Cleary Gottlieb and The Conference Board recently hosted the webcast “A Discussion on Long-Termism, Activist Hedge Funds and Staggered Boards”.  The webcast was moderated by Doug Chia of The Conference Board Governance Center, and the panelists were:

  • Arthur Kohn, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb
  • Neil Whoriskey, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb
  • Ken Bertsch, Executive Director, Council of Institutional Investors
  • Professor Charles Elson, Weinberg Center at the University of Delaware

Topics discussed included:

  • Whether or not activists are good (or not-so-good) for US public companies
  • The history of staggered boards
  • The role staggered boards play in discouraging – or attracting – activists
  • The impact activism has on short- and long-term corporate performance

For access to the recording of the webcast, please click here.