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Director/Attorney Privilege: Communications Are Not Always Confidential

The Delaware Court of Chancery recently found that certain communications between a special committee of the board and its lawyers had to be disclosed.

Articles | November 24, 2015

Easing the Myriad Burdens of the Bank Director

An examination of the regulatory burden unique to boards of financial institutions.

Articles | March 27, 2017

ADM Lead Director Donald E. Felsinger Named 2016 Director of the Year by National Association of Corporate Directors

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) announced today that the companys lead director, Donald E. Felsinger, was recently recognized as the 2016 Director of the Year by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD)a leading nonprofit membership organization for...

News | July 13, 2016

Securing the Director and Officers Liability Insurance Lifelines: What Every Director Needs to KnowBefore Entering Troubled Waters

In brief: Written by Ronit Berkovich and Paul Ferrillo of Weil, Gotshal & Manges for the Report of the NACD Blue Ribbon Commission on Director Liability, this document outlines key points every director should know about their D&O coverage.This resource can help your board:Determine if direc...

Samples and Templates, Research | December 1, 2013

Report of the NACD Blue Ribbon Commission on The Effective Lead Director

The importance of the lead director role is obvious from its namea director who leads fellow board members who, in turn, comprise the corporations highest decision-making authority. Just as a chief executive leads a corporation, the lead director leads the work of the independent directors. This rep...

Research | October 1, 2011

Diversified Search Managing Director Named President of The National Association of Corporate Directors, Florida Chapter

Diversified Search Managing Director Lauren E. Smith has been named President of The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Florida Chapter. The NACD Florida Chapter was established by National Association of Corporate Directors in 2005 to create a local, cross-industry peer-to-peer dire...

News | June 9, 2016

Raising the Bar on Director Performance New NACD Program Outlines 5 Keys to Success

The bar for director performance has been raised. A volatile economic environment, increased regulatory scrutiny, impending cybersecurity threats, and shareholder activism have all shifted the expectations for what should happen in the boardroom. Responding to those growing expectations for director...

Blogs | July 27, 2015

The Legacy of the Disney Decision: Significant Recent Delaware Cases Relating to Director Liability

In brief: Delaware judges have tackled a variety of issues impacting director liability in the last decade. This document, which originally appeared in the Report of the NACD Blue Ribbon Commission on Director Liability: Myths, Realities, and Prevention, summarizes landmark decisions in the areas of...

Samples and Templates, Research | December 1, 2013

Want to be a corporate director? Understand the differences between private and public company boards

On Dec. 7, I spoke about the path to becoming an independent director of a private or public company at a National Association of Corporate Directors conference. An independent director is one who meets the definition of independence, which means that the individual is not an employee of the company...

News | December 17, 2015

Dun & Bradstreet Congratulates Board Chairman Christopher Coughlin; Named "Director of the Year"

SHORT HILLS, N.J., Dec. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE: DNB) Chairman of the Board, Christopher Coughlin, will be honored later this evening by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) as Director of the Year.

News | December 3, 2015