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    1. The Board’s Three ‘C’s’ of Corporate Governance: Composition, Communication and Connection

      The Board’s Three ‘C’s’ of Corporate Governance: Composition, Communication and Connection

      U.S. companies face a dizzying array of challenges, including from disruptive technologies and cybersecurity threats; economic and geopolitical uncertainties; climate change and evolving sustainability metrics; and questions about corporate culture, sexual harassment and ethics...

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    2. Impact of Compensation-Related Litigation on Public Companies

      Impact of Compensation-Related Litigation on Public Companies

      Compensation-related litigation and threats of litigation continued to significantly impact public companies in 2017. These companies should be mindful of issues that were raised in recent litigation: proxy disclosure, director compensation issues and the short-swing profit rules of Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act...

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    3. Activists at the Gate: Court of Chancery Weighs In on Claims Involving Activist Stockholders

      Activists at the Gate: Court of Chancery Weighs In on Claims Involving Activist Stockholders

      Several recent decisions applying Delaware law offer helpful insight about the impact that activist investor involvement has on board decision-making leading to a transaction and how those decisions will be reviewed by the courts in any subsequent litigation. These cases demonstrate the importance of careful responses by boards of directors to satisfy their fiduciary duties in the face of activist pressure...

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    4. "Cybersecurity Trends for Boards of Directors"

      "Cybersecurity Trends for Boards of Directors"

      Prioritizing the following three areas based on impending cyberthreats and emerging regulatory developments will help corporate directors stay ahead of the curve. 1. Re-Examine the Company’ The fall of 2016 ushered in a new cyberthreat with the massive denial-of-service attack levied against internet infrastructure provider Dyn, which knocked many of the world’ i.e ., the internet of things), such as cameras, webcams and digital video recorders, which were infected with malware and under the control of criminal actors. The exploitation of the internet of things was a game-changer for cybersecurity because it enables denial-of-service attacks of unprecedented strength ...

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