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The ESG Schism: Navigating Conflicting Stakeholder and Share

The ESG Schism: Navigating Conflicting Stakeholder & Shareholder Interests in Corporate America
Monday, May 6, 2024 | Program 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm | Reception 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm  
Online Registration is now closed. Walk In Registrations will be accepted!

Format: In-Person 

Program Fee (Includes Lunch and Reception):
$50 Members & Members of Co-Sponsoring Organizations | $75 Non-Members |$25 Law Students 
Members of Co-Sponsoring Organizations and Law Students please call Customer Relations at 212-382-6663 to register.

The program’s panel sessions will address corporations’ obligations to both shareholders and stakeholders under New York, Delaware, Texas, California, and European Union law. Panelists will focus on how attorneys can navigate the red-blue divide, as well as domestic versus European requirements internationally while advising their clients. The 4th session will use case studies to provide practical guidance on how counsel can help their multi-national corporate clients respond when mandates conflict.

1:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Introduction and Welcome 

1:15 pm – 2:15 pm
Session 1: The Stakeholder Movement in the United States today: An Overview, Questions and Directions

2:15 pm – 2:30 pm

2:30 pm  – 3:30 pm
Session 2: Domestic Law Practical Guidance: An Analysis of Legal Differences Across Texas, California, New York and Delaware

3:30 pm – 3:45 pm:

3:45 pm – 4:45 pm
Session 3: International Law Comparison: U.S. versus European attitudes towards corporate governance

4:15 pm – 5:00 pm

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Networking Reception and Interactive Workshop: Working Through Potential Conflicts

Panelists and Moderators:
David Berger, Wilson Sonsini
Charlie Cibrario Assereto, Adjunct Faculty, Columbia Law School

David A. Katz, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Deborah Praga, ESG Director, Alix Partners
Holly Gregory, Sidley Austin LLP
John Cannon, A&O Shearman
John Rousakis, O'Melveny & Myers LLP
Michael Posner, Director of the Center for Business and Human Rights, NYU Stern School of Business
Stephanie Jensen, Wilson Sonsini
Stephen L. Kass, Task Force on the Rule of Law 
William A. Wilson III, Wilson William

Sponsoring Committee:
Rule of Law Task Force, Marcy Kahn, Chair

Co-Sponsoring Committees:
Environmental LawJohn Rousakis and Jullee Kim, Co-Chairs
European Affairs, Katherine Gonzalez and Rafael Carmona, Co-Chairs

International Law, Victoria Pochtar, Chair
Council on International Affairs, Mark A. Meyers, Chair
Business and Human Rights, John Murray and Suzanne Knijnenburg, Co-Chairs

Co-Sponsoring Organizations:
Legal Pathways to Deep Decarbonization
Stern School of Business at New York University

Thank You to our Lunch and Reception Sponsors:
Cohen & Gresser
Compact Strategic Advisors LLC
Dunnington, Bartholow & Miller
Elliott Kwok Levine & Jaroslaw
Wakhariya & Wakhariya
Wilson William

New York City Bar Association 42 West 44th Street New York, NY 10036

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