Engagement & Communication

For Management, Boards and Institutional Shareholders

SEPTEMBER 7, 2017
CLEARY GOTTLIEB STEEN & HAMILTON
1 LIBERTY PLAZA
NEW YORK, NY

AGENDA

The Skytop Strategies team is dedicated to crafting thought provoking
agendas that are diverse, not only in areas of thought and experience,
but in the broad range of attending speakers.

Time Description
8:00-8:25 AM Networking Breakfast and Registration
8:25-8:30 Welcome Remarks
Christopher P. Skroupa, Founder & CEO, Skytop Strategies
8:30-8:45 Keynote Presentation
Board and Management Communication
Presenter:

Arthur Kohn, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
8:45-9:25 Transparency: How to Align Boards, Management and Institutional Shareholders
Presenter:
9:25-10:05 Putting an Activist on the Board: How to Manage a New Dynamic
Moderator:
Ethan A. Klingsberg, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Panelists:

David Kastin, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, The Vitamin Shoppe
James A. Mitarotonda, Chief Executive Officer, Barington Capital Group L.P.
Jim Snyder, President, Global Mobile, LLC
10:05-10:30 Networking Break
Breakout Track A: Management and Boards
10:30-11:15 Breakout Session 1
Effectively Avoiding Groupthink: How to see the Signs of a Bubble, and How to Pop it
Facilitator:

Sandra Flow, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, LLP
11:15-12:00 PM Breakout Session 2
Effectively Reporting to the Audit Committee: Assessing and Communicating
Facilitator:
Breakout Track B: Institutional Shareholders
10:30-11:15 Breakout Session 1
The Yahoo Cyber Breach: A Case Analysis
Facilitator:

Pamela L. Marcogliese, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
11:15-12:00 PM Breakout Session 2
Crisis Management and Insider Leaks
Facilitator:
12:00-12:20 Concurrent Breakout Session Findings Panel
Moderator:
Panelists:
12:20-1:20 Networking Luncheon
1:20-2:10 Internal Corporate Governance Standards: How They Shape Engagement Outcomes
Moderator:

Jeffrey Neuman, Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Honeywell International Inc.
Panelists:
2:10-2:40 Virtual Shareholder Engagement: Do They Work?
Interviewer:

Mary A. Francis, Corporate Secretary & Chief Governance Officer, Chevron Corporation
Interviewee:
2:40-2:55 Networking Break
Breakout Track A: Management and Boards
2:55-3:40 Breakout Session 1
Managing an Activist Investor
Facilitator:
3:40-4:25 Breakout Session 2
Insider Leaks: How to Manage the Message in Special Situations
Facilitator:
Breakout Track B: Institutional Shareholders
2:55-3:40 Breakout Session 1
The Rise of the Super-Director: How Boards Depend on Management for Information
Co-Facilitators:

Kobi Kastiel, Research Director, Project on Controlling Shareholders, HLS Program on Corporate Governance, Harvard Law School (unconfirmed)
Yaron Nili, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Wisconsin Law School (unconfirmed)
3:40-4:25 Breakout Session 2
Crisis Management and Insider Leaks
Facilitator:
4:25-4:45 Concurrent Breakout Session Findings Panel
Moderator:
Panelists:
4:45-5:15 What Went Wrong with Wells Fargo’s Vote
Moderator:
Panelists:

Professor Charles Elson, Director, John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance, Edgar S. Woolard Jr. Chair in Corporate Governance, University of Delaware, Lerner College of Business & Economics
Brandon Rees, Deputy Director, Officer of Investment, AFL-CIO
5:15-5:20 Closing Remarks
5:20 Program Adjourns; Networking Reception Begins

WE THANK OUR SPONSORS

FOR SUPPORTING THIS PROGRAM

HOST SPONSOR

TITLE SPONSOR

CO-LEAD SPONSOR

PROGRAM SPONSORS

STRATEGIC PARTNERS