cole is a partner in Sidley Austin’s Chicago office. He focuses his practice on public company mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance. In 2010 and 2013, he was named to the NACD Directorship 100, the annual list of the most influential people in the boardroom community. For five years ending in 1998 and beginning again in 2013, he has taught the seminar on corporate governance at the University of Chicago Law School and the same seminar at Harvard Law School in 2015. He is currently a member of the board of trustees of the University of Chicago. The views expressed herein are his personal opinions and not necessarily those of his firm. 

Entries by Thomas A. Cole

Advice for a First-Time Public Company CEO

September 17, 2015

What newly minted CEOs need to know to ensure continued success.