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2007 NYU Directors' Institute
Corporate Governance: State of the Art
Friday, May 4, 2007
New York University
 

Program:

REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST
8:00 a.m.

WELCOMING REMARKS
8:40 a.m.
William T. Allen, Director, NYU Pollack Center for Law & Business

OVERVIEW OF CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS
8:45 – 9:00 am
William R. Berkley, Chairman and CEO, W. R. Berkley Corp.

WHAT'S NEXT FOR THE ECONOMY?
9:00 – 9:30 am
Joseph S. Tracy, Executive Vice President and Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

CURRENT ISSUES IN CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
9:30 – 11:00 am
Chair: Martin Lipton, Senior Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Panelists: Marsha Johnson Evans, Former President and CEO, American Red Cross; Retired Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy; Director, Office Depot, Lehman Brothers Holdings, Weight Watchers Int’l
Michael Helfer, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Citigroup
Kenneth Langone, Chairman and CEO, Invemed Assoc. L.L.C.; Co-founder and Lead Director, Home Depot; Director, Choicepoint, Yum! Brands, Inc.

BREAK
11:00 – 11:15 am

CORPORATE CRISIS: DEALING WITH FINANCIAL RESTATEMENTS
11:15 am – 1:00 pm
Chair: Simon Lorne, Vice Chairman, Millennium Fund; Former General Counsel, Securities Exchange Commission
Panelists: J. Michael Cook, Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Deloitte & Touche LLP; Chairman, Audit Committee, Comcast and International Flavors & Fragrances; Member of the Board, Dow, Eli Lilly and Northrop Grumman
Robert Morvillo, Partner, Morvillo, Abramowitz, Grand, Iason & Silberberg
Michael Young, Partner, Willkie Farr & Gallagher

LUNCH WITH KEYNOTE: GOVERNANCE FROM A HEDGE FUND INVESTOR’S PERSPECTIVE
1:00 – 2:30 pm
Introduction: Thomas Cooley, Dean, Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Keynote: William Ackman, Managing Member, Pershing Square Capital Management

ASK MARTY LIPTON: AN OPPORTUNITY TO ASK WHATEVER YOU WISH ABOUT CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
2:30 – 3:45 pm
Martin Lipton, Senior Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

DIRECTOR FIDUCIARY DUTIES: EXPECTATIONS AND RISKS
3:45 – 5:00 pm
Chair: William T. Allen, Nusbaum Professor of Law and Business and Director, NYU Pollack Center for Law & Business
Panelists: Patrick McGurn, Executive Vice President/Special Counsel, Institutional Shareholder Services
Donald F. Parsons, Jr., Vice Chancellor, Delaware Court of Chancery
Walter G. Ricciardi, Deputy Director, SEC Division of Enforcement
Paul K. Rowe, Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz