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  • Trade Wars, Tariffs, FIRRMA, and CFIUS: Your Top Questions Answered
    You can't turn the corner these days without hearing about CFIUS (The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States), tariffs, and the trade war, all of which have increased deal scrutiny, raising the stakes for careful management of cross-border transactions. Join The Rock Center for Corporate Governance and SVDX for a panel discussion of the most challenging issues that companies and investors will face in navigating the ever-changing regulatory framework and employing the latest strategies in mitigating risk. For more information, please visit the event website.
        Start: October 18, 2018 7:30 AM EST/PST
        End: October 18, 2018 9:30 AM EST/PST

  • Mandating Boardroom Gender Diversity: The Impact of California's SB 826
    There are too few women and minorities on corporate boards. California's SB 826, recently signed by Governor Jerry Brown, imposes financial penalties on publicly held corporations with headquarters in California if their boards have fewer than a legislatively mandated number of self-identified women directors. But will SB 826 achieve its intended effect? Will the "internal affairs" doctrine limit the law's effect to corporations charted in California? Does the law violate federal or state equal protection guarantees? Would litigating the statute pose risks for affirmative action more generally? Are quotas necessary to increase the representation of women on boards, or will they lead to tokenism and backlash? Why has progress been so slow despite professed commitments to board diversity? What does the experience of other countries that have implemented similar legislation tell us about the impact of boardroom quotas? Are there more effective ways to increase board diversity that may not have the same potential negative consequences? For more information, please visit the event website.
        Start: October 24, 2018 5:30 AM/PM EST/PST
        End: October 24, 2018 7:00 AM/PM EST/PST

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