Corporate Secretary

Corporate Secretary Think Tank - US
Exclusively for GRC Professionals

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Shearman & Sterling 599 Lexington Avenue, New York

About the event

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?
It is 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 discussions are confidential and none of the participants’ comments are attributed. This allows attendees to talk freely and have frank, open discussions.


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. Attendees for our 2018 Think Tank include:

Job Title Company Job Title Company
Assistant Corporate Secretary The Hershey Company Executive VP, General Counsel and Secretary Atlas Air Worldwide
Assistant General Counsel & Assistant Secretary Regeneron Pharmaceuticals General Counsel Shutterfly
Associate General Counsel XL Group General Counsel Banc of California
Associate General Counsel HP Head of Corporate Issuer Product and Strategy Broadridge
Associate General Counsel & Asst Corporate Secretary S&P Global Legal Compliance Officer ANSA McAL (Barbadols)
Associate Group General Counsel The Travelers Companies Legal Project Manager, ACP Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Chief Accounting Officer Shutterfly President GSG
Chief Legal Officer ResCare Senior associate, Capital Markets group Shearman & Sterling
Company Secretary & General Counsel Willis Towers Watson Senior Corporate Counsel AMN Healthcare
Corporate Counsel and Asst Corporate Secretary Brighthouse Financial Senior Counsel and Assistant Secretary Visa
Corporate Secretary Tundra Process Solution Senior Governance & Equity Specialist AMN Healthcare Services
Corporate Secretary Banc of California Senior VP, Sec and General Counsel Graybar
Deputy General Counsel & Corporate Secretary The Hartford Vice President Broadridge
Director SMBC Vice President, Associate General Counsel HPE
Director, Corporate Counsel BioMarin Pharmaceutical Vice President, Deputy General Counsel BioMarin Pharmaceutical
Director, Corporate Governance & Securities Splunk Vice President, Legal Counsel – Governance Enstar Group
Director, Marketing. Broadridge Vice President, Corporate (Legal) Splunk
Director, Corporate Governance Chesapeake Utilities

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


We are pleased to announce that the 2019 Corporate Secretary Think Tank will be held at:

Shearman & Sterling
599 Lexington Avenue
New York
NY 10022


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Request invite

This event is exclusively for senior GRC professionals. To request an invitation, please fill in the form below and if you are eligible, you will receive a confirmation email with further event details. If you have any questions or require any assistance, please contact Janeshia Neeley at [email protected] or on +1 212 430 6895.

If you are a service provider and are looking for ways to get involved in the event, please contact Ian Richman on +1 212 430 6865.

Join the celebration in the evening

On Thursday, November 21, over 400 industry professionals in the governance, risk and compliance world will gather together to celebrate the best of the best in GRC at the annual Corporate Secretary’s Corporate Governance Awards.

Join us after the think tank and celebrate the success of those individuals and companies that are leading the way in the GRC community in 2019, at a prestigious gala event held at Cipriani 25 Broadway in New York City.

View our website for more information >


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