Schedule

Sessions will take place in the Grand Ballroom at the Hotel del Coronado, 1500 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA.
Session times are subject to change.

Monday, January 25, 2016

7:45 a.m. - Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:45-9 a.m. - Welcome and Overview

Daniel B. Rodriguez, Dean and Harold Washington Professor, Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago
Steven E. Bochner, Institute Chair, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Palo Alto, California

9-9:45 a.m. - A Conversation with Chief Justice Strine

The Honorable Leo E. Strine Jr., Chief Justice, Delaware Supreme Court, Wilmington, Delaware

Moderators
James H. Cheek III, Bass, Berry & Sims PLC, Nashville, Tennessee
Kim K.W. Rucker, Former Executive Vice President, Corporate & Legal Affairs, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Kraft Foods Group, Inc., Northfield, Illinois

9:45-10 a.m. - Break

10-11:30 a.m - Cybersecurity: A Call to Action

  • Assembling the cyber response team
  • Corporate governance implications
  • Pre-breach and post-breach disclosure concerns
  • Necessary organizational and compliance measures

Session Chair
David M. Lynn, Morrison & Foerster LLP, Washington, DC

Panelists
Joseph A. Grundfest, W.A. Franke Professor of Law and Business, Stanford Law School, Stanford, California
Alexa King, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, FireEye, Inc., Milpitas, California
Benjamin A. Powell, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, Washington, DC

11:30-11:45 a.m. - Break

11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. - Hot Topics in Corporate Governance and Shareholder Relations

  • The latest and greatest on proxy access
  • Recent proxy contest trends including universal proxies
  • Shareholder proposals – updates and strategies
  • Evolving shareholder engagement trends
  • New and upcoming proxy disclosures including hedging and pay ratio

Session Co-Chairs
Keir D. Gumbs, Covington & Burling LLP, Washington, DC
Elizabeth A. Ising, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Washington, DC

Panelists
Mary A. Francis, Corporate Secretary and Chief Governance Officer, Chevron Corporation, San Ramon, California
Abe M. Friedman, Managing Partner, CamberView Partners LLC, San Francisco

1-2:15 p.m. - Luncheon

2:15-2:30 p.m. - Break

2:30-3:45 p.m. - Obligations of Directors of Public Companies

  • Overseeing risk management
  • Creating effective succession plans
  • Issues in executive compensation and more

Session Co-Chairs
Cynthia A. Glassman, Director, Discover Financial Services and Navigant Consulting, Inc., Alexandria, Virginia
Harvey L. Pitt, Founder, CEO and Managing Director, Kalorama Partners, LLC, Washington, DC

Panelists
David A. Katz, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, New York City
Simon M. Lorne, Vice Chairman and Chief Legal Officer, Millennium Management LLC, New York City

3:45-4 p.m. - Break

4-5:30 p.m. - Key Issues in Capital Formation

  • Recent developments and trends in raising capital in private and public markets
  • Concurrent and consecutive private and public offerings
  • Developments in secondary sales of private equity
  • Regulation A+
  • Electronic trading platforms

Session Chair
Gordon K. Davidson, Fenwick & West LLP, Mountain View, California

Panelists
David R. Fredrickson, Associate Director (Chief Counsel), Division of Corporation Finance, SEC, Washington, DC
Nicole Irvin, Partner, Andreessen Horowitz, Menlo Park, California
Charles S. Kim, Cooley LLP, San Diego
Sarah K. Solum, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, Menlo Park, California
Annemarie Tierney, VP, Head of Strategy and New Markets, NASDAQ Private Market, New York City

5:30 p.m. - Reception

Sponsored by:

Winston & Strawn LLP


Tuesday, January 26, 2016

7:30 a.m. - Continental breakfast

8-9 a.m. - Updates from SEC Senior Staff - Division of Enforcement

Andrew Ceresney, Director
Jina L. Choi, Regional Director, SEC San Francisco Regional Office
Michele Wein Layne, Regional Director, SEC Los Angeles Regional Office

Moderator
Colleen P. Mahoney, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates, Washington, DC

9-10:30 a.m. - Enforcement and Government Investigations

  • Collateral consequences, FCPA & anti-retaliation
  • DOJ's new guidelines for cooperation and identification of evidence regarding individuals
  • Monitors: a new cottage industry
  • Handling the multi-jurisdiction, multi-regulator investigation

Session Co-Chairs
Colleen P. Mahoney
Richard H. Walker, Vice Chairman, Deutche Bank AG, New York City

Panelists
Andrew Ceresney
Lorin L. Reisner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, New York City

10:30-10:45 a.m. - Break

10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. - Getting Practical on Accounting & Auditing

  • Revenue recognition is here: What to do now!
  • Non-GAAP measures are in the regulatory crosshairs – what to do now
  • Why preparers are concerned about internal controls again, and how you should be advising them
  • Related party transactions, AS 18 and your next D&O questionnaire – collecting the right information
  • Audit committees in the spotlight: from the concept release to the PCAOB dialogue to audit quality indicators
  • New PCAOB Form AP – how it will work
  • Newly reorganized audit standards – learn the new nomenclature
  • What lawyers need to know about the new going concern and leasing standards

Session Chair
John W. White, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, New York City

Panelists
Wesley R. Bricker, Deputy Chief Accountant, Office of the Chief Accountant, SEC, Washington, DC
Jeanette M. Franzel, Board Member, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, Washington, DC
Michael J. Gallagher, Managing Partner, Assurance Quality, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, New York City
Michele J. Hooper, President and CEO, The Directors' Council, Wilmette, Illinois and Vice Chair, Center for Audit Quality

12:15-1 p.m - Alan B. Levenson Keynote Address: A Conversation with Chair White

Mary Jo White, Chair, Securities and Exchange Commission, Washington, DC

Moderator
Steven E. Bochner

1-1:45 p.m. - Luncheon and Fireside Chat with Investors

Speakers
Anne T. Chapman, Senior Manager, Governance and Proxy, The Capital Group Companies, Inc., Los Angeles
Bess Joffe, Managing Director, Corporate Governance, TIAA-CREF, London
Anne Sheehan, Director of Corporate Governance, California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS), West Sacramento, California

Moderator
Meredith B. Cross, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, Washington, DC

1:45-2 p.m. - Break

2-3:30 p.m. - Mergers & Acquisitions: Trends and Developments

  • State of the M&A marketplace in 2015/2016
  • Dole Food and other Delaware developments
  • Allocating antitrust risk in deals
  • Hot topics and negotiating issues for buyers and sellers of venture-backed companies
  • What's different about tech M&A?

Session Chair
Richard E. Climan, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, Silicon Valley, California

Panelists
Andre G. Bouchard, Chancellor, Delaware Court of Chancery, Wilmington, Delaware
Alison S. Ressler, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, Los Angeles
Robert E. Spatt, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, New York City

3:30-4 p.m. - Houlihan Lokey Ice Cream Social

4-5:30 p.m. - Ethics in the Transactional Setting

  • Understanding who is the client
  • Representing multiple parties in the organization
  • Dealing with conflicts and privilege within the law firm and law department
  • When to say "No" to a client, and how to say it
  • Special ethical challenges for dealing with compliance responsibilities, including whistleblower issues

Session Chair
Stanley Keller, Locke Lord LLP, Boston

Panelists
Martin S. Checov, O'Melveny & Myers LLP, San Francisco
Dixie L. Johnson, King & Spalding LLP, Washington, DC
Myron T. Steele, Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, Wilmington, Delaware


Wednesday, January 27, 2016

7:30 a.m. - Continental breakfast

8-9:15 a.m. - Updates from SEC Senior Staff - Division of Corporation Finance

Keith F. Higgins, Director
Tamara Brightwell, Special Assistant to the Chair
David R. Fredrickson

Moderator
Steven E. Bochner

9:15-9:30 a.m. - Break

9:30-11 a.m. - Recurring Disclosure Challenges

  • Disclosing personal information about executives
  • Qualitatively assessing materiality
  • Addressing deficiencies in controls and more
  • Deciding not to disclose
  • Using social media

Session Chair
Thomas J. Kim, Sidley Austin LLP, Washington, DC

Panelists
Alexander F. Cohen, Latham & Watkins LLP, Washington, DC
Catherine T. Dixon, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, Washington, DC
Keith F. Higgins
Christoph A. Pereira, Chief Corporate, Securities & Finance Counsel, General Electric Company, Fairfield, Connecticut

11-11:15 a.m. - Break

11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. - Judicial and Legislative Developments

  • Private securities litigation including the implications of Omnicare, Halliburton II, and more
  • Newman and insider trading developments
  • Fee-shifting and forum selection bylaw provisions
  • Key state law decisions including derivative actions and breach of fiduciary duty
  • SEC challenges: conflict minerals, extraction payments and administrative proceedings

Session Chair
Giovanni P. Prezioso, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, Washington, DC

Panelists
Ralph C. Ferrara, Proskauer Rose LLP, Washington, DC
Stuart M. Grant, Grant & Eisenhofer P.A., Wilmington, Delaware
Shirli Fabbri Weiss, DLA Piper LLP (US), San Diego

12:45-1 p.m. - Boxed Lunch Break

1-2 p.m. - Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Securities Law but Were Never Given the Chance to Ask...

Session Chair
Martin P. Dunn, Morrison & Foerster LLP, Washington, DC

Panelists
Brian V. Breheny, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Washington, DC
Dennis O. Garris, Alston & Bird LLP, Washington, DC

2 p.m. - Program Concludes