2013 Shareholder Activism Conference

Essex-House-3 2013 Annual Global Shareholder Activism Conference

Friday, December 6, 2013

8am - 4pm: Conference
6pm: Dinner & Keynote

JW Marriott Essex House, New York City

The IIEF 2013 Annual Global Shareholder Activism Conference featured a full day of sessions on timely corporate governance topics moderated by leaders in the field, followed by dinner and keynote speaker.

General Sessions

Detroit: Is it a Show Coming to Your Town?

  • William Brandt Jr, Development Specialist
  • Michele Evermore, The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Richard Levin, Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore
  • Matthew Morris, Director, Grant & Eisenhofer P.A.
  • Damon Silvers, Director of Policy & Special Counsel, AFL-CIO

Hot Topics in Delaware Law 

  • Stuart Grant, Managing Director, Grant & Eisenhofer P.A.
  • Lawrence Hamermesh, Director; Widener Institute of Delaware Corporate Law, Widener University School of Law
  • Jeffrey Horvitz, Vice Chairman, Moreland Management Company
  • Stephen Lamb, Partner; Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
  • Leo Strine, Jr., Chancellor, Delaware Court of Chancery

Fraudulent Conveyance Law - Offensive Use v. LBO Sponsors and
Defensive Use v. Former Shareholders

  • Geoff Jarvis, Director, Grant & Eisenhofer P.A.
  • Marc Kirschner, Marc S. Kirschner, Esq.
  • Piret Loone, Corporate Counsel, Franklin Templeton Investments
  • Gregg Mashberg, Partner, Proskauer Rose LLP
  • Steve Pohl, Partner, Brown Rudnick, LLP

Foreign Litigation: Investor Claims v. Non-U.S. Companies
after Morrison 

  • Brian Bartow, General Counsel, California State Teachers' Retirement  System (CALSTRS)
  • Jay Chaudhuri, General Counsel/Sr Policy Advisor, North Carolina  Department of State Treasurer
  • Jay Eisenhofer, Managing Director, Grant & Eisenhofer P.A.
  • Alexander Reus, Founding Partner, Diaz Reus LLP
  • Jim Sabella, Director, Grant & Eisenhofer P.A.

Dinner Keynote

New York Times Columnist Joe Nocera

Joe Nocera is a world-renowned business columnist who has spent the last 30 yearsjoe nocera simplifying the most complicated business issues for the everyday reader. Nocera currently publishes an Op-Ed column in the New York Times twice a week. Before joining The Opinion Pages in April 2011, he wrote the Talking Business column for The New York Times each Saturday and was a staff writer for The New York Times Magazine. In addition to his work at The Times, he serves as a regular business commentator for NPR’s Weekend Edition with Scott Simon.

Breakout Sessions

  • In Pari Delicto
  • Federal Securities Update
  • Class Certification & Arbitration
  • Supreme Court Review
  • False Claims Update
Featured Panelists for Breakout Sessions:
  • Jill Fisch, Professor, U Penn Law School
  • Richard Harpootlian, Esq.
  • Michael Herrera, Los Angeles County Employees Retirement System
  • Alex Moglia, President, Moglia Advisors
  • Bill Nettles, U.S. Attorney, District of South Carolina
  • Scott Paris, Pharmacist/Pfizer Wyett Whistleblower
  • Richard Simon, NYC Office of the Comptroller
  • Lynn Szymoniak, Attorney/Mortgage Rob0-signing Whistleblower
  • Geoff Varga, Kinetic Partners US LLP

11 Years of Thought Leadership

Since 2002, the annual shareholder activism conferences have focused on issues of concern to institutional investors in the U.S. and throughout the world.  These events provide an opportunity to share information; examine trends, regulatory and legal rulings; share success stories and formulate strategies for improving returns through better corporate governance and ethics.

Each event brings together U.S. and international investors from a wide range of institutions - public, private, Taft-Hartley, private equity and hedge funds, family offices, regulators, the judiciary and investor advocates - with some of today's leading academics and advisors on corporate governance and shareholder activism.

CLE credits in most jurisdictions will be available to attendees.

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