Location: New York, New York, UNITED STATES
Date: Thursday, November 11, 2010
1356 Broadway @ 36th Street
New York, NY
Billy McCuddy returns as host of the 2010 Corporate Governance Awards!
With the new year, Corporate Secretary magazine has changed the name of our Awards to the Corporate Governance Awards so we reach an even broader governance audience and encourage participation from all corporate governance professionals.
Last year over 300 professionals from across the country shared in the celebration of the Corporate Secretary Magazine Awards where we honored outstanding achievements of Corporate Secretaries, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officers.
American Stock Transfer & Trust Company provides comprehensive stock transfer and employee plan services to over 2,800 public companies and maintains approximately 6,000 issues. AST’s clients are located throughout the United States and in over 22 foreign countries, ranging in size from initial public offerings to Fortune 100 companies. Founded in 1971 and headquartered in New York, AST provides clients with customized solutions along with access to the best systems, services, processes and products available today — around the globe.
For more information about AST, visit www.amstock.com or contact us at 888-267-8625.
BNY Mellon Shareowner Services is among the largest providers of stock transfer services in the U.S. A world class provider of corporate equity solutions for more than 2,100 institutional clients representing 35 million shareowner accounts worldwide, BNY Mellon Shareowner Services administers employee stock plans with more than 2.7 million participants. BNY Mellon Shareowner Services offers a broad suite of products and services ranging from record keeping and corporate actions to demutualizations, dividend reinvestment administration, meeting services and employee plan administration.
For more information on our services, please contact us at 888.647.8889.
Broadridge combines innovation and intelligence to deliver efficient, cost-effective proxy, transfer agent, and investor communications solutions. Since 1987, we’ve built our business to leverage new technologies and support our clients in meeting changing regulatory requirements. Our sophisticated solutions combined with our unequalled knowledge of the regulatory landscape help ensure our clients’ communications and disclosure practices are efficient and promote best practices in communications with all shareholders.
Our unsurpassed data management capabilities drive efficiency in proxy, transfer agent, disclosure and investor communication solutions. We leverage these capabilities to bring to market the industry’s most sophisticated electronic communication tools. For example, Mobile ProxyVote.com, Virtual Shareholder Meeting and Shareholder Forum. Responding to regulatory change, client need and our innovative spirit, Broadridge has defined and continually redefines the investor communication process.
Only Broadridge can deliver integrated, end-to-end solutions – from proxy distribution and voting services to investor communication services – to clients around the world. We connect with 99% of all bank and broker back offices across North America, and Broadridge can facilitate communication between issuers and all of their beneficial shareholders.
We provide leading issuers, mutual fund companies and intermediaries with sophisticated solutions that deliver the best value in proxy and continuous disclosure communications, and provide the foundation for good governance.
Efficiency. Reliability. Best practices. That’s the value of Broadridge.
To learn more, visit www.broadridge.com
Commerce Financial Printers Corp.
Dewey & LeBoeuf handles complex, challenging legal matters for the world's leading companies and organizations. Our 1100 lawyers, who are located in the major financial and commercial centers of the world across four continents, offer services in a broad range of practice areas, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, corporate governance, executive compensation, project finance, litigation, bankruptcy and restructuring, tax, intellectual property and international trade. We are ranked by Thomson Financial, Chambers and Legal 500 as one of the top global law firms in a number of these practice areas. In 2011 we were named to The American Lawyer's A-List of the top 20 elite law firms in the U.S., and we were named the "Best Law Firm" by Reactions Global, which recognizes achievement in the insurance and reinsurance industry, for the tenth consecutive year.
Members of our 250 lawyer Corporate Department and our Compensation, Benefits and Employment Department consisting of more than 25 lawyers advise general counsels, corporate secretaries, heads of human resources departments, compensation committees and boards of directors in many areas, including corporate governance, compliance and ethics, compensation and tax matters, ERISA, proxy statement disclosure, proxy access, shareholder proposals and say-on-pay.
Dewey & LeBoeuf is strongly committed to promoting and advancing our women and diverse lawyers and has been recognized for this commitment by receiving the Thomas L. Sager Award for the Northeast Region in 2008, 2009 and 2011.
For further information, please visit us at www.dl.com.
Eagle Rock was founded in 2010 by a nucleus of highly experienced industry specialists. With an average of over 16 years experience, the employee-owners are seasoned industry veterans known as much for their service standards and insight as for their abilities to get the job done. Eagle Rock is an affiliate of Registrar and Transfer Company, a leader in providing quality stock transfer services since 1899 and winner of the TALON award in 5 of the last 6 years. Eagle Rock was formed to provide the same high quality, responsive, personalized solicitation and governance services to corporations around the globe. email@example.com
EMC Corporation is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset — information — in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way. Information about EMC’s products and services can be found at www.emc.com.
Foley & Lardner LLP is a significant resource for organizations worldwide in need of insightful and innovative legal and business counsel. We provide sophisticated legal advice on the issues most important to public and private companies, including all aspects of merger and acquisition transactions, securities matters, corporate counseling, and other transactional and securities issues. Our team-based approach, proprietary client service technology, and practice depth enhance client relationships while seeing clients through their most complex legal challenges.
GE is a diversified technology, media and financial services company. With products and services ranging from aircraft engines, power generation, water processing and security technology to medical imaging, business and consumer financing and media content, GE serves customers in media content and advanced materials. GE serves customers in more than 100 countries and employs more than 300,000 people worldwide. For more information, visit the company's website at www.ge.com.
Founded 100 years ago, Kirkland & Ellis LLP has been called upon to handle complicated corporate, litigation, intellectual property, restructuring, tax and counseling matters for global clients.
Today, with approximately 1,500 lawyers, Kirkland continues to work with a long standing base of clients engaged in industries as varied as manufacturing, transportation, telecommunications, private equity, pharmaceutical, technology, energy, health care, real estate, chemicals, food products, finance, insurance, e-commerce, advertising, sales and marketing, and accounting.
In every year since 1995, Kirkland has ranked as one of the most frequently used firms by Fortune 100 companies in The National Law Journal survey, “Who Represents Corporate America.” In the Corporate Board Member survey, “America’s Best Corporate Law Firms,” members of corporate boards across America ranked Kirkland as one of the top 10 firms to represent their companies on national matters.
The Laurel Hill Advisory Group is one of the leading providers of corporate governance advisory and proxy solicitation services. We have offices throughout North America, giving our clients first rate cross border capabilities that specialize in annual meeting solicitation, information agent services, Mergers and Acquisitions, special meeting solicitation and shareholder asset recovery programs. We also provide our clients with the most knowledgeable and comprehensive corporate governance advisory service available. We believe that public issuers need to be proactive rather than reactive. If you agree, give us a call.
For more information please contact us at (917) 338 – 3181 or visit us on the web at www.laurelhilladvisory.com
Expanding upon our unrivaled, transformative trading technology, NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions powers global business communications. From investor relations, to corporate communications, to governance, NASDAQ OMX is the first and only exchange dedicated to owning and operating Corporate Solutions that help public and private companies worldwide minimize risk, maximize efficiency, and increase transparency.
Okapi Partners LLC is a strategic proxy solicitation and investor response firm providing a full range of solicitation and information agent services, as well as related consultation and advice to our clients. We represent listed companies, mutual funds and investors, providing our clients with superior service, established industry relationships and outstanding execution capabilities. For more information, please visit us at www.okapipartners.com
Quality Imaging Services
The Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals, Inc. (the "Society"), founded in 1946 as the American Society of Corporate Secretaries, has over 3,000 members representing public, private and non-profit organizations. Our members are responsible for supporting their boards of directors and executive management in governance matters; managing SEC, stock exchange and state corporate law compliance; facilitating shareholder communications on goverance, and shareholder engagement; handling annual meetings; maintaining subsidiaries; and more.
The Society acts as a positive force for enlightened corporate governance and changed its name to the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals in January 2005 to demonstrate the importance it places on this key mission.
The Society comments regularly on proposed and existing rules and regulations of governmental agencies and other bodies, and occasionally on legislative matters in areas of particular interest to members. It also promotes and assists in the voluntary exchange of information and experience relating to the duties, problems, and practices of corporate secretaries and their companies through the Society's committees, chapters, publications and research, and its seminars and conferences.
For further information please contact the Society at 212-681-2000 or www.governanceprofessionals.org
For nearly two decades, UPRR has served as a one stop solution for companies, offering customized shareholder location services that minimize liability and risk by locating lost investors, motivating them to action and reconnecting them with their assets, as well as complete due diligence and unclaimed property reporting in all jurisdictions. UPRR's professional staff will identify your company's risk avoidance opportunities, formulate a plan to enhance investor communication and initiate value added services. Among these services are UPRR's technologically-astute, cutting-edge owner location programs which exceed state due diligence and SEC requirements. UPRR has proudly reunited millions of investors with billions of dollars in assets.
UnitedHealth Group is a diversified health and well-being company dedicated to making health care work better. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., UnitedHealth Group offers a broad spectrum of products and services through six operating businesses: UnitedHealthcare, Ovations, AmeriChoice, OptumHealth, Ingenix and Prescription Solutions. Through its family of businesses, UnitedHealth Group serves more than 70 million individuals nationwide.
Since 1929, Wells Fargo Shareowner Services has been the stock transfer division of Wells Fargo & Co. We serve more than 850 issuers and over 8.2 million shareholders. We provide best-in-class service through a rigorous process of quality and balancing controls as illustrated by our consistent, top rankings in industry surveys. We offer the complete array of agency services available in the marketplace.
For more information, please contact William Milbauer at 651-450-4061 or William.t.Milbauer@wellsfargo.com.