Changing Disclosure Practices to be Featured at the USC Marshall School 4th Annual Summit on Corporate Governance
William Coffin, CEO of CCG Investor Relations
to Lead Featured Panel Discussion
LOS ANGELES, CA.--November 6, 2009—Mr. William Coffin, CEO of CCG Investor Relations, a leading global investor relations and strategic communications agency, will discuss trends in corporate disclosure emerging from the global financial crisis from both strategic and practical perspectives at the USC Marshall School 4th Annual Summit on Corporate Governance.
The two-day summit, designed to help directors and officers of public, private and non-profit boards, senior executives and senior professionals meet the challenges of governance today, will take place November 12-13 at the Davidson Conference Center at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Keynote speakers include Christopher Cox, the 28th Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission and Myron Steele, Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court.
Mr. Coffin will lead a panel session on corporate disclosure trend, covering topics including:
- New trends in shareholder rights and how these new powers might influence corporate disclosure
- Changes in outlook and forward looking information and what will be best practices as companies emerge from the global financial crisis
- The emergence of new media as a tool of disclosure including blogging and XBRL. Are these new forms of media enduring and how will they shape corporate disclosure?
Participating on the corporate disclosure panel includes:
- David Havlek is Vice President of Investor Relations of the New York Stock Exchange Listed SalesForce.com. Salesforce is of the fastest growing companies in America providing enterprise cloud computing solutions to business worldwide. Prior to Sales force David was director of IR at Hewlett Packard during a period of rapid growth and change including helping navigate HP through the successful proxy battle which resulted in the merger of Compaq Computer and HP
- Joel Friedman. Joel was former president of the Business Process Outsourcing Organization at Accenture Corporation. While at Accenture Joel, was a member of its board of directors and served on the company’s executive committee and global leadership council. Joel is currently a member of the board of director of the Silicon Valley bank, among others. David is also on the advisory board of a number of private venture companies and non-profits.
- David Berger. David is a partner and a member of the board of directors of the prominent Silicon Valley based law firm of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and is chair of the firm’s corporate governance department. As a member of the firm’s litigation department, David has represented dozens of large well-known public companies. David served as counsel to the New York Stock Exchange’s proxy-working group and its commission on corporate governance, and was a participant in the Securities and Exchange Commission proxy roundtable. David teaches and lectures on corporate governance at universities across the country.
“The global financial crisis that engulfed all public companies over the last two years has profoundly influenced corporate disclosure practices,” said William Coffin, CEO of CCG Investor Relations. “I am delighted to have three experienced and prominent industry professionals to explore the impact of the crisis and emerging trends which will define corporate disclosure best practices over the next several reporting cycles.”
About CCG Investor Relations
CCG is one of the nation's leading investor relations and strategic communications agencies. In business for more than 30 years, the agency provides a complete range of investor communications and counseling services to nearly 80 clients across multiple capital markets. CCG has been awarded a number of industry honors for its handling of complex investor relations and crisis communications matters. The agency's corporate headquarters is in Los Angeles with additional offices in New York, San Francisco, Beijing, Shanghai, Frankfurt and Tel Aviv. For further information, contact CCG directly, or visit the Company's web sites at http://www.ccgir.com and http://www.ccgirasia.com.
About USC Marshall School of Business
Based in Los Angeles at the University of Southern California, at the crossroads of the Pacific Rim, the USC Marshall School, ranked in the Top 10 Undergraduate Business Schools in The US, is the best place to learn the art and science of business. The school's programs serve nearly 5,000 undergraduate, graduate, professional and executive-education students, who attend classes in facilities at the main Los Angeles campus, as well as satellite facilities in Irvine and San Diego. USC Marshall also operates a Global MBA program in conjunction with Jiao Tong University in Shanghai, China.
For more information please contact:
CCG Investor Relations
Mr. William Coffin, CEO