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    1. GCs' Director-Management Skills Lag, Gartner Survey Finds

      GCs' Director-Management Skills Lag, Gartner Survey Finds

      Managing corporate directors often falls to general counsel, but lawyers in charge of those duties are generally pessimistic about their effectiveness, according to a survey of 125 general counsel released Tuesday. Just under half (49%) of surveyed general counsel believe they have what it takes to identify skills gaps for open director positions, Gartner found in its 2022 Corporate Governance and Board Management Benchmark...

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    2. Do Directors of a Board Have Access to the Company’s Privileged Materials?

      Do Directors of a Board Have Access to the Company’s Privileged Materials?

      In an article I wrote last month on attorney-client privilege, I discussed the potential for its abuse at the hands of unscrupulous lawyers attempting to impede discovery by framing nonprivileged materials as privileged. In a business setting, such as a board of directors meeting, for instance, the company may try to use counsel’s presence in a board meeting to argue that the content discussed at the meeting is privileged...

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    3. Demand for Female Directors Rises Amid Proposed Bill Mandating More Women on Boards

      Demand for Female Directors Rises Amid Proposed Bill Mandating More Women on Boards

      In an effort to increase female representation on corporate boards, California’s Senate recently passed a bill mandating that public companies based in the Golden State have at least one woman on their board by the end of 2019.

      The legislation, SB-826, is now before California Gov. Jerry Brown, who has until Sept. 30 to sign it into law. If Brown signs the bill, the one-woman boardroom mandate...

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