Join thought leaders from business, government and academia

Corporate Governance Summit

November 13 & 14 2014
The California Club, Los Angeles
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ORGANIZATIONS



Speakers (Click Each Image for Full Bio)

Alexander
Angeloff
Amantea
Berkhemer
Blumenthal
Boyd
Bristow
Brown
Cappello
Cartwright
Cernich
Cox
Dimick
Erickson
Farrar
Filippone
Hagen
Herjavec
Holder
Holmes
Kaltman
Lau
Lewis
Lorne
Loar
Lozano
Matsusaka
McKee
Merchant
Miller
Mohasseb
Murphy
Nahas
Niemann
Palmer
Perlmutter
Rasmussen
Riley
Rodriguez
Sheehan
Shiba
Spitler
Steele
Sussman
Swartz
Tompkins
Viscounty
Welch
Wetzel




Good Governance: FROM WALL STREET TO WASHINGTON

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Thursday, November 13, 2014
  • 7:30-8:00 NETWORKING BREAKFAST
  • 8:00-9:00 OPENING PLENARY SESSION
    The Outlook for Boards
  • 9:00-9:15 BREAK
  • 9:15-10:15 BREAKOUT SESSIONS
    New Challenges for Audit Committees
    Finding the Right Fit - Inside CEO & Board Searches
    The Evolving Role of Private Equity
    An invisible enemy: Cyber Risks and Security
  • 10:15-10:30 BREAK
  • 10:30-11:30 PLENARY SESSION
    What is on your Board’s Agenda and what Should be
  • 11:30-12:30 DIRECTORS' NETWORKING LUNCHEON
  • 12:30-1:30 PLENARY SESSION
    Boardroom diversity: Setting the Tone from the Top
  • 1:30-1:45 BREAK
  • 1:45-2:45 BREAKOUT SESSION:
    Director & Officer Liability and Insurance – Hot Topics and New Developments
    Director Briefing: The Outlook for Real Estate
    Fairness Opinions, Solvency Opinions and other Valuation Issues for Today's Board Members
    Navigating ObamaCare
  • 3:30 Transportation to USC Campus
  • 4:00-5:00 NETWORKING RECEPTION at the Davidson Center, USC Campus
  • 5:00 Walk to the L.A. COLISEUM
  • 6:00 FOOTBALL GAME:
    101 st MEETING USC TROJANS VS. CAL BEARS @ L.A. COLISEUM


  • Friday, November 14, 2013
  • 7:30-8:00 NETWORKING BREAKFAST

  • 8:00-9:00 PLENARY SESSION
    Capital Markets Outlook
  • 9:00-9:15 BREAK
  • 9:15-10:15 BREAKOUT SESSION
    State of the Executive Compensation
    Reflections on Governance: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow
    Timely Topics for Public Companies: 2014 and Beyond
    What Directors need to know about Intellectual Property?
  • 10:15-10:30 BREAK
  • 10:30-11:30 PLENARY SESSION:
    Corporate Governance from the Investor's Perspective
  • 11:30-12:45 DIRECTORS' NETWORKING LUNCHEON
  • 12:45-2:00 CLOSING PANEL
    Government in the Boardroom
  • 2:00 CONFERENCE CLOSE


When:
November 13, 2014 (8am - 6pm)
November 14, 2014 (8am - 2pm)

Where:
The California Club
538 S Flower St
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Phone: (213) 622-1391


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.

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 Professionals
Goldman Sachs
CBRE
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

“ As former Chairman & CEO of Northrop Grumman, and a current board member at Apple, Chevron, and Amgen, I regularly participate in outside programs on corporate governance. I found the USC Summit extremely valuable, and look forward to attending future sessions. ”

Ronald D. Sugar

Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Northrop Grumman

“  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. ”

Maxine Williams

Global Head of Diversity

Facebook

“ 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. ”

John Erickson

Former Vice Chairman and Chief Corporate Banking Officer

Union Bank

“ 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 challenges facing a small organization's board, and as vice chairman of the board of directors of the Metropolitan Water District and its 37 directors, the issues confronting a large board addressing the often complex issues of the 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 and organizations. Duke Bristow, Chairman of the USC Corporate Governance Summit, and his staff secured the participation of an outstanding group of speakers and panelists for the event and conducted the event beautifully. I recommend that the Union Bank Foundation continue its support for the Summit and the outstanding work of Dr. Bristow. Thank you again. ”

John W. Murray, Jr.

President and CEO

Southern California Minority Business Development Council

About the Summit

About the USC Corporate Governance 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 nine 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 (very limited availability)
Situated approximately 1.4 miles from the California Club 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. You will also need to arrange your transportation between the hotel and the Summit 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 1.5 miles from the California Club. 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 the Summit on a daily basis. Hotel information: 900 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015 USA; Toll-free: 1-888-832-9136.


The Hilton Checkers Hotel
Also located in Downtown LA, approximately .3 miles from the California Club, 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. If you choose to stay at the Hilton Checkers, be sure to mention that you are attending an event at USC for a discounted room rate. You will need to arrange your own transportation between the hotel and the Summit 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.

Omni Hotel
The Omni Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles is a four-star, top-tier hotel situated approximately .6 miles from the California Club in Downtown LA. There are many fine restaurants and shops in close proximity. You will also need to arrange for your own transportation between the hotel and the Summit 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
Located right next to the California Club 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 the Summit 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.