Nominating and Governance Committee Director Roundtable
The NACD Northwest Chapter and Perkins Coie invite you to a roundtable discussion on emerging nominating and governance practices and topics. This will be an interactive exchange of ideas and experiences among fellow directors serving on nominating and governance committees. Space is limited so please register as soon as possible to reserve your seat.
Topics will include the following as well as any other topics participants would like to discuss:
Board composition in the face of increased activism by various stakeholders on climate change, board diversity, and emerging social issues
Addressing the California statutory requirement for greater gender equity on public company boards
The committee’s role in building proficiency (i.e., board composition, evaluation, and education) in adaptive governance, which improves the board’s ability to provide oversight of disruptive risks
The committee’s role in CEO succession planning
European governance requirements on disclosure of gender pay gap and gender equity and what it may mean for U.S. companies
2019 proxy advisor policy changes and the implications for this proxy season
The role of the nom/gov committee in providing oversight for resolution of nonfinancial hotline calls and in monitoring the health and integrity of organizational culture
Stewart Landefeld, partner and immediate past chair of the Perkins Coie Corporate practice, has counseled corporations and boards of directors for 30 years in the areas of corporate governance, securities compliance, mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, private equity investments, and venture capital. He has provided corporate governance and other general corporate counsel to dozens of leading companies, including Microsoft Corporation, Costco Wholesale Corporation, T-Mobile, Tribune Publishing Company, F5 Networks, Intermec Inc., Outerwall Inc., Cardiac Science Corporation, and The Seattle Mariners, among others. Stewart also has more than a decade of board leadership at various community organizations including the Pike Place Market PDA, The Seattle Foundation, Plymouth Housing Group, and the Seattle Art Museum.