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The Directors Roundtable Institute Invites You to Attend a Program
For Boards of Directors & Their Advisors


Thursday, May 9, 2019, 8:30 – 10:30 A.M. (8:00 A.M. Registration)
The Downtown Harvard Club, One Federal Street, Boston

There is no fee to attend and continental breakfast will be served.


The past year stands out for the continuing spate of high profile investigations—from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe, to #MeToo cases and other allegations of senior executive misconduct—dominating the headlines. Such investigations share a critical component: often the investigators themselves, as well as others responsible for the investigations, including management, officers, and directors—are under as much scrutiny as the targets. The panelists will discuss best practices and key considerations for conducting internal investigations against this backdrop, including the circumstances under which an internal investigation should be conducted, and who should conduct high-profile or particularly sensitive investigations. Other topics will include:

  • the extent to which the #MeToo Era is changing internal investigations
  • securities laws issues relating to the disclosure (or lack thereof) of allegations of senior management misconduct
  • how appropriately-scoped and managed internal investigations can be used to influence regulatory oversight and minimize collateral business consequences
  • proactive steps to consider in crisis situations
  • the rules of the road for engaging with the media
  • using communications reputation experts

The Directors Roundtable Institute is a not-for-profit which organizes worldwide programming for Directors and their advisors.  Rick Williams, Managing Director, Williams Advisory Partners, LLC will make introductory remarks on behalf of the Directors Roundtable Institute.

Distinguished Speakers

Rachel Hershfang

Rachel Hershfang

Senior Trial Counsel (Boston), U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Joseph Baerlein

Joseph Baerlein

Strategic Communications Expert, Owner & Principal, Baerlein & Partners

Roberto Braceras

Roberto Braceras

Partner, Goodwin

Jennifer Chunias

Jennifer Chunias

Partner, Goodwin


Please fill out the form below and click "Register." Questions about this event may be directed to Karen Todd at (727) 493-2067. If you cannot attend the event, you may obtain the program materials (if available) by completing the registration form and typing "program materials" where it asks for directorships.

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