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2009 DIRECTORS' INSTITUTE
BOARD MONITORING OF RISK MANAGEMENT
FRIDAY, MAY 1st
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
 


Program

8:15 a.m. REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST

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

8:45 a.m. BOARD RISKS FROM AN INSURER’S PERSPECTIVE
William Berkley, Chairman & CEO, W. R. Berkley Corp.

9:00 – 9:30 a.m. UPDATE ON THE ECONOMY FROM THE NEW YORK FED
Joseph S. Tracy, Executive Vice President & Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

9:30 – 10:45 a.m. THE BOARD’S ROLE IN MONITORING RISK MANAGEMENT
William T. Allen, Director, NYU Pollack Center for Law & Business
Simon Lorne, Vice Chairman & Chief Legal Officer, Millennium Management LLC; Former General Counsel SEC
Anthony Santomero, Senior Advisor, McKinsey & Co.
Richard Steinberg, Founder & Principal, Steinberg Governance Advisors, Inc; Former Senior Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

10:45 – 11:00 a.m. BREAK

11:00 – 11:30 a.m. WHAT EVERY DIRECTOR SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ASSET-BACKED SECURITIES AND CREDIT DEFAULT SWAPS
Thomas French, Partner, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. RISK EMBEDDED IN SUCCESSION PLANNING AND CEO COMPENSATION
Julie Hembrock Daum, North American Board Services Practice Leader, Spencer Stuart
Jeremy Goldstein, Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz LLP
Linda Rappaport, Partner, Shearman & Sterling LLP
David Swinford, President & CEO, Pearl Meyer & Partners

12:45 – 2:15 p.m. LUNCH WITH KEYNOTE
Richard Ketchum, Chairman & CEO, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)

2:15 – 3:30 p.m. UPDATE ON BOARD CRITICS
David Katz, Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz LLP
Honorable Leo E. Strine, Jr., Vice Chancellor, Delaware Court of Chancery
Christopher Young, Chair of M&A Research, RiskMetrics Group

3:30 - 5:00 p.m. LEGAL COMPLIANCE RISKS: HANDLING A CRISIS
Paul Curnin, Partner, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, LLP
Daniel Kramer, Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Lawrence Pedowitz, Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz LLP
Audrey Strauss, Partner, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP