Thursday, January 28, 2010

The Altman Group: Governance Compendium

The proxy solicitation firm The Altman Group recently put together their first edition of "Governance Compendium Series".  The contributions are very good and cover a wide range of topics.  The .pdf can be downloaded from the company's website.

Below is a list of articles included in the publication:

Practical Solutions to Improve the Proxy Voting System.  A proposal submitted to: The Securities and Exchange Commission
By Kenneth L. Altman, President, The Altman Group

Momentus Changes Ahead for U.S. Corporate Governance
By Carol Bowie, RiskMetrics Governance Institute, Ted Allen, Risk&Governance Weekly Editor

The Future of Corporate Governance
By Richard Ferlauto, Director of Corporate Governance and Public Pension Programs for the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)

A Delaware Lawyer's Perspective on the Brave New World of Proxy Access, Say on Pay, De-Staggered Boards (etc.)
By John F. Grossbauer, Partner, Potter Anderson & Corroon, LLP.

Proactive Communications in a Shifting Landscape: Navigating the Changes in Corporate Governance and Shareholder Activism
By Jeremy Jacobs, Managing Director, and Joele Frank, Managing Partner, Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher 

Shareholder Proxy Access and the Balance of Power in Corporate Governance
By Roy J. Katzovicz, Chief Legal Officer, Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P.

The System Isn't Broken: A Legislative Parade of Horribles
By Martin Lipton and David Katz, Partners at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and Laura A. McIntosh, A Consulting Attorney to the firm 

Keep Calm and Carry On: US Corporate Governance Reform Needs a Push, Not a Push Back
By Anne Simpson, Senior Portfolio Manager, Global Equities; Head of Corporate Governance, CalPERS 

Developments in Proxy Contests and Corporate Governance
By Steve Wolosky and Adam Finerman, Olshan Grundman Frome Rosenzweig & Wolosky LLP

Governance Compendium Series, Volume 1