Join thought leaders from business, government and academia

Corporate Governance Summit

November 14 & 15 2013
Davidson Conference Center, Los Angeles
  • The 8th Annual
    USC Corporate Governance Summit

  • Join Us for the Homecoming Game!

    USC Trojans vs. Stanford
    November 16, 2013

  • November 14-15, 2013

    University Of Southern California
    Davidson Conference Center

  • November 14-15, 2013

    Los Angeles

  • November 14-15, 2013

    Los Angeles



Speakers (Click Each Image for Full Bio)

Alexander
Angeloff
Amantea
Blumenthal
Boyd
Bristow
Brown
Cappello
Cartwright
Cernich
Cox
Cunningham
Dimick
Ellis
Enfield
Erickson
Farrar
Feeney
Filippone
Holder
Holmes
Kaltman
Knox
Lau
Lewis
Loar
Mathaisel
Matsusaka
McKee
Merchant
Merino
Miller
Mitchell
Mohasseb
Murphy
Nahas
Palmer
Perlmutter
Rasmussen
Riley
Rodriguez
Rollo
Rosenblum
Sheehan
Shiba
Spitler
Steele
Sussman
Swartz
Tompkins
Viscounty
Ukropina
Welch
Wetzel
Williams




Good Governance: A Pillar to a Strong Economy

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Thursday, November 14, 2013
  • 7:30-7:55 BREAKFAST WITH THE HONORABLE CHRISTOPHER COX

    Sponsored by Bingham McCutchen LLP

  • 7:55-8:00 WELCOME
    Duke Bristow- Chairman, USC Corporate Summit
  • 8:00-8:10 INTRODUCTION OF KEYNOTE
    James Ellis - Dean, USC Marshall School of Business; Robert R. Dockson Dean's Chair in Business Administration
  • 8:10-8:45 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Good Governance is Not Just for the Governed
    Christopher Cox - 28th Chairman of the SEC; Partner, Bingham McCutchen LLP
  • 8:45-9:30 PLENARY SESSION:
    Q&A with Chairman Cox
    Moderator: Duke Bristow - Professor, Marshall School of Business
    Christopher Cox - 28th Chairman of the SEC; Partner, Bingham McCutchen LLC
    Brian Cartwright - 23rd General Counsel, SEC
    Myron T. Steele - 7th Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court
  • 9:30-9:45 BREAK
  • 9:45-11:00 BREAKOUT SESSION A:
    New Challenges for Audit Committees
    Moderator: William Holder - Alan Casden Dean's Chair, USC Leventhal School of Accounting
    Herb Perlmutter - Partner, Deloitte, LLP
    Lester Sussman - Senior Practice Leader, Resources Audit Solutions
    Neil Dimick - Audit Committee Chair, Resources Global Professionals

    BREAKOUT SESSION B:
    Finding the Right Fit - Inside CEO & Board Searches
    Moderator: Gary Matus - Managing Director, RSR Partners
    Caroline Nahas - Managing Director, Kom/Ferry International
    Greogory E. Lau - Managing Director, RSR Partners
    Robert S. Rollo - Partner, Heidrick and Struggles
    James Ukropina - Counsel, O'Melveny & Myers LLP

    BREAKOUT SESSION C:
    The Evolving Role of Private Equity
    Moderator: Richard Welch - Partner, Bingham McCutchen LLP
    Mark McKee - President, Capital Alternatives, LLC
    Alexander Cappello - Chairman & CEO, Cappello Capital Corp.
    Sid Mohasseb - Managing Director, KPMG LLP

  • 11:00-11:15 BREAK
  • 11:15-12:30 PLENARY SESSION:
    The Board Agenda and Director Priorities: Match or Mismatch?
    Moderator: Judith Blumenthal - Professor, USC Marshall School of Business
    Chris Cernich - Director, Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS)
    John Filippone - Partner, Bingham McCutchen LLP
    Gregory Lau - Managing Director, RSR Partners
    James Ukropina - Counsel, O'Melveny & Myers LLP
  • 12:30-1:30 LUNCH
    DIRECTORS NETWORKING LUNCHEON
    Sponsored by USC Marshall at The Vineyard Room
  • 1:30-2:30 PLENARY SESSION:
    The Changing Face of the Boardroom
    Moderator: Stephen Brown - Associate General Counsel, TIAA-CREF
    Wendy Shiba - Executive Vice President and General Counsel Secretary of KB Home
    Maxine Williams Global Head of Diversity, Facebook, Inc.
    Anne Sheehan - Director of Corporate Governance, California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS)
  • 2:30-2:45 BREAK
  • 2:45-4:00 BREAKOUT SESSION A:
    Director & Officer Liability and Insurance - Hot Topics and New Developments
    Moderator: Denise Amantea - Partner & Senior Vice President, Woodruff-Sawyer & Co.
    Pamela Palmer - Partner, Latham and Watkins
    Craig Tompkins - Executive Chairman and Principal, Marshall and Stevens

    BREAKOUT SESSION B:
    Asymmetric Information Risk: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You
    Moderator: Ed Merino - Founder and CEO, Office of the Chairman
    Bernard F. Mathaisel - Executive Advisor, Achievo Corporation
    Ken Merchant - Deloitte & Touche LLP Chair in Accountancy; Professor, USC Marshall School of Business and Leventhal School of Accounting

    BREAKOUT SESSION C:
    Fairness Opinions, Solvency Opinions and Valuation Issues for Today's Board Members
    Moderator: Mick Swartz - Professor, USC Marshall School of Business
    Stephen D. Alexander - Partner, Bingham McCutchen LLP
    Alexander Cappello - Chairman & CEO, Cappello Capital Corp.
    Todd Kaltman - Managing Director, Duff & Phelps
  • 4:00-4:15 BREAK
  • 4:15-5:00 PLENARY SESSION:
    Capital Markets Outlook
    Moderator: Duke Bristow - Chairman, USC Corporate Summit
    Alexander Cappello - Chairman & CEO, Cappello Capital Corp.
    Robert Rodriguez - Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer, First Pacific Advisors, LLC
  • 5:00-6:00 NETWORKING RECEPTION


  • Friday, November 15, 2013
  • 7:30-7:55 NETWORKING BREAKFAST
    Sponsored by Ernst & Young

  • 7:55-8:00 WELCOME
    Duke Bristow - Chairman, USC Corporate Governance Summit
  • 8:00-9:00 PLENARY SESSION
    Post-Crisis Insider Update - What Directors Should Know
    Moderator: M. Christian Mitchell- Vice Chairman, the Board of Directors, Marshall & Stevens
    John C. Erickson - Vice Chairman and Chief Corporate Banking Officer, Union Bank
    Stanley Farrar - Of Counsel, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
    Dane Holmes - Managing Director, Head Of Investor Relations, Goldman Sachs
  • 9:00-9:15 BREAK
  • 9:15-10:30 BREAKOUT SESSION A:
    State of the Executive Compensation
    Moderator Daniel Wetzel - Managing Partner, Pearl Meyer & Partners
    Aaron Boyd - Director of Governance Research, Equilar, Inc.
    Kevin Murphy - Kenneth L. Trefftzs Chair in Finance, USC Marshall School of Business, Advisor to US Government on Executive Compensation

    BREAKOUT SESSION B:
    Reflections on Governance: Yesterday, Today, & Tomorrow
    Moderator: Ed Merino - Founder and CEO, Office of the Chairman
    Diane Miller - President and CEO, Wilcox Miller & Nelson
    Dann Angeloff - President, The Angeloff Company
    Wendy Shiba - Executive Vice President and General Counsel Secretary of KB Home

    BREAKOUT SESSION C:
    Timely Topics for Public Companies: 2013 and Beyond
    Moderator: Mick Swartz - Professor, USC Marshall School of Business
    Colleen Cunningham - VP and Controller, Zoetis, Inc.
    Christopher Riley - Partner, Bingham McCutchen LLP

    BREAKOUT SESSION D:
    What Directors Need to Know About Intellectual Property?
    Moderator: Duke Bristow - Professor, USC Marshall School of Business
    Perry Viscounty - Partner, Latham & Watkins, LLP
  • 10:30-10:45 BREAK
  • 10:45-11:45 PLENARY SESSION:
    Corporate Governance from the Investor's Perspective
    Stephen Brown - Associate General Counsel, TIAA-CREF
    Dane Holmes - Managing Director, Goldman Sachs
    Chad Spitler - Managing Director, Blackrock
  • LUNCHEON
    11:45-1:00
    DIRECTORS NETWORKING LUNCHEON
    Slam Dunks on the Court and in the Boardroom
    Keynote: Andy Enfield - Head Men's Basketball Coach, USC
  • 1:00-2:00 CLOSING PANEL
    Government in the Boardroom
    Moderator: Brian Cartwright - 23rd General Counsel, SEC
    Christopher Lewis - Managing Director, Riordan, Lewis & Haden
    Robert K. Rasmussen - Dean of USC Gould School of Law
    Myron T. Steele - 7th Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court
    Daniel Wetzel - Managing Partner, Pearl Meyer & Partners

  • 2:00 CONFERENCE CLOSE
    Duke Bristow - Professor, USC Marshall School of Business

When:
November 14, 2013 (8am - 6pm)
November 15, 2013 (8am - 2pm)

Where:
Davidson Conference Center
USC University Park Campus
3415 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90089
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Cost of Participation
$2,995

Accreditations
ISS and TIAA-CREF
This Program has been accredited by Institutional Shareholder Services and TIAA-CREF for director education.

NACD
Approved for 8 CDE credits by the National Association of Corporate Directors.

MCLE Credit
USC Gould School of Law, a State Bar of California-approved MCLE provider, certifies that this activity qualifies for minimum continuing legal education credit in the amount of 8.5 hours, of which 0.25 hour may apply to legal ethics credit. This event may or may not meet the requirements for continuing legal education in other states. Please check with the bar association or Supreme Court in the state in which you are seeking credit to determine if this event is eligible.

CPE Eligibility
Approved for 13 CPE units

Sponsors
Union Bank
Resources Global
Goldman Sachs
BlackRock
Bingham McCutchen
Pearl Meyer & Partners
Woodruff-Sawyer & Co.
Ernst & Young
Deloitte
RSR Partners
Latham & Watkins
Cappello Capital Corp.
KPMG
Equilar


Summit materials
California Regulation Bill
Corporate Governance Update

Sponsors

Co-Promoting Organizations

Members of the following organizations will receive a discount on registration. Please contact your organizations directly for the appropriate discount codes.


Testimonials

Murray Jr.

“ Last Thursday and Friday I was able to attend the USC Corporate Governance Summit as a Union Bank scholar through funding provided by the Union Bank Foundation. As the CEO of a small not for profit, I am well aware of the chal lenges facing a small organization's board, and as vice chairman of the board of directors of the Metropolitan Wa ter District and its 37 directors, the issues confronting a large board addressing the often complex issues of th e large wholesale water agency in the nation. The summit provided valuable information on a range of issues that today's directors must be aware of and strategically prepared to address whether for small or large businesses an d organizations.

Duke Bristow, Chairman of the USC Corporate GovernanceSummit, and his staff secured the participation of an outst anding group of speakers and panelists for the event and conducted the event beautifully. I recommend that the Un ion Bank Foundation continue its support for the Summit and the outstanding work of Dr. Bristow. Thank you again. ”


John Erickson

“ Congratulations on another great USC Summit. It has been fun to watch the Summit grow each of the last three years that I have been involved, and the universally positive comments from the attendees about the value of the event are testimony to the hard work that you and your team put in year around.

Also, as a Marshall School graduate, I am especially pleased to see USC’s leadership role for board governance issues. Connecting with influential members of the business community and elevating our school’s stature will always be important components of long term success. ”

Maxine Williams

“  It was a pleasure to participate as a panelist at the USC Corporate Governance Summit, as it brings together thought leaders from all over the country. It is a wonderful resource for both speakers and attendees and facilitates engaging conversations around best practices in corporate governance. ”

About the Summit

The USC Corporate Governance Summit brings together thought leaders from industry, academia and government. The Summit provides insight and commentary from world-class corporate governance experts: chairmen, lead directors, CEOs, institutional investors, academic thought leaders, accountants, bankers, lawyers, regulators, underwriters and other business experts. Directors and officers from leading firms are joined by faculty thought leaders from the USC Marshall School of Business, USC Gould School of Law, and the USC Leventhal School of Accounting, as well as thought leaders from other top-ranked universities. The Summit provides our audience with a wide range of speakers and panelists with extensive hands-on experience as directors and officers of successful public and large private firms, along with significant community organizations and influential not-for-profits. The Marshall School of Business began the USC Corporate Governance Summit eight years ago in response to improvement needed in leadership of America’s finest organizations, large and small, public and private, for profit and not-for-profit. The USC Summit fills a void in continuing education on the best practices in corporate governance – what works and what does not for the prudent management of business firms, financial institutions and other leading organizations.

Improving Trust and Understanding

The USC Corporate Governance Summit aims to create value, provide solutions, and cultivate successful leadership among our nation's top public and private companies in the interest of a strong national economy. The Summit enables participants to develop boardroom best practices effectively balancing profitability and prudence to become stewards of sustainable businesses. The Summit is designed to give America’s leaders - directors, officers, senior executives, accountants, bankers, lawyers, and other professionals the information they need to meet the changing challenges of governance today.

Tomorrow’s Director

The USC Summit proudly offers scholarships to minority business owners, high-potential future business leaders, entrepreneurs, directors and officers of community organizations and not-for-profits, and our finest graduate and undergraduate students in business, communications, engineering, law and sciences interested in learning from experienced leaders.



Hotel Information


Ritz-Carlton
Situated approximately 2.8 miles north of the USC campus in the heart of Downtown LA, the Ritz-Carlton Los Angeles soars above the city, offering a sleek, sophisticated atmosphere, refined service and sweeping views. Los Angeles landmarks such as the Walt Disney Concert Hall, STAPLES Center, LA Live and The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), are just blocks away. If you choose to stay at the Ritz-Carlton, please make your reservation as soon as possible and be sure to mention that you are attending an event at USC for a prearranged discounted room rate. You will also need to arrange your transportation between the hotel and campus on a daily basis. Hotel information: 900 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015 USA; Phone: (213) 743-8800.


JW Marriott at LA Live
JW Marriott at LA Live is linked to The Ritz-Carlton and offers luxury accommodations only 2.8 miles north of the USC campus. JW Marriott at LA Live provides convenient access to LA Live shops and restaurants, Downtown LA attractions, Staples Center, Regal Cinemas, Los Angeles Convention Center, and the Nokia Theater. You will need to arrange your own transportation between the hotel and campus on a daily basis. Hotel information: 900 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015 USA; Toll-free: 1-888-832-9136.

Omni Hotel
The Omni Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles is a four-star, top-tier hotel situated approximately 2.5 miles north of the USC campus in Downtown LA. There are many fine restaurants and shops in close proximity. If you choose to stay at the Omni, please make your reservation as soon as possible and be sure to mention that you are attending an event at USC for a prearranged discounted room rate. You will also need to arrange for your own transportation between the hotel and campus on a daily basis. Hotel Information 251 South Olive St. Los Angeles, CA 90012 Phone: (213) 617-3300 Fax: (213) 617-3399.

The Standard Downtown LA
The Standard Downtown LA. Located approximately 3.3 miles north of the USC campus in downtown Los Angeles, The Standard Downtown LA has comfy hotel rooms, a 24-hour restaurant, poolside bar, meeting and event space, as well as easy access to many fine restaurants and shops. If you choose to stay at The Standard, please make your reservation as soon as possible. You will need to arrange your own transportation between the hotel and campus on a daily basis. Hotel information: 550 Flower St., Los Angeles, CA 90071. For reservations, please call (213) 892-8080 or visit The Standard Downtown LA.


The Hilton Checkers Hotel
Also located in Downtown LA, approximately 3 miles from campus, the Hilton Checkers dates back to the 1920's, and has recently been fully restored. It is the only four-diamond boutique hotel in Los Angeles. You will need to arrange your own transportation between the hotel and campus on a daily basis. Hotel Information 535 South Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90071. For reservations, please call (800) HILTONS or visit The Hilton Checkers Hotel.