Governance and Crisis Management: Experienced Voices on the Board's Role
2004 NYU Directors' Institute
Friday, May 21, 2004
Stern School of Business
Registration and Breakfast
Richard Revesz , Dean, NYU School of Law
9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m
Panel 1: The Larger Context
Dr. Henry Kaufman, President, Henry Kaufman & Co., Inc.
Dr. Gerald Rosenfeld, CEO Rothschild North America
Roy C. Smith, Langone Professor of Finance, Stern School of Business (Chair)
10:45 a.m. to 12:15:p.m.
Panel 2: Corporate Governance Committee: Leadership, Information Flows, Recruitment, Peer Review and Director Compensation
William R. Berkley, Chairman and CEO, W.R. Berkley Corporation
Lewis B. Kaden, Partner, Davis, Polk & Wardwell
Jack Krol, former President and CEO, EI DuPont de Nemours & Co. and Lead Director, Tyco International Ltd.
Martin Lipton, Esq., Senior Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
William T. Allen, Nusbaum Professor of Law and Business, NYU School of Law and Stern School of Business, and Director, NYU Center for Law & Business (Chair)
Luncheon with Keynote Address
Introduction: Thomas F. Cooley, Dean, Stern School of Business
Hon. Richard C. Breeden, former Chairman, U.S. Securiites and Exchange Commission, Chairman, Richard C. Breeden & Co.
1:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Corporate Crisis Management
Gershon Kekst, founder and President, Kekst and Company, Inc.
Linda Thomsen, Esq., Deputy Director, Division of Enforcement, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Raymond S. Troubh, Interim Chairman, Enron Corporation
Andrew N. Vollmer, Esq., Partner, Wilmer Cutler Pickering LLP (Chair)
3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Director Liability Concerns
Hon. Stephen P. Lamb, Vice Chancellor, Delaware Court of Chancery
Carolyn Rosenberg, Esq., Partner, Sachnoff & Weaver
Paul K. Rowe, Esq., Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Mark Schonfeld, Esq., Associate Director, NE Region, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
William T. Allen, Nusbaum Professor of Law and Business, NYU School of Law and Stern School of Business and Director, NYU Center for Law & Business (Chair)