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Download: Connecting the General Counsel and the Board

Download: Connecting the General Counsel and the Board

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A guide published by the NACD reviews the three main indicators of an effective partnership between the general counsel and the board. The guide is available for free downloading.

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NACD Introduces New Initiative: The Strategic-Asset GC

NACD Introduces New Initiative: The Strategic-Asset GC

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The National Association of Corporate Directors has introduced the its new Strategic-Asset GC initiative, which recognizes the unique position general counsel hold relative to their boards of directors.

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Strengthening the Board’s Oversight of M&A

Strengthening the Board’s Oversight of M&A

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The National Association of Corporate Directors has made available a free executive summary of “Director Essentials: Strengthening the Oversight of M&A.”

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Criminal Probe Casts 2009 Ackman-Target Boardroom Brawl in New Light

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The same tactics cited in the criminal complaint were used to help Target defeat hedge fund activist Bill Ackman in 2009, according to a former Georgeson employee turned whistleblower, reports Reuters.

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NACD Executive Summary: Preparing the Board for Shareholder Activism

NACD Executive Summary: Preparing the Board for Shareholder Activism

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As year-round shareholder activism becomes the new norm in the American boardroom, directors are called upon to prepare for and respond to any possible activist challenges, the NACD reports.

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CEO Pay in 2015 Tamed by Bond Yields, Fed Expectations

CEO Pay in 2015 Tamed by Bond Yields, Fed Expectations

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Chief executives of the biggest U.S. corporations saw their pay rise in 2015 at the slowest rate in seven years, but it’s not because their boards were suddenly getting tough, according to a study by ISS Corporate Solutions and reported by Reuters.

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Survey Results: Toward a Value-Creating Board

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The amount of time board directors spend on their work and commit to strategy is rising, but in a new McKinsey Global Survey, few respondents rate their boards as effective at most tasks or report good feedback or training practices, according to an article on McKinsey’s website.

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