NYU Stern

2006 NYU Directors' Institute
May 18, 2006
New York University
"The Board Today: Best Practices & Legal Responsibilities"
 


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Program:
WELCOME RECEPTION
6:30 p.m.

DINNER WITH KEYNOTE ADDRESS
7:15 p.m. Keynote Address
Laurence D. Fink, Chairman and CEO, BlackRock, Inc.
7:45 p.m. Dinner

May 19th, 2006


REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST
8:00 a.m.


WELCOMING REMARKS
8:45 a.m.
William R. Berkley, Chairman and CEO, W.R. Berkley Corp.

PANEL 1: THE CEO AND THE BOARD
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Chair: Martin Lipton, Senior Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Norman R. Augustine, retired Chairman and CEO, Lockheed Martin Corp.; Director, ConocoPhillips, Black & Decker Corp., Proctor & Gamble Co.
William R. Berkley, Chairman and CEO, W.R. Berkley Corp.
Harold McGraw III, Chairman, President and CEO, The McGraw-Hill Companies; Director, United Technologies,
ConocoPhillips

PANEL 2: CURRENT ISSUES IN THE WORK OF THE COMPENSATION COMMITTEE
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Chair: Linda E. Rappaport, Partner, Shearman & Sterling
Joseph E. Bachelder, Senior Partner, The Bachelder Firm
Kenneth G. Langone, Chairman and CEO, Invemed Assoc. L.L.C.; Co-founder and Lead Director, Home Depot; Director, Choicepoint, Yum! Brands, Inc.
David N. Swinford, Senior Managing Director, Pearl Meyer & Partners

LUNCH WITH KEYNOTE SPEAKER
12:15 P.M.
Lawrence A. Bossidy, Retired Chairman of Honeywell International Inc.

PANEL 3: DEVELOPMENTS IN THE GENERAL COUNSEL'S ROLE
1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Chair: Simon M. Lorne, Vice Chairman and Chief Legal Officer, Millennium Partners; former General Counsel, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Michael S. Helfer, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Citigroup
Giovanni Prezioso, Former General Counsel, Securities and Exchange Commission
William H. Trachsel, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, United Technologies Corp.
Wendell L. Willkie, II, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, MeadWestvaco



PANEL 4: DIRECTORS FIDUCIARY DUTY OF CARE: SEC AND JUDICIAL EXPECTATIONS, RISKS AND PROTECTIONS
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Chair: William T. Allen, Nusbaum Professor of Law and Business and Director, NYU Pollack Center for Law & Business
Arthur Fleischer Jr., Senior Partner, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson
Hon. Jack B. Jacobs, Justice, Delaware Supreme Court
Walter G. Ricciardi, Deputy Director, SEC Division of Enforcement
Carolyn H. Rosenberg, Partner, Sachnoff & Weaver