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2008 DIRECTORS' INSTITUTE
FRIDAY, MAY 9TH
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
"Service in the Boardroom in Uncertain Times"
 

Program

8:00 a.m.
REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST

8:40 a.m.
WELCOMING REMARKS
Richard Revesz, Dean, NYU School of Law

8:45 – 9:15 a.m.
WHAT’S NEXT FOR THE ECONOMY?
Joseph S. Tracy, Executive Vice President and Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

9:15 – 10:30 a.m. STRATEGY AS THE FRAMEWORK FOR ALL (OR MOST) BOARD RESPONSIBILITIES
Krishna G. Palepu, Ross Graham Walker Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.
BREAK

10:45 – 12:00 p.m.
STRATEGIC M&A IN THE BOARDROOM
Robert Fish, Former Chairman & CEO, Genesis Healthcare, Inc.; Lead Director, NeighborCare, Inc.
Dusty Philip, Partner, Mergers & Acquisitions, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
Mark Gordon, Adjunct Professor of Law, NYU School of Law; Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
LUNCH WITH KEYNOTE BY REUBEN MARK
Introduction: Thomas Cooley, Dean, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, NYU
Keynote: Reuben Mark, Chairman, Colgate-Palmolive Company; Board Member, Time Warner, Inc. and Cabela’s Inc.

1:30 – 2:45 p.m.
RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN A GREAT BOARD AND A STRONG CEO
William T. Allen, Nusbaum Professor of Law and Business and Director, NYU Pollack Center for Law & Business
Douglas R. Conant, CEO, Campbell Soup Co.; Board Member, Applebee’s International, Inc.
Richard J. Kogan, Retired President and CEO of Schering-Plough Co.; Board Member,
Colgate-Palmolive Co. and The Bank of New York Mellon

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

3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
DIRECTOR FIDUCIARY DUTIES: EXPECTATIONS AND RISKS
Theodore N. Mirvis, Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Honorable Leo E. Strine, Jr., Vice Chancellor, Delaware Court of Chancery
Mark Schonfeld, Director, New York Regional Office, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission