NACD Board Leadership Conference NACD Chapter System

From the Boardroom to the Courtroom

October 27, 2016
Salt Lake City, UT



Every day, we see reports of corporate activities morphing into full-blown, headline-grabbing crises. These events spawn a host of government and regulatory investigations, enforcement actions, and shareholder litigation. Using a proprietary film produced by Dechert LLP – “A Price Worth Paying?” –  we will set the stage by going inside a fictional company, Maartel International, and dissecting how its corporate leaders created and attempted to address high-risk issues in the areas of setting executive compensation, conducting risk assessment and due diligence in Mergers & Acquisitions, and responding to serious whistleblower allegations. The film, packed with issues and designed to provoke lively debate, facilitates an interactive dialogue aimed at spotting hot topics and discussing how these corporate leaders failed to prevent and appropriately address these complex problems. Following the presentation of “A Price Worth Paying?,” we will turn to our distinguished panel of national practitioners and a former acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia for a discussion of how the crisis at Maartel will play out in the real world of high-stakes civil, criminal and regulatory litigation.

Our panel will discuss how to effectively defend these matters and, along the way, provide valuable insight on hot topics and trends in a wide array of areas, including:

Securities class action litigation
Derivative litigation against Directors and Officers
The use of special committees and special litigation committees
Department of Justice investigations and criminal enforcement
Securities and Exchange Commission investigations and enforcement
Managing parallel civil and criminal matters
Managing cross-border investigations
Crisis management and Public Relations
Key topics in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act/anti-corruption
Cyber-risk and data breaches
Director and Officers insurance
Trying complex disputes to juries


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Location and Time


Grand America
555 South Main Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM   Registration
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM   Presentation
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM   Networking Reception




Question about this Event?

Contact: Dechert: Sarah Aicher:

NACD Utah Chapter: Heather May: or (801) 550-3842