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Audit and Risk Governance
Leading proxy advisory firms, including Institutional Shareholders Services Inc. (ISS), publish corporate governance ratings and detailed reports on public company governance, including evaluations of a company’s corporate governance risk profile related to audit and risk oversight. Have you ever wondered why some companies have poor ratings from ISS for their audit and risk oversight governance?
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8 Tips for Selecting Board Members
[Editor’s note: the following excerpt appears in the Directors & Boards Fourth Quarter 2015 issue].
1. Assure board candidates understand, believe, in and support the CEO’s vision and corporate culture. Alignment is as essential in the boardroom as it is on the shop floor.
The Best Way the Board Can Be Helpful to the CEO
Keeping Faith With Your Investment Banker
Fairness opinions are a long-established fixture of the public M&A deal process. Smith v. Van Gorkum, the landmark case in Delaware corporate law that sparked the proliferation of fairness opinions, requires that a board of directors receive “adequate information regarding the intrinsic value of the [c]ompany” in a change of control transaction.
Who to Select as a Board Reference
[Editor’s note: the following excerpt appears in Directors & Boards Third Quarter 2015 issue.]
Former Deputy Secretary of Defense, Patrick M. Shanahan joins Leidos board of directors
Leidos, a defense, aviation, information technology and biomedical research company, headquartered in Reston, Va., appointed Patrick M. Shanahan to its Board. He served as the 33rd United States Deputy Secretary of Defense from 2017 to…