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 Opening 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
Moderator:

Seth Duppstadt, Senior Vice President, Proxy Insight Ltd.
Panelists:
Robert Bostrom, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Abercrombie & Fitch
Donald Cassidy, EVP, Business Development and Corporate Strategy, Georgeson
Leah Malone, Director, PwC
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:
Stephen Brown, Senior Advisor, KPMG Board Leadership Center, KPMG
James A. Mitarotonda, Chief Executive Officer, Barington Capital Group L.P.
Jim Rossman, Managing Director, Head of Shareholder Advisory, Lazard
Jim Snyder, President, Global Mobile, LLC
10:05-10:30 Networking Break
Breakout Track A: Institutional Shareholders
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: Management and Boards
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:

Sandra Flow, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, LLP
Pamela L. Marcogliese, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
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:
Emily Kreps, Head of Investor Initiatives – North America, CDP
Suzanne Rolon, Director, Corporate Governance, Pfizer, Inc.
Carol Schwartz, Corporate Secretary, American Express
2:10-2:40 Virtual Shareholder Meetings: Limiting Interaction, Maximizing Profit
Interviewer:

Mary A. Francis, Corporate Secretary & Chief Governance Officer, Chevron Corporation
Interviewee:
2:40-2:55 Networking Break
Breakout Track A: Institutional Shareholders
2:55-3:40 Breakout Session 1
Managing an Activist Investor
Facilitator:

Damien Park, Managing Director, Spotlight Advisors
3:40-4:25 Breakout Session 2
A Look Over our Shoulder: An Analysis of the Current Proxy System
Facilitator:

Bob Marese, Managing Director, MacKenzie Partners, Inc.
Breakout Track B: Management and Boards
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
Yaron Nili, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Wisconsin Law School
3:40-4:25 Breakout Session 2
Insight Versus Oversight: Balancing the Board’s Strategic Oversight Against Management’s Operational Insight
Facilitator:

Rolin P. Bissell, Partner, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP
4:25-4:45 Concurrent Breakout Session Findings Panel
Moderator:

Joshua Black, Editor-in-Chief, Activist Insight Ltd
Panelists:
Rolin P. Bissell, Partner, Young Conaway & Taylor, LLP
Kobi Kastiel, Research Director, Project on Controlling Shareholders, HLS Program on Corporate Governance, Harvard Law School
Bob Marese, Managing Director, MacKenzie Partners, Inc.
Yaron Nili, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Wisconsin Law School
Damien Park, Managing Director, Spotlight Advisors
4:45-5:15 What Went Wrong with Wells Fargo’s Vote
Moderator:

James Smith, Senior Counsel, Corporate, Hilton
Panelists:
Charles Elson, Director, John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance; Edgar S. Woolard Jr. Chair in Corporate Governance and Professor of Finance, University of Delaware
Brandon Rees, Deputy Director, Officer of Investment, AFL-CIO
5:15-5:20 Closing Remarks
5:20 Networking Reception

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