Executive Insights

The Executive Insight Video Series is an engaging face-to-face video interview with a board member, senior executive or professional directly involved in board level activities. In each episode, there is usually a single governance topic which is discussed in depth. The subjects might include: current trends in shareholder outreach, CEO succession planning, the global impact of new US tax rules or the SEC’s expanded guidelines on audit committee responsibilities.

An annual subscription to both Executive Insights and The Directors Letter is $249.  The Directors Letter will keep you up to date on issues such as regulation, proxy trends, court decisions, and changes in fiduciary responsibility.  Executive Insights provides deeper discussion about issues such as the FCPA, Executive Compensation, CEO Succession or D&O Insurance.  Your subscription will include both of these publications specifically designed for executives and directors delivered directly to your inbox with no logins or passwords to remember. Most companies are pleased to reimburse you for this very reasonable education expense.

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Please scroll down to view a sample of our video archive to review past videos. As a full subscriber, you will have full access to this video collection on an on-demand basis.  For complete access , we hope you will become a full subscriber to The Directors Letter and Executive Insights. An annual subscription of $249 is an efficient educational expense.

DalyCoviello The Board’s Oversight of Cyber Security
with Art Coviello, Executive Chairman, RSA Security
Part 1: Cyber security risk: A board-level overview.
Part 2: Developing the cyber security plan.
Part 3: The board’s response and implementing the plan.
DalyMetzger Executive Insider Trading and 10b5-1 Plans
with Carl Metzger of Goodwin ProcterPart 1: Design, implementation and oversight of 10b5-1 plans.
Part 2: Plans for senior executives and independent directors.
MetzgerVerni Case Study: The Penn State Board
with Carl Metzger, Partner, Goodwin Procter LLP
and Ralph Verni, Experienced Director, Trustee and CEO
and Lynne McCauley, Managing Director, The Spofford Group
A full-length discussion of the tragedy and crisis that took place at Penn State University in 2011 and 2012.
DalyLibby Conducting a Board Evaluation
with Jerry Noonan of Spencer Stuart
and Willow Shire, Governance Chair, Fortune 100 Company
Part 1: The three major reasons to conduct a board evaluation and goals of the process.
Part 2: Assessing the performance of the board as an entity and assessing individual performance.
Part 3: Evaluating the board of a nonprofit.
DalyLibby Walmart and the FCPA: A Federal Prosecutor’s Perspective
with Frank Libby of LibbyHoopes P.C.
Part 1: Why prevention, not just response, is necessary.
Part 2: Questions the board should have asked and shareholder reaction.
FCPA Compliance Program: A full-service compliance solution for your company.
Dalywright Q & A on “The Cloud”
with Rick Wright of KPMG
Part 1: Cost, risk, agility and crafting the cloud strategy.
Part 2: Cloud instillation and vendor selection.
Part 3: Risk management in the cloud.
dalyshire Expanding Responsibilities of the Board
with Willow Shire, Fortune 100 Governance Chair
Part 1: IT and Cyber Security, Social Media, Globalization
Part 2: CEO Succession, Executive Compensation, Regulatory Compliance and Expanded Shareholder Activism.
dalynoonan Developing Internal CEO Candidates
with Jerry Noonan of Spencer Stuart
Part 1: IT and Cyber Security, Social Media, Globalization
Part 2: CEO Succession, Executive Compensation, Regulatory Compliance and Expanded Shareholder Activism.

dalyplanitzer D&O Insurance: A Directors Need to Know
with Carl Metzger of Goodwin Procter
and Rob Spofford of The Spofford Group
Part 1: Corporate indemnity, sleep insurance and reputational risk.
Part 2: Evaluating the D & O Insurance before joining the board.
Part 3: D&O for a non-profit board.
dalyplanitzer The Independent Director
with Russ Planitzer of Lazard Technology Partners
Part 1: Where is the company in its growth timeline, what is its burn rate and cash-on-hand?
Part 2: Change can be rapid when new skills and financing are needed.
Part 3: How the independent director differs from an investment director.
donovanbraceras Conducting Internal Investigations
with Rob Braceras of Goodwin Procter and
Darren Donovan of KPMG
Part 1: Bribery, health issues, taxes, consumer impact, FCPA, revenue recognition and employee misconduct.
Part 2: How the investigation should be structured, managed and reported.
dalydonovan The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
with Darren Donovan of KPMG.
Part 1: Risk assessment, policies, training and response.
Part 2: Testing and monitoring, talking to the SEC or DOJ and the Board’s responsibility.
FCPA Compliance Program: A full-service compliance solution for your company.
dalyjohnson The European Economic Crisis
with Sara Johnson of IHS Global Insight
Part 1: Sovereign debt, the Eurozone economy and the trickle-down effect on US companies.
Part 2: Credit availability, foreign exchange challenges and a country by country rundown.
Part 3: Exports and revenue, the Purchasing Managers Index and if another recession is coming.
dalycable Whistleblower Legislation Update
with Stuart Cable of Goodwin Procter
Part 1: Dodd/Frank, Sarbanes–Oxley and the FCPA.
Part 2: Response policies and procedure and when you need a third party.
Legal Deposition Video: A legal training program from our board education partner, Board Leaders.
ogdenplanitzer CEO Succession
with Dayton Ogden of SpencerStuart and Russ Planitzer of Lazard Technology Partners
Part 1: Internal and external candidates, using a third-party contributor, and the CEO’s role.
Part 2: Implementation timeline, the company’s strategic direction and input from the board.
Part 3: Review and implementation of the plan and involvement with the current CEO.