Bob Lamm serves as co-chair of the firm's Securities & Corporate Governance practice. He rejoined Gunster in 2014, having been a shareholder from 2000 to 2002. From 2008 to 2013, Bob was assistant general counsel and assistant secretary of Pfizer Inc. His previous experience includes service as vice president and secretary of W. R. Grace & Co., senior vice president – corporate governance and secretary of CA, Inc., and managing director, secretary and associate general counsel of FGIC Corporation/Financial Guaranty Insurance Company. He also has extensive experience with small and midcap companies, as well as nonprofit entities.

In addition to his role at Gunster, Bob acts as an independent senior advisor to the Deloitte Center for Board Effectiveness.

Bob is an active, long-term member of the Society for Corporate Governance. He was chair of the Society's Securities Law Committee from 2011 to 2014 and has served on the Society's Corporate Practices, Finance and National Conference Committees, as a member of its board of directors, and as chair of its National Conference Committee. Bob is also a recipient of the Society’s “Bracebridge H. Young Distinguished Service Award.” He is also a senior fellow of The Conference Board Governance Center.

Bob is a member of the Florida Bar, the New York State Bar and the American Bar Association (including its Business Law Section and Committees on Corporate Governance and Federal Regulation of Securities). He frequently speaks and writes on securities law, corporate governance and related topics. He currently serves on the board of editors of The Corporate Counselor, as a member of Gunster's Women Leadership Forum committee, and as a member of the Markets Advisory Council of the Council of Institutional Investors.

  • Corporate Secretary, 9th Annual Corporate Governance "Lifetime Achievement Award", 2016
  • Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals, “Bracebridge H. Young Distinguished Service Award”, 2009
  • “Enhanced disclosures: Leading practices and current trends," panelist, Deloitte Dbrief, April 27, 2017
  • "Culture, Compensation and Governance: Critical Components to Every Company's DNA, Whether Public, Private, or Nonprofit," speaker, Gunster, April 26, 2017
  • "It's Not Your Father's Board," speaker, Deloitte, April 24, 2017
  • "Communicating with the Board," DeloitteNextGen CLO Academy, speaker, March 27, 2017
  • "Shareholder Activism, Engagement and Proxy Fights," panelist, Federal Securities Institute, February 7, 2017
  • "Anything You Didn't Get to Ask," panelist, Essentials Program for the Society of Corporate Governance, January 27, 2017
  • "Fundamentals of Corporate Governance," panelist, Essentials Program for the Society of Corporate Governance, January 25, 2017
  • Board-Ready Women program, speaker, Deloitte, January 19, 2017
  • "Pat McGurn's Forecast for 2017 Proxy Season," TheCorporateCounsel.net webinar, January 18, 2017
  • "On the board's agenda | US, Trends in audit committee reporting," Deloitte Digest, January 2017
  • "Board Structure and Processes," Corporate Governance: Law and Practice, 2016 Edition, Lexis-Nexis/Matthew Bender
  • "Boardroom Agenda 2017: Hot Topics and the Future Landscape," panelist, Deloitte Dbrief, December 15, 2016
  • "Why Reporting Makes a Great Company Greater: Does the Defense of Non-Disclosure Still Serve Fiduciary Responsibility?," panelist, Skytop Strategies, The Future of Corporate Reporting, December 13, 2016
  • "Fiduciary Duties for CFOs," speaker, CFO Leadership Council, Law School for CFOs, December 6, 2016
  • "The Era Of Shareholder Engagement — The Best Or Worst Of Times?," Forbes, September 2016
  • "Effectiveness Lessons from Startup Boards," Agenda, August 1, 2016
  • "The User-Friendly Proxy Statement," The Corporate Counselor, August 2016
  • "On the board's agenda | US, The results are in – A review of the 2016 proxy season," Deloitte Digest, August, 2016
  • "Top Five Considerations in a Challenging IPO Market," Daily Business Review, July 14, 2016
  • “New Securities Laws Compliance Challenges and How to Overcome Them” published in “SEC Compliance Best Practices,” chapter author, published by Aspatore Books. May 2016
  • “The M&A and IPO-Ready Board,” panelist, Private Company Governance Summit in Washington DC., May 12, 2016
  • “10 biggest issues facing Florida public companies," South Florida Business Journal, May 10, 2016
  • "M&A due diligence: The board's and management's role in protecting shareholder value," webinar panelist, Deloitte, April 27, 2016
  • “Where the Rubber Meets the Road,” executive compensation / corporate governance presentation, private Gunster event, Miami, April 21, 2016
  • "Governance 101," speaker, Deloitte, Board Ready Women program, April 2016
  • "Shareholder Activism: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly," panelist, 34th Annual Federal Securities Institute, February 2016
  • "Public Company Disclosure, Accounting, Auditing and Capital Raising Developments," panelist, 34th Annual Federal Securities Institute, February 2016
  • "Internal Sources of Governance," panelist, Essentials Program for the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals, January 2016
  • "Taking Minutes," panelist, Essentials Program for the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals, January 2016
  • "Pat's Proxy Season Update," The Corporate Counsel, webcast presentation, January 2016
  • "Board-ready Women." Deloitte, presentation, January 2016
  • "Board composition: Greater than the sum of its parts," Deloitte Digest, January 2016
  • "Latest D&O Surveys Probe Family Members," quoted, Agenda, January 2016
  • "SEC takes aim at compensation disclosure," Agenda, December 14, 2015
  • "Boardroom agenda 2016: Hot topics and the future landscape," Deloitte webinar, December 10, 2015
  • "Documenting executive sessions of the board," Directors & Boards, December 2015
  • "Audit Committees Need Principles-Based Disclosure," Agenda, November 2015
  • "The Top Ten Things You Should Do with Your Proxy Statement Now," 12th Annual Executive Compensation Workshop, November 2015
  • "50 Nuggets in 75 Minutes," 12th Annual Executive Compensation Workshop, November 2015
  • "Shareholder Proposals," Society of Corporate Secretaries, Mid- and Small Cap Company Committee, conference call presentation, November 2015
  • "Corporate Governance and Internal Audit Overview," Deloitte, Washington, D.C., November 2015
  • "Compensation Disclosure," Argyle, webinar presentation, November 2015
  • "Audit Committees Need Principles-Based Disclosure," Agenda: A Financial Times Service, November 2015
  • "How to write minutes that don't fuel litigation," quoted, Agenda, November 2015
  • "Current Topics in Governance," moderator for roundtable discussion, Governance Center Annual Meeting, October 2015
  • "An interview with Betsy Murphy," Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals, Southeastern chapter annual meeting, Atlanta, October 2015
  • "SEC regulation and disclosure," Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals, Western regional and mini-essentials program, Seattle, October 2015
  • "Bored Board," Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals, Western regional and mini-essentials program, Seattle, October 2015
  • "Communicating with the board of directors- enhancing the CLO-Board relationship," Deloitte Chief Legal Officer Academy, Dallas, September 2015
  • "2015 proxy season highlights and other corporate governance developments," Deloitte Webcast series for executives, July 2015
  • "Corporate Governance 101: An introduction to corporate governance," Deloitte's Beyond-Board Ready Workshop Series, New York, NY, July 2015
  • "Discretion: How should boards approach its application within incentive plans," Ask the Experts, C-Suite magazine by Equilar, Vol. 2, Issue 1, 2015
  • "Corporate Transparency" panel, Corporate Governance Symposium, Columbia Law School, New York, NY, June 2015
  • "The Art of Writing Minutes" panel, 69th National Conference, The Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals, Chicago, IL, June 2015
  • "A Discussion on Board Diversity," Deloitte Directors' Series, Seattle, WA, June 2015
  • "A Conversation on Compensation and Corporate Governance," Jacksonville, FL, June 2015
  • "Corporate governance 101,” Council of Institutional Investors, March 2015
  • “Introduction to corporate governance,” Deloitte Board-Ready women program, February 2015
  • “Best Practice in Board and Committee Meetings and Board Education,” “Regulation and Disclosure Basics for Public Companies,” “Fundamentals of Corporate Governance,” Essentials 2015, The Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals, January 2015
  • “Pat McGurn’s Forecast for the 2015 Proxy Season” webcast, TheCorporateCounsel.net, January 2015
  • “Activism Webinar,” Alliance Advisors, December 2014
  • “Managing information flows among board and management,” NYSE: Corporate Governance Guide, December 2014
  • "Beyond Compliance" corporate governance disclosure education sessions, Denver, Houston, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, NYC, October-November 2014.
  • “Proactive communications for public companies” panel at the AST 2014 Executive Forum, NYC, NY, October 2014
  • “The Challenges in ‘Refreshing’ Board Committees,” Third Quarter 2014 issue of Directors & Boards
  • “50 nuggets in 75 minutes,” National Association of Stock Plan Professionals, Las Vegas, NV, October 2014
  • “My life in corporate governance,” Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals, San Diego, CA, September 2014
  • Council of Institutional Investors' Markets Advisory Council
  • National Association of Corporate Directors
  • American Bar Association
  • The Corporate Counselor
    • Board of editors
  • Society for Corporate Governance
    • Securities Law Committee, chair, 2011-14
    • National Conference Committee, chair, 2004
    • Finance and National Conference Committees
    • Board of directors
  • Conference Board Governance Center, senior fellow
  • Junior Achievement of South Florida, board of directors, 2016-17

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