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    1. The Business Case for Boardroom Diversity

      The Business Case for Boardroom Diversity

      When Goldman Sachs announced that it would help companies go public only if they had at least one diverse board member — meaning that the bank wouldn’t work with I.P.O. hopefuls whose directors were all white men — it was met with a mix of support and skepticism. In the year since, with less fanfare, the bank has also built up a business to help recruit directors for those boards, which has expanded to cover public companies as well...

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    2. Management Cannot Unilaterally Preclude Directors From Obtaining Privileged Communications

      Management Cannot Unilaterally Preclude Directors From Obtaining Privileged Communications

      In In re WeWork Litigation, C.A. No. 2020-0258-AGB (Del. Ch. Aug. 21, 2020), a special committee of the board of directors of The We Company (the “Company”) sought to obtain certain privileged communication among management of the Company and its counsel in discovery arising from breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty case...

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    3. If Corporate Diversity Works, Show Me the Money

      If Corporate Diversity Works, Show Me the Money

      Corporate directors are called on to do a few important things: Hire a CEO and oversee management, provide strategic direction, protect and promote the interests of investors, and ensure the company’s books are honest. Now, many claim, directors should also represent the country’s demographics. That is the upshot of a requirement by one of America’s largest financial markets...

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    4. Outlook Darkens for Wall Street as Biden's Regulators Take Shape

      Outlook Darkens for Wall Street as Biden's Regulators Take Shape

      (Reuters) - Wall Street may be facing an uncomfortable four years after President-elect Joe Biden's team confirmed on Monday it planned to nominate two consumer champions to lead top financial agencies, signaling a tougher stance on the industry than many had anticipated. Gary Gensler will serve as chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Federal Trade Commission member Rohit Chopra will head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)...

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    5. A Dearth Of Boardroom Climate Expertise

      A Dearth Of Boardroom Climate Expertise

      As 2020 slowly fades into the rearview mirror and new data reveals the year was tied for the hottest on record, corporate boards appear ill-equipped to respond to risks stemming from the climate crisis. Bloomberg noted Wednesday that only 6% of 1,188 directors at 100 of the largest U.S. companies had “relevant credentials” in environmental protection, citing a study by the Stern Center for Sustainable Business at New York University...

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    6. ESG Activists Are Calling for Greater Board Diversity

      ESG Activists Are Calling for Greater Board Diversity

      Companies are reconfiguring their businesses to obviate any fallout from potential liabilities through greater adherence toward environmental, social, and governance principles. As they prep, the issue of diversity could be a major sticking point. Investment demand has shown that the ESG theme is quickly gaining traction...

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    7. Open Questions Remain after SEC Approves Primary Direct Listings on the NYSE

      Open Questions Remain after SEC Approves Primary Direct Listings on the NYSE

      Direct listings have emerged as one of the new innovative pathways to the U.S. public capital markets, thought to be ideal for entrepreneurial companies with a well-recognized brand name or easily understood business model. We have also found them attractive to companies that are already listed on a foreign exchange and are seeking a dual listing in the United States...

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