Fairness and Solvency Opinions
Independent opinions for boards of directors and special committees.Fairness and Solvency Opinions
3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
On June 8, Duff & Phelps and the Chicago chapter of National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) will host a panel discussion on the basic principles of corporate governance. Private equity firms often offer valuable experience to their advancing professionals by appointing them to the Boards of Directors of their portfolio companies. In many cases, these less experienced Directors may not have the governance training as they begin this critical role for the company. Our panel of experts will educate first-time Directors to help them make decisions that maximize shareholder value and mitigate risks.
Our panel of experts will address and discuss:
The fundamentals of corporate governance
The Board’s key duties and responsibilities to all stakeholders and shareholders
Legal obligations of the Board
The Board’s role in strategy and risk
Jai Shekhawat, Founder and former CEO of Fieldglass
Dennis Chookaszian, former CNA Insurance Company chairman and chief executive officer from 1992 until 1999 and as chairman of the executive committee from 1999 to 2001
Doug Grissom, Managing Director of Madison Deadborn Partners
Chris Abbinante, Co-Leader of Private Equity of Sidley Austin, LLP
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