Northern California

Chapter Meeting

Challenges in 2018: What You and your 
Board of Directors Should Expect


Date & Time:
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
11:30 am - Lunch and Registration 
12:00 - 1:30 pm - Presentation 

Gibson Dunn

1881 Page Mill Road 
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Cost: There is no fee for this program.


Gibson Dunn and the Society for Corporate Governance invite you to a complimentary discussion by a panel of experts regarding key challenges facing boards of directors, corporate secretaries and in-house counsel in 2018.

Topics to be discussed:

  • Recent regulatory and case law developments
  • How to oversee hot areas of risk management, including cybersecurity and #MeToo
  • Board composition and diversity — who's around the table?
  • Consideration of disclosure issues, including environmental, sustainability and social issues
  • How to be best prepared for the hot issues of the proxy season
  • Strategy for engaging with activists, institutional shareholders and other influential parties


Philip Rothenberg is Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of Legal with Tesla, Inc. His practice focuses on corporate and securities matters. He worked as an Attorney-Advisor for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in the Division of Corporation Finance. While at the SEC, he reviewed and commented on initial public registration statements of U.S. and foreign corporations on Forms S-1, and 20-F, annual reports on Form 10-K and proxy statements relating to annual shareholder meetings on Schedule 14A.
Arthur B. Crozier is Chairman of Innisfree M&A Incorporated of New York and of Lake Isle M&A Incorporated, Innisfree's wholly-owned UK subsidiary. Mr. Crozier’s practice includes the representation of U.S. and international clients in a wide variety of transactions and proxy contests, as well as annual and special meetings. In addition, he counsels an international roster of clients on corporate governance, shareholder engagement and executive compensation issues. Full Bio
Lori Zyskowski is a partner in Gibson Dunn’s New York office and advises clients, including public companies and their boards of directors, on corporate governance and securities disclosure matters, with a focus on Securities and Exchange Commission reporting requirements, proxy statements, annual shareholders meetings, director independence issues, and executive compensation disclosure best practices. Full Bio
Greg Davidson is a partner in Gibson Dunn’s Palo Alto office. Mr. Davidson regularly advises public company clients in connection with SEC filings, public disclosure, corporate governance and other securities laws matters. His corporate practice includes extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, private equity, joint ventures, corporate finance and general business law matters. Full Bio


This program has been approved for credit in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 1.5 credit hours, of which 1.5 credit hours may be applied toward the areas of professional practice requirement. This course is approved for transitional/non-transitional credit.

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 1.5 hours.

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is authorized by the Solicitors Regulation Authority to provide in-house CPD training. This program is approved for CPD Credit in the amount of 1.5 hours. Ref: GIDC/2866

Application for approval is pending with the Texas and Virginia State Bars

Most participants should anticipate receiving their certificates of attendance via e-mail in approximately 4 weeks following the presentation.

For questions regarding MCLE credit contact Jeanine McKeown at 213-229-7140 or​

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