Board Governance

Circling The Wagons: Don’t Always Back The CEO

When should boards circle the wagons to support their CEO during public attacks, and when should they keep their distance?
human capital

Get Ahead of the Next Big Investor Push: Human Capital Reporting

The only 10-K disclosure related to human capital is number of employees. There is a proposal from the agency from the Human Capital Coalition looking for more required reporting on issues like pay disparity and culture.

Secrets of Culture: What Former A.G. Eric Holder Learned From the Uber Investigation

In regards to his time at Uber, former A.G. Eric Holder says boards need to not pay too much deference to CEOs and superstar founders. He shares his other insights on what he learned from his investigation into the company.
SEC Commissioner Robert Jackson

SEC Commissioner: Rethink 8K Disclosures for Cyber Security

SEC Commissioner Robert Jackson Jr. said this week at a conference cyber security is the number one issue boards must get a handle on right now. He specifically called for a change to 8K disclosures.

Global Uncertainty Remains the Norm in Financial Services Regulation

In a recent survey, 95 percent of finance firms based in the UK and U.S. say financial regulations will increase costs, and almost a quarter said they will spend more than 5 percent of their annual revenue on compliance by 2023.

Is Data Breach Liability Inching Toward The Board Room?

In 2017, high-profile data breaches continued to create major legal issues for some of the country’s largest corporations. In part one of a two-part article, a pair of securities and shareholder litigation lawyers look at what this may mean for officers and directors in terms of liability.

To Manage Cyber Risk, Boards Need More Insight

Cyber risk, which has always represented a significant area of enterprise risk, is finally being acknowledged as intersecting with other areas of the board’s oversight.

Board Under Siege: What Wells Fargo Did Right (And Wrong)

The real test for good governance occurs in the wake of a crisis.

Shareholder Engagement: A Balancing Act

Board members share whether their oversight responsibilities should mandate regular communication with shareholders.