The Buck Stops in the Board Room: Empowering Today's Directors

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The Buck Stops in the Board Room: Empowering Today's Directors
The Buck Stops in the Board Room: Empowering Today's Directors

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Course Description

Board of director behavior has been under increased scrutiny in recent years. Attorneys who advise corporations should have a thorough understanding of every duty and legal obligation of the board. This program covers real life examples of legal quandaries faced by the board, and advises attorneys on how to help corporate clients navigate the endless grey areas of corporate law, while still being effective under the constant threat of litigation. Mr. Gordon also presents his acclaimed “10 Commandments of the Board,” which delves into the most vital actions a board must take to protect itself, tackling issues such as the duty of care, the duty of loyalty, proper control procedures, limitations on the CEO’s authority, and proper evaluation procedures.

Length: 1hr 2min

Member Reviews

Great presentation, very informative!
- Mary Jeanette O.
Very good; interesting speaker and subject
- Steven S.
A really well-organized and informative course. Instructor is clearly expert in the field and presentation was excellent.
- Stephen M G.
Excellent presentation on overall dos/don'ts that board members usually don't follow.
- Joseph Pezzuto I.
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Douglas B. Gordon

Douglas B. Gordon, Esq. advises boards of directors and serves as general counsel or inspector of elections with a unique combination of over 30 years experience as a board member, senior corporate executive, entrepreneur, and private practice and corporate attorney. He is a frequent speaker on corporate governance and has been interviewed in the Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswire, and on CBS and NBC TV on topics ranging from the Sarbanes-Oxley Act to the Martha Stewart conviction. His published articles include Forget Lerach’s Kind Word and a Gun and a Missing Element in Effective Corporate Governance. Admitted to practice in California, Texas and Massachusetts Education: Harvard University, B.A., cum laude University of Texas School of Law, J.D. Pepperdine University School of Law – Program on Mediation

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