Shearman & Sterling 599 Lexington Avenue, New York
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.
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.
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|
"The interaction among the corporate governance professionals is always interesting and informative. "
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We are pleased to announce that the 2019 Corporate Secretary Think Tank will be held at:
Shearman & Sterling
599 Lexington Avenue
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Shearman & Sterling’s success is built on our clients’ success. We have a long and distinguished history of supporting our clients wherever they do business, from major financial centers to emerging and growth markets. We represent many of the world’s leading corporations and major financial institutions, as well as emerging growth companies, governments and state-owned enterprises, often working on ground-breaking, precedent-setting matters. With a deep understanding of our clients’ businesses and the industries they operate in, our work is driven by their need for outstanding legal and commercial advice.
We have over 850 lawyers around the world speaking more than 60 languages and practicing U.S., English, French, German, Italian, Hong Kong, OHADA and Saudi law. Nearly half of our lawyers practice outside the United States. Combining legal knowledge with industry expertise, our lawyers provide commercial advice that helps clients achieve their ambitions.
We are committed to forging long-term relationships with our clients, providing them with genuine insight and practical advice, and supporting them as they navigate the challenges of our 21st century global economy.
For more information, please visit www.shearman.com
Think Tank Sponsors
Clermont Partners excels at helping companies in transformation more effectively engage their investors and take full advantage of every communications opportunity that impacts equity valuation. We build partnerships with our clients, so we can exclusively represent and protect their interests; not the interests of their financial advisors. Our independent relationships foster compelling, unfettered stakeholder narratives that tell the story you need to tell, maximizing investor engagement and confidence and driving your equity valuation in the right direction.
Computershare (ASX: CPU) is a global market leader in transfer agency and share registration, employee equity plans, mortgage servicing, proxy solicitation and stakeholder communications. We also specialize in corporate trust, bankruptcy, class action and a range of other diversified financial and governance services.
Founded in 1978, Computershare is renowned for its expertise in high integrity data management, high volume transaction processing and reconciliations, payments and stakeholder engagement. Many of the world’s leading organizations use us to streamline and maximize the value of relationships with their investors, employees, creditors and customers.
Computershare is represented in all major financial markets and has over 12,000 employees worldwide.
For more information, visit computershare.com.
Graybar, a Fortune 500 corporation and one of the largest employee-owned companies in North America, is a leader in the distribution of high quality electrical, communications and data networking products, and specializes in related supply chain management and logistics services. Through its network of more than 260 North American distribution facilities, it stocks and sells products from thousands of manufacturers, helping its customers power, network and secure their facilities with speed, intelligence and efficiency. For more information, visit www.graybar.com or call 1-800-GRAYBAR
Labrador is a communication agency focused on regulated disclosure documents. We help you bridge the gap between compliance and communication, because what you say is only as important as what your readers understand. In today’s world, compliance alone is not enough to persuade your stakeholders. Plain English and intelligent design are essential tools in presenting your company’s governance and compensation stories to better attract and engage your target audience. We offer a single-source solution for advisory, design, production, SEC filing, print and digital solutions. We are a team of innovators dedicated to helping our large to small cap clients across industries publish reader-focused regulatory disclosure.
For more information, please visit www.labrador-company.com
Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ) is a leading global provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today’s global capital markets. As the creator of the world’s first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 90 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world’s securities transactions. Nasdaq is home to approximately 3,900 total listings with a market value of approximately $13 trillion. To learn more, visit: http://business.nasdaq.com
PJT Camberview, the corporate governance and shareholder engagement practices group of PJT Partners LP, is a leading provider of investor-led advice to public companies on engagement and shareholder relations, activism and contested situations, sustainability and complex corporate governance matters.
PJT Camberview helps its clients succeed by providing unique insight into investors’ perspectives on long-term value creation, interpreting the evolving governance landscape and creating proactive strategies to stay ahead of investor challenges.
Trewstar is a search firm that cares about good corporate governance. We solely engage in board search assignments and our primary focus is on placing female candidates. Over the past six years, we have successfully completed more than 100 board placements for companies from pre-IPO to Fortune 10, spanning diverse industries across the United States.
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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.
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.