Shareholder Engagement:
What is 'Appropriate'?

European Corporate Governance Institute
Thursday, 15th December 2011
Securities and Exchange Commission
Washington DC

The Polish Presidency of the Council of the European Union
A free all-day conference under the auspices of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the European Commission, organised by the European Corporate Governance Institute and the Columbia Law School. With Poland holding the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the organisers are most grateful for the support of the Polish Embassy in Washington and for the sponsorship of the 2011 conference by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
Programme | Presentations | Video recording | Continuing Legal Education | List of attendees | Background to the Dialogue
List of Attending Delegates
Mr William Ackman
CEO, Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P., USA (Speaker)
Mr Jason Allegrante
Sr. Financial Econ Analyst, Federal Reserve Bank of NY, USA
Mr Mats Andersson
Chief Executive Officer, The Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund (AP4), Sweden (Speaker)
Mr Luca Barlassina
Attorney, Pavia e Ansaldo, Italy
Professor Marco Becht
ECGI Executive Director and Professor of Finance and Economics, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium (Speaker)
Mr David Berger
Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, USA
Mr Aaron Bernstein
Editor, Global Proxy Watch, USA
Ms Barbara Blackford
Senior Advisor, The Conference Board Governance Center, USA (Speaker)
Dr Carolyn Brancato
Founder, Gov. Center & Directors' Institute, The Conference Board, USA
Ms Catherine Bromilow
Partner, PwC, USA
Dr Donald Calvin
Chairman, International Business Enterprises, Inc, USA
Ms Nadia Calvino
Deputy Director General , DG Internal Market and Services, European Commission, Belgium (Speaker)
Professor Marilyn Blumberg Cane
Professor of Law, Nova Southeastern University, USA
Ms Paola Carlotti
Lawyer, Pavia e Ansaldo, Italy
Mrs Alessandra Casale
head of office, Assonime, Belgium
Mr Federico Cenzi Venezze
Ph.D. candidate, University of Brescia (Italy), Italy
Mr Chris Cernich
Executive Director, ISS, USA
Ms Rhian Chilcott
International Director, The CBI, USA
Dr Salome Cisnal de Ugarte
Counsel, Mayer Brown, Belgium
Dr Andrew Clearfield
President, Investment Initiatives LLC, USA
Mr Michael Coco
Senior International Counsel, SEC, USA
Mrs Karen Collendavelloo
Consultant, IFC, USA
Mr William Crosby
President, The Crosby Group, LLC, USA
Mr Michel De Wolf
President, Institute of Registered Auditors Belgium, Belgium
Mr David Devlin
Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ireland
Mr Massimiliano Di Tommaso
Avvocato, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, Italy
Mr Hendrik Doobe
Research Associate, Institute of Law and Economics, Schmitz International, Germany
Mr Eric Ducoulombier
Acting Head, Company Law, Corporate Governance and Financial Crime Unit, DG Internal Market and Services, European Commission, Belgium (Speaker)
Mr Paul Dudek
Chief, International Corp. Finance, Securities and Exchange Commission, USA
Ms Jacqueline Edwards
Deputy Director, Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, USA
Professor Horst Eidenmüller
Chair of Private Law, German, European and International Company Law, University of Munich, Germany (Speaker)
Mr Matteo Erede
Research fellow, Università Bocconi, Italy
Dr Deborah Eskinazi
Corporate Governance Specialist, International Finance Corporation (IFC), USA
Mr Stephen Farr
Senior Associate, ISS, USA
Mr Richard Ferlauto
Deputy Director, OIEA, Securities and Exchange Commission, USA
Mr Peter Firestein
President, Global Strategic Communications, Inc., USA
Mr Edward Fleischman
Senior Counsel (retired), (formerly) Linklaters LLP , USA
Professor Julian Franks
Professor of Finance , London Business School , UK (Speaker)
Ms Chrystia Freeland
Global Editor-at-Large , Reuters, USA (Speaker)
Mr Jacob Frenkel
Partner, Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A., USA
Professor Martin Gelter
Associate Professor of Law, Fordham Law School, USA
Ms Ralitza Germanova
Project Coordinator, IFC Corporate Governance Forum, USA
Professor Ronald Gilson
Marc & Eva Stern Professor of Law and Business, Columbia Law School , USA (Speaker)
Dr Jayasree Gokhale
Counsel, FINRA, USA
Ms Amy Goodman
Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, USA
Professor Jeffrey Gordon
Alfred W. Bressler Professor of Law, Columbia Law School , USA (Speaker)
Ms cheryl gustitus
SVP, Marketing & Communications, ISS, USA
Ms Magdalena Heigl
LL.M, The Dickinson School of Law, USA
Mrs Guro Heimly
Senior Legal Adviser, Norges Bank Investment Management , Norway
Mr Michael Herskovich
Head of Corporate Governance, BNP Paribas Asset Management, France
Ms Patrice Howard
PhD Candidate, Columbia University, USA
Ms Kellie Huennekens
Assistant Director, Ernst & Young, USA
Mr Klaus Ilmonen
Visiting Researcher, Harvard Law School, USA
Ms Katharine Jackson
attorney, Duane Morris LLP, USA
Ms Sonia Jain
Attorney, USPS, USA
Mr John Jarrett
Founder and CEO, Jarrett & Associates, USA
Mr Leon Kamhi
Executive Director, Hermes Equity Ownersip Services, UK
Mr Erich Kandler
Partner, Deloitte, Austria
Ms Laura Kaplan
Leader, Office of US Government, Regulatory Affairs and Public Policy, PwC, USA
Mr Roy Katzovicz
Chief Legal Officer, Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P., USA
Ms Rosemary Kelly
Vice President-Inst Inv Relations, Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc., USA
Mr Peter Kerstens
Counselor, European Union Delegation to the USA, USA
Mr Peter Kimball
Head of U.S. Governance Research--Healthcare/Retail/TMT Sectors, ISS, USA
Ms Rebecca Konst
Government Relations Manager, Williams & Jensen, USA
Ms Marija Kramer
Executive Director Governance Services, ISS, USA
Ms Gretchen Krantz Evans
Attorney, N/A, USA
Dr Leslie Levy
Pres. & CEO, Directors Data, Inc., USA
Ms Eva Maria Liebmann
Financial Attachée, Embassy of Austria, USA
Mr R. Michael Lindsey
Lawyer, Morris and Morris LLC, USA
Ms Leena Linnainmaa
Deputy Director General, Finland Chamber of Commerce, Finland
Mr Martin Lipton
Founding Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen and Katz, USA (Speaker)
Ms Sandhya Mehta
Ms, Cicero, Mehta and Sprang, LLP, USA
Mr Jeremy Miller
Communications Director, ECGI, UK
Mrs Christine Miller
Membership and Administration, ECGI, UK
Mr James Miller
M&A and Contentious Analysis, MSCI - ISS, USA
Mr James Minogue
Attorney at Law, Minogue Law, USA
Mr Peter Montagnon
Senior Investment Adviser, Financial Reporting Council, UK
Mr Romain Ngassaki
Consultant, Nat-Africa Consulting, USA
Ms Sara Nocella
Visiting researcher, Columbia Law School, USA
Mr Ivan Oskolkov
Director of Department of innovation policy and corporate governance, Ministry of economic development of the Russian Federation, Russian Federation
Mrs Gulfer Ozsahin
Senior Expert, Capital Markets Board of Turkey, Turkey
Mr Eric Pan
Associate Director of the Office of International Affairs, Securities and Exchange Commission, USA (Speaker)
Mr Kosmas Papadopoulos
Senior Associate, ISS | MSCI, USA
Mr Remi Pierot
Counselor, European Parliament, USA
Professor Katharina Pistor
Professor of Law, Columbia Law School, USA (Speaker)
Ms Deborah Rasin
VP, General Counsel & Secretary, Dentsply International Inc., USA
Mr Antoni Reczek
Mr Brandon Rees
Deputy Director, Office of Investment, AFL-CIO, USA (Speaker)
Mr Craig Rhines
Investment Officer , CalPERS , USA
Ms Jennifer Riccardi
Senior Advisor, Embassy of Luxembourg, USA
Professor Edward Rock
Saul A. Fox Distinguished Professor of Business Law, Co-Director, Inst. for, University of Pennsylvania Law School, USA (Speaker)
Mr Almoro Rubin de Cervin
Financial Services Policy Unit , Directorate General Internal Market and Services, European Commission, Belgium
Mr Paolo Saguato
LL.M. Candidate, Ph.D. Candidate, Yale Law School - University of Genoa, USA
Ms Ayca Sandikcioglu
Expert, Capital Markets Board of Turkey, Turkey
Ms Karoline Sandvold
Trainee, NBIM, Norway
Ms Juliana Savi Jones
International Programs Assistant, Public Affairs Council, USA
Ms Mary Schapiro
Chairman, Securities and Exchange Commission, USA (Speaker)
Ms Eugenia Schenecker
admin, George Washington University, USA
Ms Alexandra Schreuder
attorney, Baker & McKenzie , The Netherlands
Mr Frederik Seeger
Managing Supervisor, Vox Global, USA
Mr Ghulam Shabbir Babar
Chief Executive, BABAR LAW ASSOCIATES, Pakistan
Mr Willoughby Sheane
Attorney-at-Law, Private Practice, USA
Mr Allen Smith
Research Analyst, Institutional Shareholder Services, USA
Ms Shauna Steele
Associate Director, Ernst & Young, USA
Dr Marina Stefou
Advisor, European Parliament, Belgium
Mr Gary Steinberg
Capital Stewardship Program, Service Employees International Union, USA
Ms Darla Stuckey
SVP Policy and Advocacy, Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals, USA
Dr Daniel Summerfield
Co-Head of Responsible Investment, USS, UK
Mr David Szafran
Secretary General, Institute of Registered Auditors Belgium, Belgium
Mr Neil Teller
Manager of Comparative & International Law Programs, Columbia Law School, USA
Mr Alex Todd
Founder,, Canada
Ms Runa Urheim
Senior Analyst Corporate Governance, Norges Bank Investment Management, Norway (Speaker)
Mr Umberto Viviani
Financial Attache', Embassy of Italy, USA
Professor Ed Waitzer
Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School, Canada
Ms Shirley Westcott
SVP, Alliance Advisors LLC, USA
Mr John Wilcox
Chairman, Sodali, USA
Ms Fathima Zahir
Consultant, RNH Pvt Ltd, USA
Professor Luigi Zingales
Robert C. McCormack Professor Entrepreneurship & Finance, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, USA (Speaker)