John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance

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News and Highlights from the Weinberg Center:

Save the Date – April 22, 2014 - "Enhancing the Audit Committee Report:  A Call to Action"

The Center will be co-sponsoring a roundtable on April 22, 2014 with the Center for Audit Quality at the University of Delaware.  The program will be based on the recent report issued by a group of corporate governance and policy organizations, “Enhancing the Audit Committee Report – A Call to Action.”  The Audit Committee Collaboration calls on audit committees of public companies of all sizes and industries to proactively strengthen their public disclosures in order to more effectively convey to investors and others the critical aspects of the important work that audit committees currently perform.

Weinberg Article on the "Management Knowledge-Captured Board

Ann C. Mulé, Associate Director, and Charles M. Elson, Director, of the Weinberg Center, have recently published an article in the first quarter 2014 edition of Directors & Boards magazine.  The article is about the importance of independent director industry expertise on a public company board and the dangers of a “management knowledge-captured board.” 

Deadline for the Millstein Center's Rising Star of Corporate Governance Award

The Millstein Center is accepting nominations for their Rising Star in Corporate Governance 2014.  The deadline is April 18, 2014.  For details on the award, together with the online nomination form, click HERE to go the Millstein Center's website.

Delaware Law Issues Update

On November 20 – 21, 2013, the first Delaware Law Issues Update conference co-sponsored by the Weinberg Center and the Society of Corporate Secretaries & Governance Professionals, in partnership with the State of Delaware, took place on the University of Delaware campus.  The conference was co-chaired by partners at leading Delaware and Wall Street law firms.   The panels covered recent Delaware case law and the proactive steps that should be taken by those who regularly advise boards of directors.  For more information, see Past Events - 2013.

The State of Delaware has launched a new website, Delaware Corporate Law, and a new blog, Delaware Corporate and Legal Issues Blog.

News Highlights

April 22: 'Enhancing Audit Committee Report'

Weinberg Center, Center for Audit Quality co-sponsor call to action program

The John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance and the Center for Audit Quality are co-sponsoring a program, "Enhancing the Audit Committee Report: A Call to Action," Tuesday, April 22, at 9:30 a.m. in Gore Recital Hall.

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