Is Activism a Good Thing?
Do current governance practices make it too easy for an activist to step in and take over?
In this thought-provoking Governance Watch webcast, Doug Chia (The Conference Board Governance Center) interviews Arthur Kohn (Cleary Gottlieb), Neil Whoriskey (Cleary Gottlieb), Ken Bertsch (Council of Institutional Investors) and Prof. Charles Elson (Weinberg Center at the University of Delaware), four seasoned governance experts with widely differing views, on the connection between activist hedge funds and long-term corporate performance.
Tune in to hear the panel discuss and debate:
- Whether or not activists are good (or not-so-good) for US public companies
- The history of staggered boards
- The role staggered boards play in discouraging – or attracting – activists
- The impact activism has on short- and long-term corporate performance
This webcast is co-sponsored by Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, the Council of Institutional Investors (CII) and the Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at the University of Delaware.