Agenda for 2024 Director's Academy

October 31st, 2024

8:00 – 8:30am

Registration & Continental Networking Breakfast

8:30 – 8:35am

Welcome & PCCE Rule

  • Jennifer Arlen, Faculty Director, PCCE

8:35 – 8:45am

Dean’s Welcome

  • Troy McKenzie, Dean and Cecilia Goetz Professor of Law, NYU Law

8:50 – 9:55am

Plenary Panel: Effective Management of the CEO: Experienced Directors Discuss CEO Succession Planning and Executive Talent Development

Moderator:

  • Ed Rock, Professor, NYU Law; Co-Director, Institute for Corporate Governance and Finance

Panelists:

  • David Katz, Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen and Katz 
  • Jane Sherburne, Principal, Sherburne PLLC; Director, Perella Weinberg Partners; HSBC North America Holdings; Teledyne Technologies, Inc.
  • TBA
  • TBA

9:55 – 10:20am

Networking Coffee Break

10:20 – 11:30am

Plenary Panel: Board Governance of Business Risk in an Interconnected and Evolving World

Moderator:

  • Lisa Shalett MPowerPartners; Pennymac

Panelists:

  • Isaac (Ike) Harris, Director, Lumentum; ZT Systems
  • Stephen Cutler, Of Counsel, Simpson Thacher and Bartlett LLP; Director, Lending Club Corporation; former Vice Chair and General Counsel, JPMorgan Chase
  • Darren McDew, Retired General, U.S. Air Force; Director, USAA, Parsons Corporation, Abbott Laboratories; former Director, Rolls-Royce of North America
  • TBA

11:35am – 12:15pm

Fireside Chat on DEI Topic

Moderator:

  • Jane Sadowsky, Senior Advisor – Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Moelis and Company; Director, Allied Gold Inc, Nexa Resources, Scientific Games; Faculty Member, NACD

Speakers:

  • Kenji Yoshino, Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law, NYU School of Law

12:25 – 1:40pm

Networking Lunch & Keynote

Moderator:

  • Robert Jackson, Professor, NYU School of Law

Speaker:

  • Erik Gerding, Director of Corporate Finance, SEC

1:50 – 2:40pm

Breakout Sessions

Accounting for Directors

  • TBA

Compensation

  • Rady Johnson, CCO, Pfizer
  • Linda Addison, Lead Independent Director and former Chair of the Compensation Committee, Global Life; Director, Lexitas

Strategies for Effective Board and Committee Meetings

  • Sheila Bangalore, Independent Director, Games Global; Councilmember, Nasdaq Center for Board Excellence

2:40 – 3:05pm

Networking Coffee Break

3:05 – 3:45pm

Keynote & Fireside Chat: New and Persistent Cyber Threats Overlooked by Boards and Management: Lessons for Boards

Moderator:

  • Joseph Facciponti, Executive Director, PCCE

Speaker:

  • Ismail Ramsey, U.S. Attorney, Northern District of California
  • Matt Olsen, Assistant Attorney General, National Security Division, DOJ

3:50 – 4:55pm

Plenary Panel: Board Governance of Cybersecurity

Moderator:

  • Joseph Facciponti, Executive Director, PCCE

Panelists:

  • Larry Quinlan, UBS Americans, ServiceNow Inc, JLL, Booking Holdings, Delinea; retired CIO, Deloitte
  • Douglas Bloom, Managing Director, Co-Head of Cybersecurity and Privacy Law, Morgan Stanley
  • Urs Foley, Director, Chair of Compensation Committee, and Member of Audit Committee, Greenlight Re; Director and Member, Risk and Technology Committees, Provident Bank
  • Judy Titera, Former Chief Privacy Officer USAA; Independent Board Director, MS Transverse; Strategic Advisor, RadarFirst

4:55 – 5:30pm

Reception

5:40 – 7:00pm

Networking Dinner & Keynote

  • Moderator: Jennifer Arlen, Faculty Director, PCCE
  • Speaker:  Marshall Miller, Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General, DOJ

 

November 1st, 2024

8:30 – 8:55am

Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:55 – 9:00am

Welcome & PCCE Rule

  • Joseph Facciponti, Executive Director, PCCE

9:00 – 10:10am

Plenary Panel: AI: Opportunities and Risks

Moderator:

  • Avi Gesser, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton

Panelists:

  • Cheemin Bo-Linn, Director, Flux Power; Data I/O; KORE Wireless; Blackline Safety
  • Samantha Kappagoda, Independent Director, Credit Suisse Funds; Chief Data Scientist, Numerati Partners
  • Christina Montgomery, Chief Privacy and Trust Officer, IBM
  • Sabastian Niles, General Counsel, Salesforce

10:10 – 10:30am

Networking Coffee Break

10:30 – 11:20am

Presentation: Director Liability for Legal Risk & FSC: Director Liability for Legal Risk: Emerging Issues for Boards

Preliminary Presentation:

  • Jennifer Arlen, Faculty Director, PCCE

Fireside Chat Moderator:

  • Jennifer Arlen, Faculty Director, PCCE

Fireside Chat Speaker:

  • Travis Laster, Vice Chancellor, Delaware Chancery Court

11:20am – 12:10pm

Plenary Panel: Governance of Legal Risk

Moderator:

  • Jennifer Arlen, Faculty Director, PCCE

Panelists:

  • Dan Kahn, Partner, Davis Polk
  • Bonnie Jonas, Co-Founder, Pallas Global Group; Director, Churchill Capital Corp VI; Churchill Capital Corp VII  
  • David Greenberg, CEO, Acqua Recovery; Director and Chair, Governance and Risk Assessment Committees, International Seaways
  • Stuart Levy, CLO, Oracle

12:20 – 1:40pm

Networking Lunch & Keynote

  • Speaker: Dan Houston, CEO, Principal Financial

1:50 – 2:40pm

Breakout Sessions

Antitrust

  • Daniel Francis, Professor, NYU School of Law
  • Kathy O'Neill, Partner, Cooley
  • Ian Conner, Partner, Latham & Watkins

Climate Change including SEC Reporting Rules

  • Tensie Whelan, Professor, NYU Stern; Director, NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business; former Director, Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd  
  • Nik Mittal, Director, JetBlue Airways

Board Succession Planning, Board Culture and Director Performance

  • Ellen Jewett, Director, Booz Allen Hamilton, JetBlue Airways
  • Julie Daum, Consultant, Head of North American Board Practice, Spencer Stuart

2:40 – 3:00pm

Networking Coffee Break

3:00 – 4:05pm

Panel: Crisis Management

Moderator:

  • Nancy Kestenbaum, Partner, Covington & Burling

Panelists:

  • Doug Lankler, General Counsel, Pfizer
  • Elane Stock, Director, Reckitt
  • Jamie Gorelick, Director, Amazon, Chair, Nominating and Governance Committee); Verisign
  • TBA

4:10 – 5:00pm

Closing Keynote & Fireside Chat

Speaker:

  • Alicia Syrett, Founder, Madam Chair & Pantegrion Capital

5:00 – 6:00pm

Networking Reception