- This event has passed.
7:30 – 8:00am: Continental Breakfast
8:00 – 9:30am: Program
Directors aren’t CTOs: What is the “right” level of inquiry and diligence when it comes to cyber-threats? Where will boards be held responsible for cyber-failures, and what can they do to protect their shareholders and themselves from frivolous suits? What did the Target board fail to do that the Wyndham board did so well? The panel includes active public company board members, a corporate governance expert steeped in the ethos of Silicon Valley and a renowned cyber-liability insurance expert. The program will be both practical and interactive.
|Laura Stein serves as senior vice president – general counsel of The Clorox Company, with responsibility for the company’s worldwide legal, ethics and compliance, corporate secretary, corporate communications, crisis management, risk management and internal audit matters. She works closely with Clorox’s board of directors on governance matters. Laura also serves on the boards of Franklin Resources, Inc.; Corporate Pro Bono Advisory Board; Equal Justice Works; Leadership Council on Legal Diversity; Harvard Law School Program on the Future of the Legal Profession and the American Judicature Society
|Lauri Floresca is senior vice president and E&O/cyber-team leader at Woodruff-Sawyer & Co. With a background in underwriting executive liability products and more than 20 years’ experience in the insurance brokerage and risk management industry, Lauri has the technical experience to identify and solve complex insurance problems. She is a widely respected expert for her knowledge in the areas of directors and officers liability and cyber liability. Lauri has extensive experience placing D&O programs for public companies of all sizes, including a number of NASDAQ 100 and Fortune 500 companies.
|As a partner at DLA Piper, Ed Batts counsels publicly traded companies in complex mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and public offerings. He has particular experience with cross-border transactions, public/public mergers, tender offers and going private transactions. Ed advises on board matters and public reporting obligations, inclu ding activist investor situations, stockholder proposals and accounting related issues. In addition, he has regularly represented registrants and underwriters in primary and secondary equity offerings. Ed graduated from Stanford Law School and holds a BA, summa cum laude, from UCLA.
Priya Cherian Huskins serves on the board of Realty Income Corporation (NYSE: O), where she chairs the governance and nominating committee and serves on the strategic planning committee. Priya is also a partner at Woodruff-Sawyer & Co. Priya is a recognized expert in D&O liability risk and its mitigation and is the author of the popular weekly blog, the D&O Notebook. In addition to consulting on D&O insurance matters, she counsels clients on corporate governance matters, including ways to reduce their exposure to shareholder lawsuits and regulatory investigations. Priya is a member of the board of directors of SVDX, and is on the advisory board of the Stanford Rock Center for Corporate Governance.