Thought Leadership

2020 Houston Board of Directors Forum Highlights


“The Inside Scoop" on a Board's Oversight Duties and Potential Liability: The "Blue Bell" Case and the Follow-Ups

  • Valerie Banner - Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at Exterran Corporation and Director and Nominating & Governance Committee Member of Main Street Capital Corporation
  • Patrick Mullen - Former CEO at CB&I, Former Director at Vectren
  • Travis Wofford - Partner at Baker Botts
  • Amy Hefley - Partner at Baker Botts

Managing Liabilities and Leading Your Company In the (Coming) Downturn

  • Lori Gobillot - Director of Republic Airways and Magellan Midstream Partners, and former director of Bristow Group, Inc.
  • Matthew Niemann - Senior Managing Director at Houlihan Lokey, Director at William Lyons Homes
  • Bob Duffy - Senior Managing Director for Corporate Finance at Berkeley Research Group, LLC
  • Robin Spigel - Partner at Baker Botts
  • Moderator: Manny Grillo - Partner at Baker Botts

What's So Special About Special Committees?

  • Albert Garner - Vice Chair - Investment Banking at Lazard
  • Carin Barth - Board of Directors at Enterprise Products Partners L.P.
  • Lee Charles - Partner at Baker Botts
  • Moderator: Michael Swidler - Partner at Baker Botts

Mini Session: The Continuing Evolution of the Audit: Where Are We In 2020?

  • Phil Wedemeyer - Member of the Deloitte Audit Quality Advisory Council
  • Josh Davidson - Partner at Baker Botts

Mini Session: A Seat at the (Round)Table: Evolving Perspectives on Shareholder Primacy

  • Mary P. Ricciardello - Board of Directors at Devon Energy and Noble Corporation
  • Kelly B. Rose - Senior Vice President, Legal, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at ConocoPhillips
  • Clint Rancher - Partner at Baker Botts

A View From the Potomac: Antitrust Waves and Privacy Cross Currents?

  • Darren Bush - Professor of Law at the University of Houston Law Center
  • Maureen Ohlhausen - Partner at Baker Botts, former Federal Trade Commission Acting Chairperson and Commissioner

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