2014 All Hands Meeting
November 7th Main Session
Corporate & Regulatory Track Agenda
Privacy and Data Security Update
Jonathan Blavin & Rosemarie Ring
Munger Tolles & Olson LLP
An overview of the year’s most significant developments in privacy and data security law, including:
- The recent wave of Video Privacy Protection Act class actions brought against media companies based on disclosures to third party data analytics companies and social networking sites
- The legal, privacy, and data security implications of the evolving world of the Internet of Things and Big Data
- The state of play in the so-called email “scanning” class actions
- Data breach and class action settlements keep getting larger – what does this mean for insurance?
- What the EU’s right to be forgotten means for U.S. tech companies
Sharon Flanagan, Holly Gregory & Matthew Johnson
Sidley Austin LLP
A discussion of recent developments and hot topics in corporate governance and executive compensation, including:
- Understanding the institutional shareholder corporate governance reform wish list: majority voting, proxy access, universal proxy, one share/one vote, auditor disclosure and rotation, disclosure of corporate political and lobbying activity, disclosure on sustainability;
- Trends in shareholder activism and engagement;
- Trends in bylaw amendments;
- Compensation-related litigation and how to minimize those risks;
- Compensation disclosure innovations – getting beyond techniccal compliance;
- Compensation guidelines of institutional shareholders and advisors;
- Other hot topics: enhancing industry and other expertise on boards, board refreshment mechanisms, diversity, independent board leadership, developments in other countries that could impact governance in the U.S.
The Gathering Storm: The Use of the China Anti-Monopoly Law to Reset the Power Matrix in Intellectual Property Rights
H. Stephen Harris
Winston & Strawn LLP
As China's Anti-Monopoly Law and enforcement activities by agencies and courts develop, companies with valuable intellectual property must understand recent developments and ongoing investigations that raise the specter of a possibly expansive constraint on the exclusionary rights of patent holders, and possible applications of the AML that could devalue Standard Essential Patents. Steve has represented, and continues to represent, numerous leading high technology companies in dealing with existing and potential threats to the value of their core IP posed by this ongoing evolution in the authorities' application of the AML in the IP context.
Douglas Cogen & Mark Stevens
Fenwick & West LLP
Divestitures prove far more challenging than most acquisitions. This presentation will discuss the key issues and structural considerations involved in separating a business as well as practical approaches to efficiently navigating a divestiture transaction, managing multiple critical functions, avoiding surprises or roadblocks, and performing due diligence.
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: Managing and Minimizing Risks in the Global Business Environment
Thomas DiBiagio & Jeffrey Silk
Corporations who participate in United States capital markets are expected to conduct their global operations according to the highest ethical and legal standards. The United States Department of Justice has expressed this expectation through the aggressive international enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and anti-competition laws. These enforcement actions have resulted in the imposition of substantial criminal penalties, injury to corporate reputation and imprisonment for senior management. The government has indicated that the scope of this compliance obligation includes not only direct acts but also action taken by corporations through third-party agents and joint ventures. Drawing on his twelve years of experience as a federal prosecutor, Tom DiBiagio will provide a practical guide as to how companies can meet these expectations and manage the risks of conducting global operations. As a former federal agent involved in numerous intelligence and law enforcement operations in China, Hong Kong, Thailand and other areas, Jeff Silk will provide unique insights as to what companies can do to avoid missteps when operating in high risk regions. Both Tom and Jeff will conclude by outlining steps that should be taken as part of any due diligence on third-party agents, joint ventures and senior management hires.
Please Note: Program details are subject to change without notice