Robert B. Lamm, a corporate governance attorney in Gunster’s Fort Lauderdale office, is often called upon by the media and industry publications to discuss a wide range of corporate governance topics and trends.
Here is a sampling of his published thoughts and writing in 2015:
- Directors & Boards (4Q 2015) – Documenting executive sessions of the board. Should you record what goes on behind closed doors of these very private sessions? Reasonable minds may differ … but yes, it is appropriate to do so. Lamm wrote this primer for the publication.
- C-Suite (June 10, 2015 issue) – Ask the Experts | Discretion: How should boards approach its application within incentive plans? Lamm is a panelist offering commentary.
- The New York Times | DealBook (1/5/15) – An unusual boardroom battle, in academia. Lamm is quoted by Andrew Ross Sorkin about the battle brewing over a white paper written by SEC commissioner Daniel M. Gallagher. More info & related articles.
- Agenda articles:
- SEC closer to universal proxy ballot rule (12/4/15) – Lamm is quoted in this article discussing whether shareholders will be allowed to submit dissident nominees on the same ballot as the company’s nominees.
- Opinion: Audit committees need principles-based disclosure (11/9/15) – Lamm provides an op-ed about the SEC’s disclosure requirements.
- Pension funds emerge as proxy season’s pushiest investors (7/13/15) – Lamm is quoted discussing proxy access and how to avoid dramatic stock swings.
- Companies shy away from drawn-out annual meetings (6/15/15) – Lamm is quoted on the topics of attracting shareholders and virtual-only shareholder meetings.
- Boards and activists armed with data (5/4/15) – Lamm is quoted about the dirt-digging research being done on board directors by activists and regular investors.
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Bob Lamm serves as co-chair of Gunster’s securities and corporate governance law practice. He also acts as independent senior advisory to the Deloitte Center for Corporate Governance and as an advisory director of Argyle, a corporate governance advisory firm.
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