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UD's John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance will host a panel titled "Deemphasizing Peer Groups: What's Next?" on Thursday, April 11.

April 11: Weinberg Center panel

Weinberg Center to host corporate governance panel

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11:45 a.m., March 22, 2013--The John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at the University of Delaware will host a panel titled “Deemphasizing Peer Groups: What’s Next?” from 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Thursday, April 11, in Clayton Hall on UD’s Laird Campus.

The program will review the utility of using peer group benchmarking in setting executive compensation with a specific focus on what other factors should be considered by a compensation committee if peer group benchmarking is deemphasized.

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To engage a lively debate around these governance issues, panelists include:

  • Vineeta Anand, chief research analyst, Office of Investment, AFL-CIO;
  • James D. C. Barrall, partner, Latham and Watkins; 
  • J. Roderick Clark, director, Ensco plc;
  • Frederic W. Cook, chairman, Frederic W. Cook and Company;
  • Michelle Edkins, global head of corporate governance, BlackRock;
  • Craig K. Ferrere, Edgar S. Woolard Jr. Fellow in Corporate Governance, John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance, UD; 
  • Randy J. Holland, justice, Delaware Supreme Court;
  • Blair Jones, managing principal, Semler Brossy Consulting Group LLC; 
  • James A. Lawrence, chairman, Rothchild North America;
  • Brady K. Long, vice president and general counsel, Ensco plc; and
  • Paul E. Rowsey III, director, Ensco plc.

Charles M. Elson, Edgar S. Woolard Jr. Chair in Corporate Governance and director of the Weinberg Center, will moderate the panel.

A complementary buffet lunch will follow the program.

There is no charge for the program but as space is limited, anyone who plans to attend should RSVP to Louisa Cresson at lcresson@udel.edu no later than Wednesday, April 3. 

Materials and additional information will be forwarded in advance of the panel. Where applicable, DE CLE credits will be provided.

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