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2010 DIRECTORS' INSTITUTE
FRIDAY, MAY 7th, 2010
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
Corporate Governance: Responding to New Challenges


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Program

8:15 a.m. REGISTRATION OPENS

8:30 a.m. WELCOMING REMARKS
Richard Revesz, Dean, NYU School of Law

8:35 – 8:45 a.m. OVERVIEW OF CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS
William R. Berkley, Chairman and CEO, W. R. Berkley Corp.

8:45 – 9:30 a.m. UPDATE ON THE ECONOMY FROM THE NEW YORK FED
Joseph S. Tracy, Executive Vice President and Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

9:30 – 11:00 a.m. THE BOARD AND THE CEO: LEADERSHIP, SUCCESSION AND COMPENSATION
Chair: William T. Allen, Director, NYU Pollack Center for Law & Business
Panelists: Kenneth Langone, Chairman & CEO, Invemed Assoc. LLC; Co-founder and Lead Director, Home Depot; Director, Choicepoint, Yum! Brands, Inc.
Gerald Rosenfeld, Deputy Chairman, Rothschild North America; Independent Director and Chairman of Risk Management Committee, CIT Group Inc.; Director, Continental Grain Company
David Swinford, President & CEO, Pearl Meyer & Partners

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. DEVELOPMENTS IN CORPORATE & SECURITIES LAW FOR BOARDS
Chair: Honorable Leo E. Strine, Jr., Vice Chancellor, Delaware Court of Chancery
Panelists: Patrick McGurn, Executive Vice President and Special Counsel, RiskMetrics Group
Theodore Mirvis, Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Larry Thompson, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, General Counsel and Secretary
PepsiCo, Inc.

12:30 – 2:00 p.m. LUNCH WITH KEYNOTE JOHN THAIN
Introduction: Peter Blair Henry, Dean, Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Keynote: John Thain, Chairman & CEO, CIT Group Inc.; Fmr Chairman & CEO, Merrill Lynch

2:00 – 3:30 pm DEALING WITH THE NEXT CRISIS: ON BEING FULLY PREPARED
Chair: Martin Lipton, Senior Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Panelists: David Anders, Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
James McCarthy, CEO, CounterPoint LLP
Jonathan Moses, Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

3:30 – 5:00 pm THE BOARD’S ROLE IN MONITORING RISK MANAGEMENT
Chair: Simon Lorne, Vice Chairman and Chief Legal Officer, Millennium Management LLC; Former General Counsel, SEC; Director, Teledyne Technologies, Inc.
Panelists: J. Michael Cook, Former Chairman & CEO, Deloitte & Touche LLP; Director, Comcast, International Flavors & Fragrances, The Scripps Research Institute
Robert Mundheim, Of Counsel, Shearman & Sterling; Former Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Salomon Smith Barney Holdings
Arnold Schanfield, Principal, Schanfield Risk Management Advisors LLC
Michael Young, Partner, Willkie Farr & Gallagher