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February 25, 2020 12:00 PM ET [12:00] (New York) | (1 hr) | Time Zone Converter

What's the latest in shareholder activism? How did it start and where is it headed?

Join Paul Washington, Executive Director of The Conference Board ESG Center, as he hosts a panel of seasoned experts who will discuss the latest in shareholder activism, including:

  • The trend of long only investors acting more as an activist
  • Failed M&A as a catalyst for activism
  • Rise of index funds and what it means for activism
  • Convergence of social activism and shareholder activism  

This series is hosted in collaboration with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP.

Who Should Attend: Current and prospective board members of public and private companies; CEOs and other C-suite executives; general counsel; corporate secretaries; corporate attorneys; investors; corporate governance professionals

New York CLE credit will be available for live webcast participation. 

For New York CLE purposes, this course grants non-transitional credit. (Only New York CLE credit will be available for live webcast participation). Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an accredited provider of continuing legal education in the State of New York. 

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Earn 1 CPE credit
Business Law
Requirements : Attendees must be logged on for the duration of the webcast, participate in all interactive polls, and request credits via the on-screen form. Delivery Method: Group-Internet Based Program Level: Intermediate, Prerequisites: Bachelor’s degree or higher, Advanced Preparation: None


James Langston

James Langston
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

James E. Langston’s practice focuses on public and private merger and acquisition transactions.

He also provides advice regarding governance matters and the fiduciary duties of officers and directors to corporations and their boards.

In 2016, Law360 named Jim one of its &ldq...Full Bio

Peter Michelsen

Peter Michelsen
Head of Activism and Shareholder Advisory for the Americas
Goldman Sachs

Pete is head of the Activism and Shareholder Advisory practice in the Americas. He advises clients on a range of complex and contested shareholder matters, including those involving shareholder activism, hostile Mergers & Acquisitions, governance challenges, and complex environmental and soci...Full Bio

Sharon Stern

Sharon Stern
Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher

Sharon Stern provides strategic communications counsel to Boards of Directors and c-suite executives involved in transactions, reorganizations and other special situations. She also works with small-mid- and large-cap companies across sectors to help them put in place long-term corporate position...Full Bio

Paul Washington

Paul Washington (Moderator)
Executive Director, ESG Center
The Conference Board

Paul Washington is a recognized leader with a distinguished career in the ESG space. Before joining The Conference Board ESG Center, he served as Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary of Time Warner Inc. He also served as Chief of Staff for the company’...Full Bio

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