Corporate Secretary

Corporate Secretary Think Tank – US
Exclusively for GRC Professionals

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Shearman & Sterling offices, New York

About the think tank

We are pleased to announce that our next Corporate Secretary Think Tank will take place on November 18th in New York City.

A line-up of senior corporate governance professionals will discuss harnessing COVID-19 lessons learned, risk management in the ‘new normal’ and the evolution of ESG post-Covid-19. We’ll also address what this means for boards, AGMs, and tackle new cyber-security concerns and regulations.

Take away practical case studies on how to navigate the current market volatility, and ensure you are prepared to take these lessons ahead within the business.


The think tank is an invitation-only event exclusively for GRC professionals. It is free to attend and our unique format enables participants to network extensively, discuss, debate and dissect best practices and topical issues in the corporate governance world.

  • Listen as seasoned GRC professionals discuss in detail their successful practices
  • Learn key take-aways that you can implement immediately in your own practice
  • Network with the best of the best in GRC

What makes our format so unique?
Our think tanks are far removed from the traditional conference set-up as the event consists of a series of panel sessions followed by roundtable discussions on select GRC issues. These interactive sessions are an opportunity to share experiences with and learn from other top-rated corporate governance professionals. All table discussions are confidential and none of the participants’ comments are attributed*. This allows attendees to talk freely and have frank, open discussions.

*While the panel discussions may be quoted in editorial coverage of the event, all table discussions are confidential.

Agenda 2020

Previous Speakers

Who attends

At our think tanks, each participant is someone with an established track record and a strategic GRC role within his or her company. 2019 attendees included:

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Job title Company Job title Company
Assistant corporate secretary UBS Bank USA Senior attorney & assistant secretary Edison International
Assistant corporate secretary The AES Corporation Senior counsel HP
Assistant corporate secretary Church & Dwight Senior counsel, investigations & anti-corruption Change Healthcare
Associate general counsel and assistant secretary Booz Allen Hamilton Senior counsel, investigations & anti-Corruption IBM
AVP, corporate governance Chesapeake Utilities Corporation Senior director, corporate governance Change Healthcare
Chief counsel Marsh & McLennan Companies Senior director, executive compensation & assistant secretary Kelly Services
Chief regulatory counsel Change Healthcare SVP & corporate secretary Kelly Services
Corporate secretary UBS Bank USA SVP & corporate secretary The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
Counsel, corporate securities mergers & acquisitions HP SVP, deputy general counsel & assistant secretary Tapestry
Deputy corporate secretary and corporate counsel Brighthouse Financial SVP, legal; corporate & board secretary (North America) Rabobank
Deputy general counsel Pegasystems VP, assistant GC & assistant secretary Coeur Mining
Deputy general counsel and secretary Bunge Limited VP, chief securities counsel & assistant corporate secretary Newell Brands
Manager, global ethics & compliance Applied Materials VP, corporate secretary & deputy GC The Clorox Company
Manager, project Change Healthcare

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What past attendees say

"The interaction among the corporate governance professionals is always interesting and informative. "

Matthew Geekie, Graybar

"Incredible learning and networking opportunity with participation by everyone. Thanks. Job well done."

Linda Epstein, HPE

"Fantastic small group setting of engaged professional sharing best practices and solutions. Thanks for including me!"

Scott Mahoney, Avangrid

Request an invite

This event is exclusively for GRC professionals. To register for this year’s event, please fill in the form below and if you are eligible, we will send you a confirmation along with detailed event information. If you have any questions or require any assistance with registering for the think tank, please contact Priscilla Lim at +44 20 8004 4989.


Venue and location

We’re pleased to be hosted by Shearman & Sterling in their offices in NYC

Shearman & Sterling
601 Lexington Avenue
New York
NY, 10022

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