Directors’ Academy

Vanderbilt Hall

The Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement’s 2024 Directors’ Academy provides an opportunity for directors and C-suite executives of publicly-held and privately-held companies to engage with CEOs, government officials, scholars and other directors for off-the-record conversations about new issues and evolving views relating to: legal and business risks, AI, cybersecurity, DEI, climate change, new directions in government enforcement and governance issues, including CEO succession planning, effective board meetings, and shareholder activism.

In addition to the above topics, this program is the only program of its kind that includes a specialized focus on the legal and regulatory framework that impacts governance and board responsibilities and liability.

Read more about our 2023 and 2022 Directors' Academies here. Read more about our 2021 Directors' Academy.   

When and Where

  • October 31 and November 1, 2024
  • NYU Law (in-person)

Cost & Register

$500 (1 day); $900 (Both Days) 
Group Discount $700 per person (Both days)*

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Keynote Speakers

Erik Gerding

Erik Gerding, Director of Corporate Finance, SEC

Dan Houston

Dan Houston, CEO, Principal Financial

Travis Laster

Travis Laster, Vice Chancellor, Delaware Chancery Court

Marshall Miller

Marshall Miller, Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General, DOJ

Matt Olsen

Matt Olsen, Assistant Attorney General, National Security, DOJ

Ismail Ramsey

Ismail Ramsey, U.S. Attorney, District of Northern California

Who is this program for?

This two-day, in-person program is for:

  • New board members of publicly-held and privately-held companies looking for exposure to directors’ oversight and risk management responsibilities, as well as interacting effectively with management
  • Experienced board members of publicly-held and privately-held companies seeking insight into legal risk as well as a deeper understanding of managing new technologies and fast-developing risks facing firms.
  • C-Level executives of publicly-held and privately-held companies that want to broaden their understanding of board service and responsibilities and learn how to more effectively raise legal risk issues with their boards

Why enroll in the Director's Academy? 

  • The Director's Academy provides a deep examination of corporate governance, AI, compliance, cybersecurity, accounting, ESG, DEI, activist investors, the changing legal and regulatory landscape, and succession planning. 
  • Participants come away with insights from government speakers on current regulatory matters as well as actionable, academic-backed research that takes a critical look at emerging legal liabilities for boards.  
  • Board members of publicly-held and privately-held companies get comprehensive coaching in the necessary skills and cutting-edge issues that impact the governance of enterprise and legal risk and financial performance.
  • Attendees can expect to engage in dialogue with respected C-suite executives, experienced directors, regulators, and scholars from a variety of industries and fields. Participants can also connect during networking breaks, receptions, and meals.
  • Read about last year's Director's Academy 

What is included in the cost?

  • CLE credits for newly admitted and experienced attorneys
  • NACD recertification credits
  • PCCE Directors’ Certificate of Completion for each day attended
  • Option to self-apply for CPE for IAPP certified attendees* 
  • Networking lunches, breaks and specialized breakouts
  • Continental breakfast, catered lunches both days, keynote dinner on October 31st, and a reception on November 1st

*Cost: $900 per person for 2 days, $500 for 1 day, $700 per person for boards that have 3 or more people register.  Email Carolyn.Pautz@nyu.edu for more information on how to access the group rate.

Select Past Speakers

  • Cheemin Bo-Linn, Data I/O, KORE Wireless, Blackline Safety
  • Angela Braly, Procter & Gamble, ExxonMobile, Brookfield Corp.
  • Lloyd Campbell, SpencerStuart
  • Stephen Cutler, LendingClub Corp.
  • Julie Daum, SpencerStuart
  • Tom Glocer, BlueVoyant, Morgan Stanley, Merck & Co., Publicis Groupe, Capitolis
  • Gurbir Grewal, Director of Enforcement, SEC
  • Samantha Kappagoda, Credit Suisse US Mutual Funds  
  • David Katz, Partner, Watchtell Lipton Rosen & Katz
  • Marshall Miller, Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General, DOJ
  • Larry Quinlan, UBS Americas, ServiceNow Inc., JLL, Booking Holdings; Delinea
  • Kathryn Reimann, LendingClub Corporation
  • Jane Sandowsky, Allied Gold Inc, Nexa Resources, Scientific Games; Faculty Member, NACD
  • Lisa Shalett, PennyMac Financial, Accuweather, Bully Pulpit Interactive
  • Jane Sherburne, Perella Weinberg Partners, HSBC North America Holdings, Teledyne Technologies, Inc.
  • Alicia Syrett, Digimarc