August 9, 2022

Disclosure rules and risk concerns are also on directors’ minds.

August 8, 2022

Nearly half of Fortune 500 board seats went to first-time directors in 2021.

August 4, 2022

Human resources expertise on the board aids talent retention and recruitment st

August 2, 2022

Inflation, cybersecurity and SEC proposals are on the audit committee agenda.

August 1, 2022

Chief security officers must communicate cyber incidents in a straightforward,


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To Give or Not to Give?

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The board should evaluate whether it’s appropriate to engage in political spending.

Doug Raymond is a partner at the law firm of Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP (  He can be reached at

Can DEI Initiatives Bring Litigation Risks?

Companies’ diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts are front page news.  Institutional investors are vocal about the importance of diversity in a company’s workforce, particularly on its management team, as well as on the board of directors. Human capital management practices were the focus of recent disclosure requirements issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission in August 2020 (which the SEC has indicated may be enhanced in the near future). And some companies are beginning to tie executive incentive compensation to DEI or other human capital metrics.

Robin Melman is a partner at Baker Botts LLP.

Going Beyond the Surface: The Strategic Human Capital Management Opportunity for Boards

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Three questions to deepen the conversation around HCM.

Blair Jones managing director at Semler Brossy.

Top 5 Compensation Committee Priorities for 2022

In the second half of 2021, the market for talent at almost all levels of the organization was red hot, with increased levels of turnover and challenges in attracting new staff. Companies across most industries have been faced with significant employee retention challenges, putting upward pressure on compensation levels. Another new factor in 2021 was the reemergence of inflation as an economic concern, with annualized rates of inflation of 6.2% in October and 6.8% in December. If this level of inflation continues into 2022, companies may be under additional pressure to increase pay.