Legal Issues in the Year Ahead: What Directors and General Counsel Need to Know

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Date and Time

Wednesday, December 31, 1969 — Sunday, January 24, 2010 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




The University of San Diego School of Law and the Corporate Directors Forum have partnered to bring you this pre-conference session, kicking off the 2010 Directors Forum and USD School of Law's new Center for Corporate and Securities Law.

Pre-Conference Overview
Join law professor and former investment banker Frank Partnoy as USD School of Law hosts the inaugural event of its new Center for Corporate and Securities Law. National corporate law experts Professor Partnoy; Vice Chancellor Leo E. Strine, Jr., of the Delaware Court of Chancery; Darren J. Robbins of Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins LLP; and Koji Fukumura of Cooley Godward Kronish LLP will give you the inside scoop on what to expect in corporate regulation and litigation in the coming year at this preliminary conference of the 2010 Directors Forum (January 24-26, 2010, at the University of San Diego). Full Pre-Conference Agenda.

Pre-Conference MCLE Credit
The University of San Diego School of Law is a State Board of California approved MCLE provider, and certifies that this activity is approved for MCLE credit in the amount of 2.5 hours of general credit.

Pre-Conference Pricing

  • $100 – MCLE sessions only
  • $25 discount – USD Law alumni and CDF members
  • No cost for registered 2010 Directors Forum attendees

2010 Directors Forum

2010 Corporate Directors ForumThe 2010 Directors Forum brings together institutional investors, companies and regulatory organizations to talk about today’s unprecedented challenges and emerging corporate governance issues.

Keynote speakers for this year’s forum include Leo E. Strine, Jr., Vice Chancellor, Delaware Court of Chancery; Mary L. Schapiro, Chairman, Securities and Exchange Commission; John J. Castellani, President, Business Roundtable; and William A. Ackman, Founder and Managing Partner, Pershing Square Capital Management LP.
Full 2010 Directors Forum Agenda.

Now in its fifth year, and one of the country’s premier corporate governance conferences, Directors Forum offers up-close interaction with today’s corporate governance thought leaders.

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Pre-Conference Agenda (January 24)

SESSION 1: What to Expect in Regulation
2 - 3:15 p.m.
Professor Frank Partnoy, director of the USD Center for Corporate and Securities Law
Panelists will focus on recent initiatives by the Securities and Exchange Commission, including proposals related to exacutive compensation and proxy acess, as well as recent legislative proposals.

3:15 - 3:30 p.m.

SESSION 2: What to Expect in Litigation
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Vice Chancellor Leo E. Strine, Jr., Delaware Court of Chancery
Darren J. Robbins, Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins LLP
Koji Fukumura, Cooley Godward Kronish LLP
This panel will focus on difficult litigation issues in recent corporate and securities disputes. Panelists will cover perspectives of leading judges, plaintiffs' attorneys and defense attorneys in recent cases.

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

6:00 p.m.

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