The Realities of Stewardship for Institutional Owners, Activist Investors and Proxy Advisors
Tuesday, 3 December 2013
Securities and Exchange Commission
Washington DC

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 Lithuania holding the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the organisers are most grateful for the support of the Lithuanian Embassy in Washington and for sponsorship of the 2013 conference by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

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List of delegates attending

Ms Nancy Adler, Head of Marketing and Communications    
Institutional Shareholder Services
Professor Reena Aggarwal, Professor of Finance    
Georgetown University Law Center
Professor James Angel, Visiting Associate Professor    
Wharton
Mr Philip Armstrong, Head, Global Corporate Governance Forum    
International Finance Corporation
Mr Geoffrey Aronow, Chief Counsel and Senior Policy Advisor, Office of International Affairs (Speaker)    
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Ms Brianna Baily, J.D. Candidate    
Georgetown University Law Center
Mr Timothy Bartl, President    
Center On Executive Compensation
Mr Ugo Bassi, Director for Capital and Companies (Speaker)    
DG Internal Market and Services, European Commission
Professor Marco Becht, Executive Director (Speaker)    
ECGI
Ms Beverly Behan, Author    
Great Companies Deserve Great Boards
Mr Aaron Bernstein, Editor    
Global Proxy Watch
Professor Gordon Brady, Senior economist    
glbradygroup.com
Donald Calvin, Chairman    
International Business Enterprises, Inc
Mr Michael Campbell, Counsel    
Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Dr Martha Carter, Head of Global Research    
Institutional Shareholder Services
Mr Francesco Chiappetta, General Counsel and Head of General and Institutional Affairs (Speaker)    
Pirelli & C. S.p.A.
Mr William Cunningham, Social Investing Advisor    
Creative Investment Research, Inc.
Ms Donna Dabney, Executive Director (Speaker)    
The Conference Board
Mr Laurent Degabriel, Head of Investment and Reporting Division (Speaker)    
ESMA
Ms Kristin Drake, Associate    
Institutional Shareholder Services
Michelle Edkins, Managing Director, Global Head of Corporate Governance and Responsible Investment (Speaker)    
BlackRock
Dr Caroline Esche, Attorney    
Professor Fabrizio Ferri, Associate Professor (Speaker)    
Columbia Business School
Professor Jill Fisch, Perry Golkin Professor of Law, Co-Director, Institute for Law and Economics (Speaker)    
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Mr Edward Fleischman, Consultant    
Fleischman.org
Mr Theo Francis, Reporter    
The Wall Street Journal
Daniel Gallagher, Commissioner (Speaker)    
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Ms Janet Geldzahler, Of Counsel    
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Ms Ralitza Germanova, Program Officer    
International Finance Corporation
Professor Ronald Gilson, Marc & Eva Stern Professor of Law and Business (Speaker)    
Columbia Law School
Ms Teresa Goody, Chief Operating Officer & Managing Director    
Kalorama Partners LLC
Professor Jeffrey Gordon, Richard Paul Richman Professor of Law (Speaker)    
Columbia Law School
Ms Jing Guan, contributing commentator    
China Securities Journal
Mr Jing Gyorfy, Policy Analyst    
SIFMA
Ms Consuelo Hitchcock, Principal    
Deloitte LLP
Ms Soyoung Ho, Reporter    
Thomson Reuters
Mr Jorgen Holmquist, Chairman (Speaker)    
ECGI
Ms Kellie Huennekens, Assistant Director    
Ernst & Young
Mr Nathan Ibarra, Vice President    
Proxy Mosaic LLC
Mr Mats Isaksson, Head of Corporate Affairs (Speaker)    
OECD
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Ms Catherine Jackson, Corporate Governance Advisor    
PGGM Investments
Justice Jack B. Jacobs, Justice (Speaker)    
Delaware Supreme Court
Professor Wei Jiang, Arthur F. Burns Professor of Free and Competitive Enterprise (Speaker)    
Columbia Business School
Ms Stacey Jones, Attorney    
Baines Jones
Mr Erich Kandler, CPA    
EKWP
Ms Rosemary Kelly, VP-Institutional Investor Relations    
Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.
Mr Brendan Kelly, International Economist    
U.S. Treasury Department
Ms Sarah Knapp, Student    
Georgetown University Law Center
Mr Samuel Kwek, Student    
Georgetown University Law Center
Mr David Lahire, Research Analyst    
Glass Lewis & Co.
Professor David Larcker, James Irvin Miller Professor of Accounting (Speaker)    
Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
Ms Cynthia Li, Student    
Georgetown University Law Center
Dr Tao Li, Assistant Professor (Speaker)    
University of Warwick
Ms Leena Linnainmaa, Deputy Chief Executive    
Finland Chamber of Commerce
Professor Jeffrey Manns, Associate Professor of Law    
George Washington University Law School
Mr Tom Mariani, Deputy Chief    
U.S. Department of Justice
Mr Hajime Matsuura, Advisor to the Board/Senior Columnist    
The Sankei Shimbun
Mr Patrick McGurn, Special Counsel    
Institutional Shareholder Services
Mr Dave Michaels, Reporter    
Bloomberg News
Mr Jeremy Miller, Communications Director    
ECGI
Mrs Christine Miller, Membership & Administration    
ECGI
Ira M Millstein, Senior partner (Speaker)    
Weil, Gotshal & Manges
Mrs Susan Millstein,    
Weil, Gotshal & Manges
Mr James Minogue, Attorney at Law    
Mnogue Law
Mr Subodh Mishra, Vice President    
Institutional Shareholder Services
Mrs Charlotte Munthe Nilsson, Corporate Governance    
Investor AB
Mr Matthew Orsagh, Director, Capital Markets Policy    
CFA Institute
Ms Sarah Otte, Assistant General Counsel    
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited
Mr Eric Parker, Reporter    
Federal News Service
Ms Carol Phethean, Director of Public Policy Outreach    
Ernst & Young
Ms Andrea Psoras, Analyst    
PLLC/Self
Ms Katherine Rabin, CEO (Speaker)    
Glass, Lewis & Co.
Mr Peter Reali, Corporate Governance Analyst    
T. Rowe Price Associates
Mr James Reda, Managing Director    
James F. Reda & Associatrs
Mr Gary Retelny, President (Speaker)    
Institutional Shareholder Services
Mr Sergio Rodriguez, Corporate Governance Senior Officer    
CNMV (Spanish SEC)
Minister Counselor Simonas Satunas, Deputy Chief of Mission (Speaker)    
Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania
Mr Christopher Schuyler, Attorney    
Independent
Ms Lesli L. Sheppard, Senior Special Council, Office of International Affairs    
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Dr Jan Sokolowsky, Advisory Editor    
Society for Financial Studies
Mr Matthew Spikes, Law Student    
Georgetown University Law Center
Mr Ben Tejblum, Securities and Financial Regulation LLM    
Georgetown University Law Center
Mr Randall Thomas, Professor (Speaker)    
Vanderbilt Law School
Mrs Barbara Van Allen, Senior Director, Stakeholder Relations and Communications    
Center for Audit Quality
Ms Monica Vashaw, Associate    
Institutional Shareholder Services
Mr Kyle Victor, Assistant Account Executive    
VOX Global
Mr Umberto Viviani, Financial Attache    
Embassy of Italy - Bank of Italy
Mr Michael Vogele, Director of Research    
Ivox
Mr Zachary Warmbrodt, Reporter    
Politico
Mrs Daniela Weber-Rey, Chief Governance Officer/Deputy Global Head Compliance    
Deutsche Bank AG
Mary Jo White, Chair (Speaker)    
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Ms Yin Wilczek, Senior legal editor    
Bloomberg BNA Inc.
Mr Long Wu, LL.M. Student    
Georgetown University Law Center
Mr Justin Zaremby, Corporate Associate    
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP