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November 8-9, 2012

Davidson Conference Center
USC University Park Campus
3415 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90089

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Speakers (invited or confirmed)


Guy Adams

Managing Director of GWA Capital Parters, LLC
Serves on the board of directors of Vitesse Semiconductor

Adams Confirmed

Mr. Dann V. Angeloff

President, The Angeloff Company
Served on 50 boards of directors
Current and recent ones: Bjurman Barry Funds, Electronic Recgclers luternational, Nicholas-Applegate Growth Equity Fund, Public Storage, Ready Pac Foods, Retirement Capital and SoftBrands, Inc.

Angeloff Confirmed

William Ballhaus

President and CEO (Ret.) The Aerospace Corporation
Former Vice President Engineering and Technology Lockheed Martin
Former President of Martin Marietta's Aero and Naval Systems and Civil Space and Communications.

Ballhaus Confirmed

Randolph Beatty

Former Dean of the Leventhal School of Accounting
Accounting Circle Professor of Accounting in University of Southern California
One of twelve "Masters of the Classroom" selected by Business Week

Beatty Confirmed

Judith Blumenthal

Professor, USC Marshall School of Business
Member, Board of Directors of Guess?, Inc
Former Associate Dean, Marshall School of Business

Blumenthal Confirmed

Duke Bristow

Economist, Marshall School of Business
USC Summit Chairman
Director Landec Corporation
Directorship 100
Golden Apple Teaching Award

Bristow Confirmed

Stephen Brown

Associate General Counsel, TIAA - CREF
Named "A Top 10 Global Rising Stars of Corporate Governance"
Board Member of Harlem Renaissance Economic Development Corporation

Brown Confirmed

Francis H. Byrd

Leader- Laurel Hill Advisory Group's Corporate Governance/ Risk Advisory Practice
Vice President/Corporate Governance Specialist at Moody's Investors' Service
Over 90 published corporate governance assessments

Byrd Confirmed

The Honorable Carlos C. Campbell

President, Global21 and Initiative Films
Member Board of Directors: Resource American, Inc.(REXI/NASDAQ), and PICO Holdings, Inc. (PICO/NASDAQ), NACD Leadership Fellow and Directorship 100. Producer and Director "Expect the Unexpected"

Campbell Confirmed

Randi Caplan

Vice President of Marketing and Business Development
Farient Advisors, LLC
Executive Compensation and Performance Advisory

Caplan Confirmed

Alexander Cappello

Chairman and CEO Cappello Capital Corp.
Lead Director Cheesecake Factory
Current or past boards of California Republic Bank, Inter-Tel, Koo Koo Roo, Cytrx Corp, Genius Products
USC Marshall Alumni
Past Trustee USC

Cappello Confirmed

Brian Cartwright

Senior Advisor Latham & Watkins LLP
Fellow of the Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University
Former General Counsel to the Securities and Exchange Commission

Cartwright Confirmed

Laurie Champion

Leads Aon's US ERM/Governance Practice
Previously Vice President Risk Management for Coca-Cola Enterprises
Previously Director Risk Management for Ford Motor Company

Champion Confirmed

Vanessa C.L. Chang

Prinicipal in EL & EL Investments, and
she is an independent director of New Perspective Fund

Chang Confirmed

Anne Corona

Senior Vice President Aon Financial Services Group
Member of Aon's D&O Practice Group

Corona Confirmed

Colleen Cunningham

VP and Controller, Zoetis, Inc.,
Former advisor to FASB and IASB
Former CEO of Financial Executives International

Cunningham Confirmed

Terrence Dibble

President and Chairman of the Board of Trustees, J.B. and Emily Van Nuys Charities
Member of the Board and former President of the Board, Richstone Family Center
Retired National Partner in charge for Risk Management Advisory Services at KPMG

Dibble Confirmed

Neil Dimick

Serves as Audit Committee Chair for the Resources Global Professionals;
Named Director of the Year for Corporate Leadership & Service
Served as corporate auditor with Deloitte & Touche LLP

Dimick Confirmed

Kate Duchene

Chief Legal Officer and Executive VP of Human Resources of Resources Global Professionals
Previously Practiced Law for O'Melveny & Myers LLP
President Elect on Board of Directors of Human Options

Duchene Confirmed

Karin Eastham

Serves as Director for Illumina, Inc., Geron Corporation, Trius Therapeutics, Inc. and Morphosys AG;
Author of Cook the Part: Delicious, Interactive and Fun Team Cooking

Eastham Confirmed

Mark Easton

Partner and a member of the Mergers and Acquisitions Practice GroupO'Melveny & Myers

Easton Confirmed

Colonel Lee Ellis

Founder and President of Leadership Freedom;
Leadership Consultant and Coach; Researcher/ Developer; Author/ Speaker; Educator; Air Force Officer and Pilot

Ellis Confirmed

John C. Erickson

Vice Chairman and Chief Corporate Banking Officer of Union Bank; Served as Vice Chairman and Chief Risk Officer of UnionBanCal Corporation and Union Bank, N.A.; Served as Senior Executive Vice President and Deputy Chief Risk Officer;

Erickson Confirmed

Michael T. Esser

Managing Director with Pearl Meyer & Partners; Certified Executive Compensation Professional (CECP), WorldatWork Society of Certified Professionals;

Esser Confirmed

Fay Feeney

CEO, Risk for Good
Directorship 100 "People to Watch List."

Feeney Confirmed

John Filippone

Partner of Bingham McCutchen LLP
Member of Bingham's Southern California Regional Hiring Committee

Filippone Confirmed

Nick Greet

Managing Director of Aon Southern California
Primary Experience in Directors and Officers Liability

Greet Confirmed

Joseph A. Grundfest

A nationally prominent expert on capital markets, corporate governance, and securities litigation; Founded the award-winning Stanford Securities Class Action Clearinghouse; Launched Stanford Law School's executive education programs, and continues to co-direct Directors' College

Grundfest Invited

Pat Haden

Athletic director at the University of Southern California
Former general Partner of Riordan, Lewis & Haden ("RLH")
Former board member of Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEK), and Bradshaw International, Inc.
Quarterback for the USC football team from 1972-1974

Haden Invited

Lawrence Harris

Fred V. Keenan Chair in Finance
Professor of Finance and Business Economics; Author of "Trading and Exchanges: Market Microstructure for Practitioners"
Associate Editor of the Journal of Finance and Review of Financial Studies

Harris Invited

Jay Herron

Partner in O'Melveny & Myers LLP
Member of O'Melveny & Myers LLP's Mergers & Acquisitions Practice

Herron Confirmed

William Holder

Alan Casden Dean's Chair,
Dean, USC Leventhal School of Accounting

Holder Confirmed

Michael O. Johnson

Named chief executive officer of Herbalife;
Chairman of the Herbalife Family Foundation

Johnson Confirmed

John Laco

O'Melveny & Myers LLP Partner and Member of Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group
Recognized by The Legal 500 United States 2011 and 2010 Publication as a Private Equity Buyouts Leading Lawyer
and by the 2011 International Financial Law Review 100

Laco Confirmed

Christopher Lewis

Co-founded Riordan, Lewis & Haden in 1982
Three-time All-American in Tennis and winner of two NCAA National Championships
Member of Los Angeles chapter of the World Presidents Organization

Lewis Confirmed

Robert Magnuson

CEO Magnuson & Company
Previously Chief Operating Officer of Nicolas Holdings, LLC
Served on Boards of Computer World, Network World, and CXO Media

Magnuson Confirmed

Bernard Mathaisel

Executive Advisor of Achievo Corporation; Previously Senior Vice President and CIO for Solectron Corporation ; Previously Global CIO at Ford Motor Company and The Walt Disney Company; Board Member of E2Open, Baring Private Equity Asia, Packeteer, QD Technologies, AcXess

Mathaisel Confirmec

John Matsusaka

Vice Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs
Charles F. Sexton Chair in American Enterprise
Professor of Finance and Business Economics
President of Initiative and Referendum Institute

Matsusaka Confirmed

Mark McKee

Founder and President, Capital Alternatives, LLC.
Former President at Strome Investment Management
Former Founder and President at Private Equity Risk Management,

McKee Confirmed

Ken Merchant

Chair in Accounting Deloitte & Touche LLP
Professor at USC Marshall School of Business
Recipient of Three of the American Accounting Association's Notable Contributions to Research Awards

Merchant Confirmed

Ed Merino

Founder and CEO Officer of the Chairman
Served for Six Years as Director of Corporate Governance at a Big Four Accounting Firm's OC Regional Headquarters
Chairman Emeritus of the Forum for Corporate Directors, Orange County

Merino Confirmed

Diane Miller

President and CEO of Wilcox Miller & Nelson; Holds a Current Certificate of Director Education from NACD
Board Member on Audit and Compliance Committee and Vice Chair of Compensation Committee of Umpqua Holdings
Board Chair of NACD's Northern California Chapter Board

Miller Confirmed

M. Christian Mitchell

Vice Chairman of Marshall & Stevens' Board of Directors
Director of Special Value Opportunties Fund LLC
Formerly Deloitte's National Managing Partner of the Mortgage Banking and Finance Companies Practice

Mitchell Confirmed

Kevin Murphy

Kenneth Trefftzs Chair in Finance
Associate Editor for the Journal of Financial Economics and Journal of Corporate Finance
Previously Vice Dean For Faculty and Academic Affairs at USC Marshall

Murphy Confirmed

Caroline Nahas

Managing Director of Korn/Ferry International
Serves on Board of Directors of DineEquity, Inc
Received "Legacy Award" from NAWBO-LA in 2010

Nahas Confirmed

Patrick Niemann

Partner of Ernst & Young
Ernst & Young's Americas Advisory Council

Niemann Invited

Pamela Palmer

Partner for Latham & Watkins LLP
Named a Southern California "Super Lawyer" by Los Angeles Magazine Every Year Since 2005
Co-Chair of the Derivative Suits Committee of the American Bar Association's Class Actions & Derivative Suits Committee

Palmer Confirmed

Steve Pizula

Deloitte & Touche LLP, Partner
Pizula graduated from USC in 1977 and joined Deloitte (then Haskins & Sells).
Steve has served on a number of the firm’s national committees, including partner admissions, audit quality, and well as a number of market focused initiatives.

Pizula Confirmed

Robert Rasmussen

USC Law Dean
USC Law Carl Mason Franklin Chair in Law
Professor of Law and Political Science at USC Gould School of Law

Rasmussen Confirmed

Robert Rollo

Heidrick and Struggles Partner
Successfully Completed More Than 450 Senior-Level Executive Searches
Previously Vice Chairman and Leader of Highland Partners' Specialty Practice Sector
Chairman of Southern California Chapter NACD

Rollo Confirmed

David Rosenblum

Principal at Deloitte Consulting, LLP
Deloitte's NMD-Consulting Corporate Development
Previous COO for Strategy & Operations Practice

Rosenblum Invited

Andy Sale

Andy Sale leads Ernst & Young's practices; has served as the lead partner to many of the firm's major clients; Andy was appointed by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve to serve as a Director of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco; also passionate about community service.

Sale Confirmed

David Schlotterbeck

Former Chairman and CEO CareFusion Corporation
Lead the Split of Cardinal Health into Core Business and CareFusion

Schlotterbeck Invited

Larraine Segil

Board member of Frontier Communications
Partner Emeritus and formerly owner and director of Vantage Partners
Senior research fellow at the IC2 Institute at the University of Texas, Austin
Entrepreneurs Board member for the UCLA Anderson School of Management
Regular commentator for CNN and CNBC

Segil Confirmed

Wendy Shiba

Former Executive Vice President and General Counsel of KB Home
Previous Chief Legal Officer of PolyOne Corporation
Vice Chair of Board of Trustees for the Japanese American National Museum

Shiba Confirmed

Gary Singer

O'Melveny & Myers LLP Partner
Admitted to Practice at the US District Court, Central District of California
Former President of UC Irvine Chancellor's Club

Singer Confirmed

Walter Smiechewicz

Managing Director, PwC Risk Assurance
Previous Background at Deloitte & Touche
Member of Audit Integrity's Board of Advisors

Smiechewicz confirmed

Myron Steele

Chief Justice Delaware Supreme Court
Previous Supreme Court Justice
Previous Vice Chancellor of the Court of Chancery

Steele Confirmed

Lester Sussman

Senior Practice Leader of Resources Audit Solutions
Audit Partner with Deloitte & Touche
Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Accounting Officer of Gemstar TV Guide

Sussman Confirmed

Mick Swartz

Associate Professor of Clinical Finance and Business Economics
Research published in the Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance and Financial Review

Swartz Confirmed

Craig Tompkins

Executive Chairman and a Principal in Marshall & Stevens, Inc.
President of an NYSE Listed Company
Chief Financial Officer of an AMEX Listed Company

Tompkins Confirmed

James Ukropina

Counsel of O'Melveny & Myers LLP
CEO of Directions, LLC
Member of Boards of Trust Company of the West, The WM Keck Foundation, and Central Natural Resources

Ukropina Confirmed

Peter Waller

Independent Director of Websense Inc.
Previous CEO of Corinthian Colleges, Inc.
Previous President and COO of Corinthian Colleges

Waller Invited

Nina Walton

Associate Professor of Law and Economics,
USC Gould School of Law

Walton Confirmed

Stephen Watkins

Vice President of Aon Risk Services
chairman for Ondax, Inc

Watkins Confirmed

Richard Welch

Bingham McCutchen Partner
Previous Managing Partner of Riordan & McKinzie

Welch Confirmed

Daniel Wetzel

Managing Director of Pearl Meyer & Partners
Previous Southern California Practice Leader for Executive & Incentive Pay at Watson Wyatt Worldwide
Previous Consultant at KPMG LLP

Wetzel Confirmed

Chuck Yamarone

Director, Houlihan Lokey’s Capital Markets Group
Served as director of El Paso Electric Company
Served as director for many companies

Yamarone Confirmed

Norman Zukis

Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers
Author of "Boards and a Social Networking Driven Future" in NACD Directorships
On the Los Angeles Universal Preschool Corporate Council

Zukis Confirmed

Summit of the Year: The Election and the Economy

Preliminary Program Schedule (subject to change):

Thursday, November 8, 2012
  • BREAKFAST
    7:30-7:55
    BREAKFAST WITH CHIEF JUSTICE STEELE
  • 7:55-8:00 WELCOME
    Duke Bristow - Chairman, USC Corporate Summit
  • 8:00-9:00 INTRODUCTION & KEYNOTE ADDRESS
    Corporate Governance: What lies ahead?
    Robert K. Rasmussen - Dean, USC Gould School of Law
    KEYNOTE: Corporate Governance: What Lies Ahead?
    Myron T. Steele - 7th Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court
  • 9:00-9:45 PLENARY SESSION:
    Q&A with Chief Justice Steele
    Moderator: Duke Bristow - Professor, Marshall School of Business
    Brian Cartwright - 23rd General Counsel, SEC
    Myron T. Steele - 7th Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court
    Robert K. Rasmussen - Dean, USC Gould School of Law
  • 9:45-10:00 BREAK
  • 10:00-11:00 BREAKOUT SESSION A:
    New Threats to Audit Committees
    Moderator: Les Sussman - Senior Practice Leader, Resources Global Professionals
    Neil Dimick - Audit Committee Chair and Corporate Board Member, Resources Global Professionals
    Karin Eastham - Director, Illumina, Inc., Geron Corporation, Trius Therapeutics, Inc., and Morphosys AG
    William Holder - Alan Casden Dean's Chair, USC Leventhal School of Accounting

    BREAKOUT SESSION B:
    Inside CEO & Board Searches
    Caroline Nahas - Managing Director, Korn/Ferry International
    Robert S. Rollo - Partner, Heidrick and Struggles

    BREAKOUT SESSION C:
    Governance Lessons From Private Equity
    Moderator: Richard Welch - Partner, Bingham
    Mark McKee - President, Capital Alternatives, LLC
    J. Christopher Lewis - Managing Director, Riordan, Lewis & Haden
    Alexander Cappello - Chairman & CEO, Cappello Capital Corp.

    BREAKOUT SESSION D:
    The Digital Revolution: Equipping the Boardroom
    Moderator: Randi Caplan - Vice President Marketing & Business Development, Farient Advisors LLC
    Robert Magnuson- CEO, Magnuson & Company
    Bernard F. Mathaisel - Executive Advisor, Achievo Corporation
    Norman Zukis - Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers
    Session Producer: Fay Feeney - CEO, Risk for Good

  • 11:00-11:15 BREAK
  • 11:15-12:30 PLENARY SESSION:
    Inside the Black Box: Changes in the Boardroom
    Moderator: Judith Blumenthal - Professor, USC Marshall School of Business
    Guy Adams - Managing Director of GWA Capital Parters, LLC
    Carlos C. Campbell -Director, Resources America, Inc.
    Karin Eastham - Director, Illumina, Inc., Geron Corporation, Trius Therapeutics, Inc., and Morphosys AG
    John Filippone - Partner, Bingham McCutchen LLP
  • LUNCH
    12:30-1:30
    DIRECTORS' NETWORKING LUNCHEON
    Sponsored by USC Marshall at The Vineyard Room
    Welcome and Introduction by Ed Merino - CEO, Office of the Chairman
    Colonel Lee Ellis - Author of Leading With Honor
    "Leading with honor"
  • 1:30-2:30 PLENARY SESSION:
    News from the Capital: Regulatory and Legislative Update
    Introduction by: Randolph Beatty - Accounting Circle Professor of Accounting
    Colleen Cunningham - VP and Controller, Zoetis, Inc.
  • 2:30-2:45 BREAK
  • 2:45-3:45 BREAKOUT SESSION A:
    Last call for M&A Transactions
    Moderator: John Laco - Partner, O'Melveny & Myers
    Mark Easton - Partner, O'Melveny & Myers
    Larraine Segil - Board member, Frontier Communications
    Chuck Yamarone - Director, Houlihan Lokey's Capital Markets Group

    BREAKOUT SESSION B:
    Update and Advice on Directors' Personal Risks - D&O Insurance and Legal Advice
    Moderator: Nick Greet - Managing Director, Financial Services Group, Aon
    Anne Corona - Senior Vice President Financial Services Group, Aon Risk Solutions
    Pamela Palmer - Partner, Latham and Watkins
    Craig Tompkins - Executive Chairman and Principal, Marshall and Stevens

    BREAKOUT SESSION C:
    Lessons Learned: 50 Years and 50 Boards
    Moderator: Ed Merino- Founder and CEO, Office of the Chairman
    Dann Angeloff - President, The Angeloff Company
  • 3:45-4:00 BREAK
  • 4:00-5:00 PLENARY SESSION:
    The Board's Role in Driving Ethical Business Practices
    Moderator: Patrick Niemann - Partner, Ernst & Young
    John Matsusaka - Vice Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs, Charles F. Sexton Chair in American Enterprise, and Professor of Finance and Business Economics
    Andy Sale - Senior Partner, Ernst & Young LLP
    Wendy Shiba - Former General Counsel of KB Home and Chief Legal Officer of PolyOne Corporation(Ret.)
  • 5:00-6:00 NETWORKING RECEPTION
    Sponsored by O'Melveny & Myers


  • Friday, November 9, 2012
  • NETWORKING BREAKFAST
    7:30-7:55
    NETWORKING BREAKFAST
    Sponsored by Resources Global Professionals

  • 7:55-8:00 WELCOME
    Duke Bristow - Chairman, USC Corporate Summit
  • 8:00-9:00 PLENARY SESSION
    Good Governance Practices Off Wall Street
    Moderator: Terrence Dibble- Partner, KPMG LLP (Retired)
    William Ballhaus, Jr. - President and CEO (Ret.), The Aerospace Corporation
    Stephen Brown - Associate General Counsel, TIAA-CREF
    Francis Byrd - Senior Vice President, Corporate Governance, Risk Practice Leader, Laurel Hill Advisory Group
    James R. Ukropina - Counsel, O'Melveny & Myers LLP
  • 9:15-10:15 BREAKOUT SESSION A:
    Outlook for Compensation
    Moderator:Daniel Wetzel - Managing Partner, Pearl Meyer & Partners
    Michael Esser - Managing Partner, Pearl Meyer & Partners
    Diane Miller - President and CEO, Wilcox Miller & Nelson
    Kevin Murphy - Kenneth L. Trefftzs Chair in Finance, USC Marshall School of Business, Advisor to US Government on Executive Compensation

    BREAKOUT SESSION B:
    How is Regulation Affecting the Board?
    Moderator: Ken Merchant - Chair in Accountancy, Deloitte & Touche LLP and Professor, USC Marshall School of Business
    John C. Erickson - Vice Chairman and Chief Corporate Banking Officer, Union Bank
    M. Christian Mitchell - Vice Chairman, the Board of Directors, Marshall & Stevens
    James R. Ukropina - Counsel, O'Melveny & Myers LLP

    BREAKOUT SESSION C:
    Timely Topics for Public Companies: 2012 and Beyond
    Moderator: Gary Singer - Partner, O'Melveny and Myers LLP
    Jay Herron - Partner, O'Melveny and Myers LLP
    Steve Pizula - Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP
    Steven Brown - Associate General Counsel, TIAA-CREF
    Nina Walton - Associate Professor of Law and Economics, USC Gould School of Law

    BREAKOUT SESSION D:
    Global Risks, Global Opportunities
    Moderator: Walter Smiechewicz - Chief Audit Executive, First Niagara Bank
    Laurie Champion - Director Enterprise Risk Management, Aon Risk Solutions
    Kate Duchene - Chief Legal Officer & Executive VP of Human Resources, Resources Global Professionals
    Peter Waller - CEO, Corinthian Colleges, Inc.
  • 10:15-10:30 BREAK
  • 10:30-11:45 KEYNOTE ADDRESS:
    Keynote: A Short Story
    Introduction by:Brian Cartwright - Senior Advisor, Latham & Watkins LLP
    Michael O. Johnson - Chairman and CEO, Herbalife, Ltd
  • LUNCHEON
    11:45-1:00
    DIRECTORS NETWORKING LUNCHEON
    Sponsored by Bingham McCutchen
    Pat Haden - Athletic Director, University of Southern California
  • 1:00-2:00 INTRODUCTION & CLOSING KEYNOTE ADDRESS
  • 2:00 CONFERENCE CLOSE
    Duke Bristow - Professor, USC Marshall School of Business

Program at a Glance

When and where
November 8, 2012 (8am - 6pm)
November 9, 2012 (8am - 2pm)

Davidson Conference Center
USC University Park Campus
3415 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90089
See on map

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 11.25 hours.

CPE Eligibility
Approved for 13 CPE units

Sponsors
Resources Global Professionals
Union Bank
Pearl Meyer & Partners
Bingham McCutchen
O'Melveny & Myers
Aon Risk Solutions
Cappello Capital Corp.
Latham & Watkins

About the Summit

Resources Global Professionals
Union Bank

The 7th Annual USC Corporate Governance Summit brings together thought leaders from industry and academia across the United States. USC's program teams with Resources Global Professionals, Union Bank, Bingham McCutchen,O'Melveny & Myers, Pearl Meyer & Partners, Aon Risk Solutions, Cappello Capital Corp., Latham & Watkins, and The Summit will present insight and commentary from corporate governance practitioners, and experts from the USC Marshall School of Business, USC Gould School of Law and the USC Leventhal School of Accounting.


The USC Corporate Governance Summit aims to create value, provide solutions, and cultivate successful leadership among our nation's top public and private companies. The Summit enables participants to develop board room best practices to effectively balance profitability with prudence and in turn become the stewards of sustainable business. The Summit is designed to give directors, officers, executives and other professionals the information they need to meet the challenges of governance today.

Co-Promoting Organizations


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

Hotel Information

Ritz-Carlton
Situated approximately 2.8 miles north of the USC campus in the heart of Downtown L.A., 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. Ritz-Carlton Website

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 LA Live Marriott Website

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 Los Angeles. 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. Omni Hotel Website

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 Website.

The Hilton Checkers Hotel
Also located in downtown Los Angeles, 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 Hilton Checkers Website

Three Forums of Continuing Education Are Available

As set forth in the National Registry Sponsor Agreement, the National Registry statement must be used in its entirety and without alteration, in promotional and other materials distributed to prospective course participants: USC Corporate Governance Summit is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Ave. North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Website: www.nasba.org

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 11.25 hours. 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 the event is eligible.

Return Policy

90% of the registration fee is refundable 30 days in advance, on or before October 9, 2012.

50% of the registration fee is refundable 7 days in advance, on or before November 1, 2012.

No cash refund is available after November 1, 2012.

After November 1, 2012, you may substitute an alternative attendee at either or both days.