Thursday-Friday
October 27-28, 2011

Davidson Conference Center
USC University Park Campus
3415 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90089

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Speakers (invited or confirmed)


Mr. Dann V. Angeloff

President, The Angeloff Company
Served on 50 boards of directors
Current and recent ones: Bjurman Barry Funds, Electronic Recgclers luternational, Nicholas-Applegate Growth Equity Fund, Public Storage, Ready Pac Foods, Retirement Capital and SoftBrands, Inc.

Angeloff Confirmed

William Ballhaus

President and CEO (Ret.) The Aerospace Corporation
Former Vice President Engineering and Technology Lockheed Martin
Former President of Martin Marietta's Aero and Naval Systems and Civil Space and Communications.

Ballhaus Confirmed

Randolph Beatty

Former Dean of the Leventhal School of Accounting
Accounting Circle Professor of Accounting in University of Southern California
One of twelve "Masters of the Classroom" selected by Business Week

Beatty Confirmed

Judith Blumenthal

Professor, USC Marshall School of Business
Member, Board of Directors of Guess?, Inc
Former Associate Dean, Marshall School of Business

Blumenthal Confirmed

Duke Bristow

Economist, Marshall School of Business
USC Summit Chairman
Director Landec Corporation
Directorship 100
Golden Apple Teaching Award

Bristow Confirmed

James Brosnahan

Senior Partner Morrison & Foerster LLP
Inducted into the State Bar of California's "Trial Lawyers Hall of Fame"
Among top 30 trial lawyers in US, according to Legal 500 US

Brosnahan Confirmed

Stephen Brown

Director - Associate General Counsel, TIAA - GREF
Named "A Top 10 Global Rising Stars of Corporate Governance"
Board Member of Harlem Renaissance Economic Development Corporation

Brown Confirmed

The Honorable Carlos C. Campbell

President, Global21 and Initiative Films
Member Board of Directors: Resource American, Inc.(REXI/NASDAQ), and PICO Holdings, Inc. (PICO/NASDAQ), NACD Leadership Fellow and Directorship 100. Producer and Director "Expect the Unexpected"

Campbell Confirmed

Alexander Cappello

Chairman and CEO Cappello Capital Corp.
Lead Director Cheesecake Factory
Current or past boards of California Republic Bank, Inter-Tel, Koo Koo Roo, Cytrx Corp, Genius Products
USC Marshall Alumni
Past Trustee USC

Cappello Confirmed

Brian Cartwright

Senior Advisor Latham & Watkins LLP
Fellow of the Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University
Former General Counsel to the Securities and Exchange Commission

Cartwright Confirmed

Laurie Champion

Leads Aon's US ERM/Governance Practice
Previously Vice President Risk Management for Coca-Cola Enterprises
Previously Director Risk Management for Ford Motor Company

Champion Confirmed

Brian Cochrane

EVP and Global Leader of Aon M&A Solutions Practice

Cochrane Confirmed

Anne Corona

Senior Vice President Aon Financial Services Group
Member of Aon's D&O Practice Group

Corona Confirmed

Christopher Cox

28th Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission
Partner, Bingham McCutchen
Former Member of the House of Representatives
Previous Chairman of the House Policy Committee
Previous White House Senior Associate Counsel to the President

Cox Confirmed

Susan J. Crawford

Independent Director of Resources Connection, Inc.
Convening Authority for the Guantanamo military commissions
Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces; Former Inspector General of the Department of Defense

Crawford Confirmed

Colleen Cunningham

Global Managing Director Resources Global Professionals
Former advisor to FASB and IASB
Former CEO of Financial Executives International

Cunningham Confirmed

Terrence Dibble

Partner of KPMG
National Partner for Risk Management-Advisory Services at KPMG
Lead KPMG's Risk Management for its $1.5 Billion US Advisory Practices
Previously a Partner in the Audit Practice

Dibble Confirmed

Kate Duchene

Chief Legal Officer and Executive VP of Human Resources of Resources Global Professionals
Previously Practiced Law for O'Melveny & Myers LLP
President Elect on Board of Directors of Human Options

Duchene Confirmed

Steven Eisner

Manages the legal affairs of The Gores Group and its private equity funds and fro legal oversight of Gores' portfolio companies; Oversees insurance and risk management for Gores and its portfolio companies firm; Served as Vice President Affairs at Ameristar Casinos

Eisner Confirmed

James Ellis

Dean of Marshall School of Business
Previously USC's Vice Provost for Globalization
Professor of Marketing - Previously Named Professor of the Year
Golden Apple Teaching Award winner
Director of Capital Group and Quick Silver

Ellis Confirmed

John Emshwiller

Senior National Correspondent for The Wall Street Journal
Previously Los Angeles Bureau Chief for The Wall Street Journal
Author of "Scam Dogs and Mo-Mo Mamas"

Emshwiller Confirmed

John C. Erickson

Vice Chairman and Chief Corporate Banking Officer of Union Bank; Served as Vice Chairman and Chief Risk Officer of UnionBanCal Corporation and Union Bank, N.A.; Served as Senior Executive Vice President and Deputy Chief Risk Officer;

Erickson Confirmed

Fay Feeney

CEO, Risk for Good
Directorship 100 "People to Watch List."

Feeney Confirmed

John Filippone

Partner of Bingham McCutchen LLP
Member of Bingham's Southern California Regional Hiring Committee

Filippone Confirmed

Brian Goodman

Senior Practice Leader for Resources Global Professionals' Legal & Regulatory Practice
Serves on Board of Directors of Human Options
Honored as a OC METRO's 40 Under 40

Goodman Confirmed

Nick Greet

Managing Director of Aon Southern California
Primary Experience in Directors and Officers Liability

Greet Confirmed

Joseph A. Grundfest

A nationally prominent expert on capital markets, corporate governance, and securities litigation; Founded the award-winning Stanford Securities Class Action Clearinghouse; Launched Stanford Law School's executive education programs, and continues to co-direct Directors' College

Grundfest Confirmed

Pat Haden

Athletic director at the University of Southern California
Former general Partner of Riordan, Lewis & Haden ("RLH")
Former board member of Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEK), and Bradshaw International, Inc.
Quarterback for the USC football team from 1972-1974

Haden Confirmed

Lawrence Harris

Fred V. Keenan Chair in Finance
Professor of Finance and Business Economics; Author of "Trading and Exchanges: Market Microstructure for Practitioners"
Associate Editor of the Journal of Finance and Review of Financial Studies

Harris Confirmed

Chuck Hartmann

Managing Director, Merger & Acquisition of IBM Global Business Services
Externally recognized for excellence in an executive role in Corporate Investor Relations As a financial controller

Hartmann Confirmed

Jay Herron

Partner in O'Melveny & Myers LLP
Member of O'Melveny & Myers LLP's Mergers & Acquisitions Practice

Herron Confirmed

William Holder

Dean of Leventhal School of Accountancy; Alan Casden Dean's Chair; Former Ernst & Young Professor of Accounting at USC Marshall School of Business
Recipient of the Gold Medal Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Education Award

Holder Confirmed

John Laco

O'Melveny & Myers LLP Partner and Member of Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group
Recognized by The Legal 500 United States 2011 and 2010 Publication as a Private Equity Buyouts Leading Lawyer
Recognized by the 2011 International Financial Law Review 100

Laco Confirmed

Simon Lorne

Vice Chairman & Chief Legal Officer of Millennium Management LLC
Previously a Partner for Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
Previously General Counsel of the US Securities & Exchange Commission
Co-director of Stanford's Directors' College

Lorne Confirmed

Robert Magnuson

CEO Magnuson & Company
Previously Chief Operating Officer of Nicolas Holdings, LLC
Served on Boards of Computer World, Network World, and CXO Media

Magnuson Confirmed

Bernard Mathasiel

Executive Advisor of Achievo Corporation; Previously Senior Vice President and CIO for Solectron Corporation ; Previously Global CIO at Ford Motor Company and The Walt Disney Company; Board Member of E2Open, Baring Private Equity Asia, Packeteer, QD Technologies, AcXess

Mathaisel Confirmed

John Matsusaka

Vice Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs
Charles F. Sexton Chair in American Enterprise
Professor of Finance and Business Economics
President of Initiative and Referendum Institute

Matsusaka Confirmed

Mark McKee

Founder and President, Capital Alternatives, LLC.
Former President at Strome Investment Management
Former Founder and President at Private Equity Risk Management,

McKee Confirmed

Ken Merchant

Chair in Accounting Deloitte & Touche LLP
Professor at USC Marshall School of Business
Recipient of Three of the American Accounting Association's Notable Contributions to Research Awards

Merchant Confirmed

Ed Merino

Founder and CEO Officer of the Chairman
Served for Six Years as Director of Corporate Governance at a Big Four Accounting Firm's OC Regional Headquarters
Chairman Emeritus of the Forum for Corporate Directors, Orange County

Merino Confirmed

Diane Miller

President and CEO of Wilcox Miller & Nelson; Holds a Current Certificate of Director Education from NACD
Board Member on Audit and Compliance Committee and Vice Chair of Compensation Committee of Umpqua Holdings
Board Chair of NACD's Northern California Chapter Board

Miller Confirmed

Christian Mitchell

Vice Chairman of Marshall & Stevens' Board of Directors
Director of Special Value Opportunties Fund LLC
Formerly Deloitte's National Managing Partner of the Mortgage Banking and Finance Companies Practice

Mitchell Confirmed

Kevin Murphy

Kenneth Trefftzs Chair in Finance
Associate Editor for the Journal of Financial Economics and Journal of Corporate Finance
Previously Vice Dean For Faculty and Academic Affairs at USC Marshall

Murphy Confirmed

Caroline Nahas

Managing Director of Korn/Ferry International
Serves on Board of Directors of DineEquity, Inc
Received "Legacy Award" from NAWBO-LA in 2010

Nahas Confirmed

Patrick Niemann

Partner of Ernst & Young
Ernst & Young's Americas Advisory Council

Niemann Confirmed

Pamela Palmer

Partner for Latham & Watkins LLP
Named a Southern California "Super Lawyer" by Los Angeles Magazine Every Year Since 2005
Co-Chair of the Derivative Suits Committee of the American Bar Association's Class Actions & Derivative Suits Committee

Palmer Confirmed

Jay Rains

Member of DLA Piper's Global Board Executive Committee and Policy Committee
Member of DLA Piper US Office of the Chair
Listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business

Rains Confirmed

Robert Rasmussen

USC Law Dean
USC Law Carl Mason Franklin Chair in Law
Professor of Law and Political Science at USC Law School

Rasmussen Confirmed

David Robbins

Bingham McCutchen Partner
Previous Partner at Fried, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP Partner

Robbins Confirmed

Robert Rollo

Heidrick and Struggles Partner
Successfully Completed More Than 450 Senior-Level Executive Searches
Previously Vice Chairman and Leader of Highland Partners' Specialty Practice Sector
Chairman of Southern California Chapter NACD

Rollo Confirmed

David Rosenblum

Principal at Deloitte Consulting, LLP
Deloitte's NMD-Consulting Corporate Development
Previous COO for Strategy & Operations Practice

Rosenblum Confirmed

Andy Sale

Andy Sale leads Ernst & Young's practices; has served as the lead partner to many of the firm's major clients; Andy was appointed by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve to serve as a Director of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco; also passionate about community service.

Sale Confirmed

David Schlotterbeck

Former Chairman and CEO CareFusion Corporation
Lead the Split of Cardinal Health into Core Business and CareFusion

Schlotterbeck Confirmed

Wendy Shiba

Former Executive Vice President and General Counsel of KB Home
Previous Chief Legal Officer of PolyOne Corporation
Vice Chair of Board of Trustees for the Japanese American National Museum

Shiba Confirmed

Larraine Segil

Board member of Frontier Communications
Partner Emeritus and formerly owner and director of Vantage Partners
Senior research fellow at the IC2 Institute at the University of Texas, Austin
Entrepreneurs Board member for the UCLA Anderson School of Management
Regular commentator for CNN and CNBC

Segil Confirmed

Mike Sigal

Entrepreneur, consultant and advisor
Founder of StatsBank
Co-founder of Guidewire Group

Sigal Confirmed

Gary Singer

O'Melveny & Myers LLP Partner
Admitted to Practice at the US District Court, Central District of California
Former President of UC Irvine Chancellor's Club

Singer Confirmed

Michael Sitrick

Chairman and CEO Sitrick Brincko Group
Previous Senior Vice President Communications for Wickes Companies, Inc.
Previous Head of Communications and Government Affairs for National Can Corporation

Sitrick Confirmed

Walter Smiechewicz

Chief Audit Executive of First Niagara Bank
Previous Background at Deloitte & Touche
Member of Audit Integrity's Board of Advisors

Smiechewicz Confirmed

Myron Steele

Chief Justice Delaware Supreme Court
Previous Supreme Court Justice
Previous Vice Chancellor of the Court of Chancery

Steele Confirmed

Sharon Sullivan

Vice President, HR-Total Rewards
Eli Lilly and Company
Indianapolis, Indiana

Sullivan Confirmed

Lester Sussman

Senior Practice Leader of Resources Audit Solutions
Audit Partner with Deloitte & Touche
Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Accounting Officer of Gemstar TV Guide

Sussman Confirmed

Craig Tompkins

Executive Chairman and a Principal in Marshall & Stevens, Inc.
President of an NYSE Listed Company
Chief Financial Officer of an AMEX Listed Company

Tompkins Confirmed

James Ukropina

Counsel of O'Melveny & Myers LLP
CEO of Directions, LLC
Member of Boards of Trust Company of the West, The WM Keck Foundation, and Central Natural Resources

Ukropina Confirmed

Peter Waller

Independent Director of Websense Inc.
Previous CEO of Corinthian Colleges, Inc.
Previous President and COO of Corinthian Colleges

Waller Confirmed

Stephen Watkins

Vice President of AON Risk Services
chairman for Ondax, Inc

Watkins Confirmed

Richard Welch

Bingham McCutchen Partner
Previous Managing Partner of Riordan & McKinzie

Welch Confirmed

Daniel Wetzel

Managing Director of Pearl Meyer & Partners
Previous Southern California Practice Leader for Excutive & Incentive Pay at Watson Wyatt Worldwide
Previous Consultant at KPMG LLP

Wetzel Confirmed

Dean Yoost

Member of the Board of Directors of Pacific Life Insurance Company, Emulex Corporation, and Union Bank
Previous Senior Advisor to PricewaterhouseCoopers in Tokyo
Trustee of the University of California Irvine's Foundation

Yoost Confirmed

Norman Zukis

Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers
Author of "Boards and a Social Networking Driven Future" in NACD Directorships
On the Los Angeles Universal Preschool Corporate Council

Zukis Confirmed

Theme of the Year: Leading through Uncertainty

Program Schedule (subject to change):

Thursday, October 27
  • BREAKFAST
    7:30-7:55
    BREAKFAST WITH CHIEF JUSTICE STEELE
  • 7:55-8:00 WELCOME
    Duke Bristow - Chairman, USC Corporate Summit
  • 8:00-9:00 INTRODUCTION & KEYNOTE ADDRESS
    Introduction of Justice Steele
    James Ellis - Dean of the USC Marshall School of Business

    KEYNOTE: Reflections and the Future of Governance
    Myron T. Steele - 7th Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court
  • 9:00-9:45 PLENARY SESSION:
    Q&A with Chief Justice Steele
    Moderator: Duke Bristow - Professor, Marshall School of Business
    Brian Cartwright - SEC General Counsel 2006 - 2009
    Susan J. Crawford - Independent Director, Resources Connection, Inc.
    Myron T. Steele - 7th Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court
  • 9:45-10:00 BREAK
  • 10:00-11:15 BREAKOUT SESSION A:
    Audit Committee Challenges & Opportunities
    Moderator: Les Sussman - Senior Practice Leader, Resources Global Professionals
    Alexander L. Cappello - Chairman and CEO, Cappello Capital Corporation
    Terrence Dibble - Partner (Ret.), Risk Management Advisory at KPMG
    William Holder - Ernst & Young Professor of Accounting, Dean, USC Leventhal School of Accounting

    BREAKOUT SESSION B:
    Best Practices for Boards in M&A Transactions
    Moderator: John Laco - Partner, O'Melveny & Myers
    Brian Cochrane - EVP and Global Leader, Aon M&A Solutions
    Chuck Hartmann - Managing Director, leader IBM Merger & Acquisition, IBM Global Business Consulting Services
    Larraine Segil - Board member, Frontier Communications
    Gary Singer - Partner, O'Melveny & Myers

    BREAKOUT SESSION C:
    IT Disruption and the Boardroom
    Moderator: Norman Robert Zukis - Partner, PwC
    Bud Mathaisel - Executive Advisor, Achievo Corporation
    Mike Sigal - Founder, Stats Bank

    BREAKOUT SESSION D:
    Private Equity
    Moderator: Stephen Watkins - Vice President, Aon Risk Services
    Mark McKee - President, Capital Alternatives, LLC
    Steven Eisner - Senior Vice President, Fund General Counsel
    Richard Welch - Partner, Bingham
  • 11:15-12:30 PLENARY SESSION:
    Inside the Black Box: How Much Have Boards Really Changed?
    Moderator: Judith Blumenthal - Professor, USC Marshall School of Business
    Dann Angeloff - President, The Angeloff Company
    Stephen Brown - Director of Corporate Governance & Associate General Counsel, TIAA-CREF
    John L. Filippone - Partner, Bingham McCutchen LLP
    Caroline Nahas - Managing Director, Korn/Ferry International
  • LUNCH
    12:30-1:30
    DIRECTORS NETWORKING LUNCHEON
    Sponsored by Aon at Galen Center
    Welcome by Randolph Beatty - Accounting Circle Professor of Accounting
    Lawrence Harris - Fred V. Keenan Chair in Finance and Professor of Finance and Business Economics
    "The two most important and least addressed courses of the financial crisis."
  • 1:30-2:30 PLENARY SESSION:
    Washington's Legislative Agenda
    Introduction of Colleen Cunningham
    Randolph Beatty - Accounting Circle Professor of Accounting
    Colleen Cunningham - Global Managing Director, Resources Global Professionals
  • 2:30-2:45 BREAK
  • 2:45-4:00 BREAKOUT SESSION A:
    Developments in Corporate Governance:
    Say on Pay, Proxy Access, Separation in CEO and Chairman Roles, Staggered Boards
    Moderator: Stephen Brown - Director, Associate General Counsel, TIAA-CREF
    David Robbins - Partner, Bingham McCutchen
    Kate Duchene - Chief Legal Officer & Executive VP of Human Resources, Resources Global Professionals
    BREAKOUT SESSION B:
    Update and Advice on Directors' Personal Risks - D&O Insurance and Legal Advice
    Moderator: Bill Poulsen - AON
    Anne Corona - Senior Vice President Financial Services Group, Aon Risk Solutions
    Pamela Palmer - Partner, Latham and Watkins
    Craig Tompkins - Executive Chairman and Principal, Marshall and Stevens

    BREAKOUT SESSION C:
    What's New in the Digital World: A Director Briefing
    Moderator: Fay Feeney - CEO, Risk for Good
    Colleen Cunningham - Global Managing Director, Resources Global Professionals
    Robert Magnuson - CEO, Magnuson & Company

    BREAKOUT SESSION D:
    Kidnap and Ransom: "Expect the Unexpected"
    Moderator: Carlos C. Campbell - President, Global 21
  • 2:30-2:45 BREAK
    Sponsored by Capello Capital Corp
  • 4:00-5:00 PLENARY SESSION:
    The Board's Role in Driving Ethical Business Practices
    Moderator: Patrick Niemann - Partner, Ernst & Young
    Jay Herron - Partner, O'Melveny & Myers
    Simon Lorne - Vice Chairman & Chief Legal Officer, Millennium Management LLC
    Andy Sale - Senior Partner, Ernst & Young LLP
    Wendy Shiba - Former General Counsel of KB Home and Chief Legal Officer of PolyOne Corporation(Ret.)
  • 5:00-6:00 NETWORKING RECEPTION
    Sponsored by O'Melvany & Meyers


  • Friday, October 28
  • BREAKFAST
    7:30-7:55
    BREAKFAST
    Sponsored by Resources Global Professionals with
    Crisis Management Expert Michael Sitrick - Chairman & CEO of Sitrick and Company
  • 7:55-8:00 WELCOME
    Duke Bristow - Chairman, USC Corporate Summit
  • 8:00-9:00 PLENARY SESSION:
    Communicating in a Crisis
    Moderator: Michael Sitrick - Chairman & CEO, Sitrick Brincko Group
    James Brosnahan - Senior Partner, Morrison & Foerster
    John Emshwiller - Senior National Correspondent, The Wall Street Journal
    James R. Ukropina - Of Counsel, O'Melveny & Myers
  • 9:00-9:15 BREAK Sponsored by Union Bank
  • 9:15-10:30 BREAKOUT SESSION A:
    The Future of Compensation
    Moderator: Daniel Wetzel - Managing Partner, Pearl Meyer & Partners
    Diane Miller - President and CEO, Wilcox Miller & Nelson
    Kevin Murphy - Kenneth L. Trefftzs Chair in Finance, USC Marshall School of Business, Advisor to US Government on Executive Compensation
    Sharon Sullivan - Vice President, HR-Total Rewards, Eli Lilly and Company

    BREAKOUT SESSION B:
    How Should Information Flow to the Board?
    Moderator: Ken Merchant - Chair in Accountancy, Deloitte & Touche LLP and Professor, USC Marshall School of Business
    John C. Erickson - Vice Chairman and Chief Corporate Banking Officer, Union Bank
    M. Christian Mitchell - Vice Chairman, the Board of Directors, Marshall & Stevens
    James R. Ukropina - Counsel, O'Melveny & Myers LLP
    William F. Ballhaus - President and CEO(r), The Aerospace Corporation

    BREAKOUT SESSION C:
    Building an Effective Board
    Moderator: David Rosenblum - Principal, Deloitte Consulting
    Jay Rains - Partner, Global Co-Chair, Corporate Practice, DLA Piper
    Robert Rollo - Partner, Heidrick and Struggles
    David Schlotterbeck - Former Chairman and CEO, CareFusion Corporation

    BREAKOUT SESSION D:
    Global Risks, Global Opportunities
    Moderator: Ed Merino - CEO, Office of the Chairman
    Laurie Champion - Director Enterprise Risk Management, Aon Risk Solutions
    Walter Smiechewicz - Chief Audit Executive, First Niagara Bank
    Peter Waller - CEO, Corinthian Colleges, Inc.
    Dean Yoost - Managing Partner (Ret.), PwC
  • 10:30-11:45 PLENARY SESSION:
    The Governments in the Boardroom
    Introduction by John Matsusaka - Vice Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs, Charles F. Sexton Chair in American Enterprise, and Professor of Finance and Business Economics
    Moderator Brian Cartwright - Senior Advisor, Latham & Watkins
    Joseph A. Grundfest - W.A. Frank Professor of Law and Business, Stanford University
    Simon Lorne - Vice Chairman & Chief Legal Officer, Millennium Management
    Robert K. Rasmussen - Dean and Carl Mason Franklin Chair in Law and Professor of Law and Political Science, USC Goald School of Law
  • LUNCH
    11:45-1:00
    DIRECTORS NETWORKING LUNCHEON
    Sponsored by Bingham McCutchen
    Pat Haden - Athletic Director, University of Southern California
  • 1:00-2:00 INTRODUCTION & CLOSING KEYNOTE ADDRESS
    Introduction of Christopher Cox
    Brian Goodman - Senior Practice Leader, Legal & Regulatory, Resources Global Professionals

    CLOSING KEYNOTE:
    Are We Out of the Crisis Era
    Christopher Cox - Former SEC Chairman, Partner, Bingham McCutchen
  • 2:00 CONFERENCE CLOSE
    Duke Bristow - Professor, USC Marshall School of Business

Program at a Glance

When and where
October 27, 2011 (8am - 6pm)
October 28, 2011 (8am - 2pm)

Davidson Conference Center
USC University Park Campus
3415 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90089
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Cost of Participation
$2,495

Accreditations
ISS and TIAA-CREF
This Program has been accredited by Institutional Shareholder Services and TIAA-CREF for director education.

NACD
Approved for 8 CDE credits by the National Association of Corporate Directors.

MCLE Credit
USC Gould School of Law, a State Bar of California-approved MCLE provider, certifies that this activity qualifies for minimum continuing legal education credit in the amount of 11.25 hours.

CPE Eligibility
Approved for 13 CPE units

Sponsors
Resources Global Professionals
Aon Risk Solutions
Bingham McCutchen
Duff & Phelps
Latham & Watkins
O'Melveny & Myers
Pearl Meyer & Partners
Cornerstone Research
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

About the Summit

Resources Global Professionals
Union Bank

The 6th Annual USC Corporate Governance Summit brings together thought leaders from industry and academia throughout California and the United States. USC's program teams with Resources Global Professionals, Union Bank, Aon Risk Solutions, Bingham McCutchen, Cornerstone Research, Latham & Watkins, O'Melveny & Myers, Pearl Meyer & Partners, and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. The Summit will present insight and commentary from corporate governance practitioners, experts from the USC Marshall School of Business, USC Gould School of Law and the USC Leventhal School of Accounting.


The USC Corporate Governance Summit aims to create value, provide solutions, and cultivate successful leadership among our nation's top public and private companies. The Summit enables participants to develop board room best practices to effectively balance profitability with prudence and in turn become the stewards of sustainable business. The Summit is designed to give directors, officers, executives and other professionals the information they need to meet the challenges of governance today.

Co-Promoting Organizations


Members of the following organizations will receive a discount on registration. Please contact your organizations directly for the appropriate discount codes.

Hotel Information

Ritz-Carlton
Situated approximately 2.8 miles north of the USC campus in the heart of Downtown L.A., the Ritz-Carlton Los Angeles soars above the city, offering a sleek, sophisticated atmosphere, refined service and sweeping views. Los Angeles landmarks such as the Walt Disney Concert Hall, STAPLES Center, LA Live and The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), are just blocks away. If you choose to stay at the Ritz-Carlton, please make your reservation as soon as possible and be sure to mention that you are attending an event at USC for a prearranged discounted room rate. You will also need to arrange your transportation between the hotel and campus on a daily basis. Hotel information: 900 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015 USA; Phone: (213) 743-8800. Ritz-Carlton Website

JW Marriott at LA Live
JW Marriott at LA Live is linked to The Ritz-Carlton and offers luxury accommodations only 2.8 miles north of the USC campus. JW Marriott at LA Live provides convenient access to LA Live shops and restaurants, Downtown LA attractions, Staples Center, Regal Cinemas, Los Angeles Convention Center, and the Nokia Theater. You will need to arrange your own transportation between the hotel and campus on a daily basis. Hotel information: 900 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015 USA; Toll-free: 1-888-832-9136 LA Live Marriott Website

Omni Hotel
The Omni Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles is a four-star, top-tier hotel situated approximately 2.5 miles north of the USC campus in downtown Los Angeles. There are many fine restaurants and shops in close proximity. If you choose to stay at the Omni, please make your reservation as soon as possible and be sure to mention that you are attending an event at USC for a prearranged discounted room rate. You will also need to arrange for your own transportation between the hotel and campus on a daily basis. Hotel Information 251 South Olive St. Los Angeles, CA 90012 Phone: (213) 617-3300 Fax: (213) 617-3399. Omni Hotel Website

The Standard Downtown LA
The Standard Downtown LA. Located approximately 3.3 miles north of the USC campus in downtown Los Angeles, The Standard Downtown LA has comfy hotel rooms, a 24-hour restaurant, poolside bar, meeting and event space, as well as easy access to many fine restaurants and shops. If you choose to stay at The Standard, please make your reservation as soon as possible. You will need to arrange your own transportation between the hotel and campus on a daily basis. Hotel information: 550 Flower St., Los Angeles, CA 90071. For reservations, please call (213) 892-8080 or visit The Standard Downtown LA Website.

The Hilton Checkers Hotel
Also located in downtown Los Angeles, approximately 3 miles from campus, the Hilton Checkers dates back to the 1920's, and has recently been fully restored. It is the only four-diamond boutique hotel in Los Angeles. You will need to arrange your own transportation between the hotel and campus on a daily basis. Hotel Information 535 South Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90071. For reservations, please call (800) HILTONS or visit Hilton Checkers Website

Three Forums of Continuing Education Are Available

As set forth in the National Registry Sponsor Agreement, the National Registry statement must be used in its entirety and without alteration, in promotional and other materials distributed to prospective course participants: USC Corporate Governance Summit is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Ave. North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Website: www.nasba.org

USC Gould School of Law, a State Bar of California-approved MCLE provider, certifies that this activity qualifies for minimum continuing legal education credit in the amount of 11.25 hours. This event may or may not meet the requirements for continuing legal education in other states. Please check with the bar association or Supreme Court in the state in which you are seeking credit to determine if the event is eligible.

Return Policy

90% of the registration fee is refundable 30 days in advance, on or before September 27th, 2011.

50% of the registration fee is refundable 7 days in advance, on or before October 20th, 2011.

No cash refund is available after October 20th, 2011.

After October 20th, 2011, you may substitute an alternative attendee at either or both days.