CCG Partners Featured at USC Marshall School 5th Annual Summit on Corporate Governance Panel to review implementation and effect
CCG Partners Featured at USC Marshall School 5th Annual Summit on Corporate Governance Panel to review implementation and effect of Proxy Access and Say on Pay rules
LOS ANGELES, CA. — October 25, 2010 — William Coffin, Chairman of CCG Investor Relations (“CCG”), an international investor relations agency will lead a panel on October 28, 2010 at the USC Marshall School focused on the proposed changes in corporate governance including Proxy Access and Say on Pay. Also serving as panelists are CCG Partner, Mark Collinson, David Robbins, partner at Bingham McCutchen and Tim Bixler, vice president, general counsel and secretary at International Rectifier.
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 October 28-29 at the Davidson Conference Center at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Keynote speakers include Myron T. Steele, 7th Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court.
Mr. Coffin’s panel, entitled, “Proxy Access and Best Practice Disclosure - The Battle for the Boardroom and Shareholders' Hearts and Minds,” will focus on the dramatic changes that are occurring in corporate governance in the aftermath of the “great recession”. “In the course of the regulatory reform that has followed the great recession, small groups of shareholders will for the first time be able to more easily nominate up to 25% of the board, dramatically shifting the balance of power between management and shareholders. Also, new disclosure rules on executive compensation will give shareholders a larger say on this hot topic. The whole dynamic between management, the board and shareholders is changing forever and Companies will need to learn new and more effective forms of shareholder relations and communications if they are to survive in the new capital market environment,” said Mr. Coffin.
ADDITIONAL PANELIST INFORMATION
- Timothy E. Bixler. Timothy is currently responsible for management of the legal function of NYSE listed International Rectifier, including directing the Company's legal affairs, providing legal counsel to the Board of Directors, management and employees and creating strong working relationships with the business units and functions. Mr. Bixler most recently served as Senior Counsel for General Electric's Homeland Protection business. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Chemistry from Yale University and a J.D. from Cornell Law School.
- David K. Robbins. David is Partner at Bingham McCutchen and is co-chair of the firm's Corporate, M&A and Securities Practice Group. Mr. Robbins has worked on a variety of complex corporate transactions, including tender offers, proxy contests, acquisitions and divestitures, public offerings, private and public equity investments, and the establishment of private investment funds. He counsels clients in the areas of M&A, corporate governance, public disclosure and reporting, private equity, and general corporate matters. Mr. Robbins received his Baccalaureate at Vassar College. He got his JD from the University of Miami School of Law cum laude and received his Master of Laws, Taxation from New York University School of Law.
- Mark Collinson. Mr. Collinson is responsible for designing and managing client investor relations programs. He has 18 years of experience as a banker and investor and has served as a Principal in the private equity investing business of Bankers Trust in New York, Los Angeles and London. He has been a director of several companies, served as a chief strategist for the British Broadcasting Corporation and has professional teaching and lecturing experience in business, economics and accounting. Mr. Collinson has a Master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Chicago and an Economics degree from the London School of Economics.
About CCG Investor Relations
CCG is a leading global investor relations and strategic communications consulting firm. In business for more than 30 years, the agency provides a complete range of investor communications, counseling, and IT and data solutions through our global network to over 300 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, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Sydney, Frankfurt, Sao Paulo and Tel Aviv. For further information, contact CCG directly, or visit the Company's web sites at http://www.ccgir.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.
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