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    1. Blackhawk Network CEO, Chairman Shed Most Investor Buyout Claims

      Blackhawk Network CEO, Chairman Shed Most Investor Buyout Claims

      Blackhawk Network Holdings Inc. CEO Talbott Roche and executive chairman William Y. Tauscher escaped claims Monday that they dodged activist pressure by engineering an underpriced private equity buyout, although a Delaware Chancery Court judge ordered Roche to face one allegation of deficient deal disclosures...

       

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    2. Everyone’s a ‘Teams’ Player, But Don’t Drop the Ball on Governance

      Everyone’s a ‘Teams’ Player, But Don’t Drop the Ball on Governance

      Communication platforms like Microsoft Teams have quickly become indispensable during the pandemic. FTI Consulting technology specialists Tim Anderson and Chris Zohlen say this rapid adoption has left little room for legal and compliance considerations or governance controls and offer questions counsel should ask to prevent future headaches...

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    3. ANALYSIS: Are Covid-Era Governance Challenges Here to Stay?

      ANALYSIS: Are Covid-Era Governance Challenges Here to Stay?

      Businesses will continue to struggle with the Covid-19 pandemic throughout 2021, in both the marketplace and the boardroom. Measures companies took in response to the crisis, such as the use of remote director meetings and virtual annual shareholder meetings, will likely remain part of the governance landscape through 2021...

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    4. DaVita, Shareholders Seek Initial Court OK of $50 Million Deal

      DaVita, Shareholders Seek Initial Court OK of $50 Million Deal

      DaVita Inc. shareholders asked a federal judge in Delaware to preliminarily approve a $50 million settlement resolving their derivative suit related to a 2014 False Claims Act settlement with the Justice Department. The dialysis provider would also adopt “a broad array of industry-leading corporate governance reforms” intended to “substantially enhance the way that DaVita is governed overall” as part of the settlement, the shareholders said in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware...

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    5. SEC Shareholder Proposal Muffles Main Street Voices

      SEC Shareholder Proposal Muffles Main Street Voices

      Investors who want better social, environmental, and governance practices in companies and believe in a strong investor voice should be concerned about the SEC’s proposed rule to amend the process for shareholder proposals to be included in a company’s proxy statement, writes Lisa Woll, CEO of US SIF. She says the rule will silence the small investor voice and is contrary to the SEC’s purpose of protecting investors...

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    6. Corporate America Must Fill the D&I Leadership Gap

      Corporate America Must Fill the D&I Leadership Gap

      The challenges of Covid-19 and the senseless killings of unarmed African Americans by renegade police highlight a need for corporate America to dramatically address societal inequities while protecting business goals, says Jackson Lewis P.C.'s Weldon H. Latham, founder and chair of the firm’s corporate diversity counseling group and former adviser to President Bill Clinton and legal counsel to the Barack Obama Foundation Inclusion Council...

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    7. Two New Players Join Elliott at Top of Activist List

      Two New Players Join Elliott at Top of Activist List

      The pandemic-related lockdown has affected all market participants, including activist investors. According to data from the Bloomberg Terminal, two relatively new players, Bulldog Investors LLC and Bluebell Capital Partners LP, have joined perennial leader Elliott Management Corp. at the top of the list of activists by the number of campaigns conducted...

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    8. Corporate Governance, B.C./A.D.

      Corporate Governance, B.C./A.D.

      Corporate governance, B.C. (Before Coronavirus): A rock concert-sized crowd of shareholders packs into an arena in Omaha every year to hear from Warren Buffett (and buy discount Hanes underwear and other Berkshire Hathaway products). Corporate governance, A.D. (After Disruption): Businesses sit empty, the economy contracts, and companies must adjust the way their organizations operate, often on the fly...

       

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