SOURCE: Forum for Corporate Directors

Forum for Corporate Directors

October 19, 2010 21:01 ET

Chief Justice Myron Steele of the Delaware Supreme Court to Keynote the 4th Annual Governance Outlook Dinner Hosted by Forum for Corporate Directors (FCD)

Chief Justice Steele to Provide Insights Regarding Federal and State Corporate Law Issues in the Aftermath of Dodd-Frank While Addressing Why These Issues Matter to Board Members and Their Companies

NEWPORT BEACH, CA--(Marketwire - October 19, 2010) -  FCD is hosting Chief Justice Myron Steele of the Delaware Supreme Court at its 4th Annual Corporate Governance Outlook Dinner on Tuesday, October 26, 2010. Justice Steele is among the most influential and respected thought-leaders in the United States on corporate legal matters and governance issues. His keynote address will focus on how board members, executive officers and those who advise boards will be affected in 2011 by federal legislation enacted during the past year and by corresponding compliance with state corporate laws.

According to John Della Grotta, chairman of FCD and a partner at Paul, Hastings, Janofsky and Walker LLP, FCD's Annual Governance Outlook is a unique forum in Southern California with a real-time focus on those emerging issues most important to board members and executive officers. 

"As a preeminent authority on business law and governance, Chief Justice Steele's address at this year's Annual Governance Outlook provides a timely and rare opportunity for our members and guests to hear first-hand about the changing landscape in governance at both the federal and state level and the impact that these changes are likely to have on a number of key issues, including board composition and strategic direction," Della Grotta said.

Justice Steele will address such critical issues related to corporate governance and strategic business transactions as:

  • How will Delaware corporate law co-exist with Dodd-Frank? What issues could arise?
  • Given existing legal challenges to Dodd-Frank, are more challenges likely? On which issues? How might they be resolved?
  • Should we expect Delaware and other states to enact new corporate laws in the wake of Dodd-Frank? In what areas?
  • What are the recent developments under Delaware law in the area of M&A and other strategic business transactions?

The event will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010, at the Island Hotel, 690 Newport Center Drive in Newport Beach. For more information about the 4th Annual Governance Outlook Dinner with Chief Justice Steele and to register for this event, please visit Forum for Corporate Directors' website at

About the Forum for Corporate Directors

Founded in 1991, FCD is a non-profit business organization committed to increasing the effectiveness of directors, CEOs and senior level executives by anticipating important issues facing companies in today's global economy and presenting peer-to-peer forums to share ideas and key strategies. FCD members include many of Southern California's top business and corporate leaders. Corporate members include Abbott Medical Optics; Alacer Corp.; American Vanguard Corporation; California State University Fullerton Mihaylo College of Business & Economics; Conexant Systems, Inc; DDi Corp.; Emulex Corporation; George L. Argyros School of Business & Economics at Chapman University;; MFLEX; Microsemi Corporation; Mindspeed Technologies, Inc.; National Technical Systems; Newport Corporation; Powerwave Technologies; QLogic Corporation; Quality Systems Inc.; RealtyTrac, Inc.; SRS Labs, Inc.; and The Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine.

The mission of FCD is generously supported by its Sponsors: Leadership Sponsors: RiechesBaird and Stradling, Yocca, Carlson and Rauth*; Legacy Sponsors: Grant Thornton LLP, KPMG LLP, Microsemi Corporation, and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP; Heritage Sponsors: Deloitte, Ernst & Young LLP*, Latham & Watkins, PaulHastings and Union Bank; Sustaining Sponsors: Abbott Medical Optics Inc., BDO Seidman, LLP, Haskell & White LLP, and The Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine; Supporting Sponsors: Dorsey & Whitney LLP, Duff & Phelps, LLC, Emulex Corporation, Houlihan Lokey, Lockton Insurance Brokers, LLC, Marketwire, The Orange County Register, RSM McGladrey, Inc., and Woodruff-Sawyer & Co.

*Founding Sponsor

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