The Board's Reliance on Corporate Counsel

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Jun 1, 2009

The corporate counsel is uniquely positioned to provide (and is responsible for providing) the board with support. This webcast will explore the role of corporate counsel in: 

  • Verifying that processes are in place to assist in identifying issues and information for board attention

  • Engaging the board and management in a discussion of expectations about how, when, and in what circumstances information will be provided

  • Developing questions that the “Persuasive Counselor” should ensure that the directors ask themselves about strategy and risk.

  • “Recalibrating Board Thinking” - Counsel must see to it that boards recalibrate their thinking in decision-making and oversight to deal with what may have become a “crisis norm.”


E. Norman Veasey
Former Chief Justice, Delaware Supreme Court
Senior Partner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP


Steven R. Walker
Deputy Director, Board Advisory Services & Corporate Secretary
National Association of Corporate Directors


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The Board's Reliance on Corporate Counsel
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