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Corporate Board Member Launches Lunchtime Webinar Series
Webinars Will Provide Directors with Informative, Easy-To-Access Updates on
Critical Corporate Governance Issues

New York, Sept. 14, 2011 — Corporate Board Member is launching a series of convenient, easy-to-access educational webinars designed to provide directors and officers with critical updates on issues shaping the corporate governance landscape from experts in a variety of fields.

The series kicks off Thursday, Sept.15, at noon EDT with a one-hour webinar titled, “D&O Liability: The Risk of Serving on a Board.” The webinar features guest speaker Steve Guggenheim, a partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosasti’s Palo Alto, Calif., office. This program will provide an in-depth look at directors’ personal and professional risks of sitting on a board, review Director & Officer policy trends, and offer tips on how board members can protect themselves.

This webinar will address the following questions, in addition to any raised by participants:

  • Are board members really at greater risk today? What are the trends?
  • What should directors know about their D&O policy?
  • What are smart boards doing to protect themselves?

Future webinars, scheduled every other week during the lunch hour, include:

  • September 28 - Regulatory Update: Washington, D.C.’s Impact on Corporate Decision Making
  • October 12 – Engaging with Institutional Investors and Proxy Advisory Firms
  • October 26 – Critical Issues Comp Committees Should Be Discussing Today for Tomorrow
  • November 10 – Board Portals: A Case Study of a More Effect Board
  • December 1 – Key Issues Impacting Audit Committee Agendas
  • December 14 – Succession Planning: Getting Process and Disclosure Right

“So much information is available to corporate directors on the latest trends in board governance that it’s sometimes difficult to discern what matters most,” said TK Kerstetter, president of Corporate Board Member. “That’s why we now offer these educational webinars in a distilled format, which allow busy board members to conveniently stay informed on critical issues.”

The fee for registrants is $95. Special note: Directors and selected officers who companies participate in the Corporate Board Member/NYSE Board Education Program will have unlimited access to all live webinars and will have exclusive access to the series on-demand, in addition to a wide range of educational opportunities, at no additional charge. For more information about the Board Education Program, visit

For more information about this webinar series, visit boardmembercom/conference.


About Corporate Board Member
Corporate Board Member, an NYSE Euronext Company, is the leading information and education resource for senior officers and directors of publicly traded corporations, large private companies, and Global 1000 firms. The quarterly publication, Corporate Board Member magazine, provides readers with decision-making tools to deal with the strategic and corporate governance challenges confronting their boards. Corporate Board Member further extends its governance leadership through an online resource center, conferences, roundtables, and timely research. The magazine maintains the most comprehensive, up-to-date database of directors and officers serving on boards of publicly traded companies listed with NYSE Euronext and The NASDAQ OMX Group Inc. stock exchanges. 

Jeff Krinks
Corporate Board Member
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