Governance Leadership


AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION:

  • Blue ribbon panel cites Jon Masters and Alan Rudnick’s American Bar Association book about improving board effectiveness by bringing the best of ADR into the boardroom in suggesting the use of mediation techniques as a way to deal with seemingly irreconcilable board conflicts (“Bridging Board Gaps”, Report of The Study Group on Corporate Boards, a 20-member blue ribbon panel co-sponsored by Columbia Business School and the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at the University of Delaware, (2011).
  • Beyond Legal: A Business Approach to Corporate Governance, Alan Rudnick, Conference Panelist (2006)
  • Section of Dispute Resolution Seventh Annual Conference, Jon Masters, Panelist (2005)
  • Improving Board Effectiveness: Bringing the Best of ADR into the Boardroom – A Practical Guide for Directors, Jon Masters and Alan Rudnick, Authors (2005)


THE CONFERENCE BOARD:

  • “What’s Happening Now,” a panel discussion on corporate governance trends, Alan Rudnick, Moderator (2011)
  • Handbook on Corporate Political Accountability, Alan Rudnick, co-author (2011)
  • Working Group on Sustainability and Corporate Governance, Alan Rudnick, Panelist (2009)
  • The Evolving Relationship Between Compensation Committees and Consultants, Alan Rudnick and Dr. Carolyn K. Brancato, Authors (2006)
  • “Crash Course” on Corporate Governance and Compliance, Alan Rudnick, Program Chair (2005 through present)
  • Self-Assessment Workshops, Alan Rudnick, Program Chair (2005)
  • The Conference Board Directors’ Institute (educational programs for corporate directors), Alan Rudnick, Program Chair and faculty member (2003 through present)
  • Corporate Governance Executives Workshops, Alan Rudnick, Program Chair (2003-2005)
  • Annual Compensation Conference, Alan Rudnick, Panelist (2003)
  • Commission on Private Enterprise and Public Trust, Alan Rudnick, Counsel (2002-2003)


INTERNATIONAL FINANCE CORPORATION (THE WORLD BANK GROUP):

  • Resolving Corporate Governance Disputes, Toolkit, Jon Masters and Alan Rudnick, co-authors (2011)
  • Corporate Governance Training Workshop, Alan Rudnick, Faculty Member, “Resolving Corporate Governance Disputes,”  (2011)
  • Round Table: Dealing With Corporate Governance Disputes, Alan Rudnick, Panelist (Sarajevo, 2007)
  • Mediation of Corporate Governance Disputes? An International Experts Workshop; Global Corporate Governance Forum, Jon Masters and Alan Rudnick, Panelists (Paris, 2007)
  • IFC Global Corporate Governance Forum, Jon Masters and Alan Rudnick named as members of the Private Sector Advisory Group (2007)
  • Improving Board Effectiveness: Bringing the Best of ADR Into the Boardroom, by Jon Masters and Alan Rudnick (translated into Bosnian) (2005)


PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY UNDERWRITING ASSOCIATION (PLUS)

  • “A Peek in the Boardroom,” Alan Rudnick, Panelist (2011)

SOCIETY OF CORPORATE SECRETARIES & GOVERNANCE PROFESSIONALS

  • “How to Recruit and Evaluate a Non-profit Board”, Alan Rudnick, Panel Discussion Leader (National Conference 2011)
  • “Director Education, Orientation, and Evaluation”, Alan Rudnick, Panel Discussion Leader (National Conference 2010)


U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE:

  • Commission on the Regulation of U.S. Capital Markets in the 21st Century, Alan Rudnick, Counsel to Working Group on Investor Protection and Opportunity (2006)


CERTAIN OTHER APPEARANCES AND ARTICLES:

  • Board Insider, Jon Masters interviewed for Q&A, “Hottest Trends for Board Retreats,” with publisher and editor Ralph Ward (June 2011)
  • Corporate Board Member, Alan Rudnick quoted in article “Corporate Political Donations: Ties that Bind” by John R. Engen (2011)
  • America’s Community Bankers, Alan Rudnick quoted on annual meetings of shareholders (April 2007)
  • The Wall Street Journal, Jon Masters quoted on governance issues surrounding executive compensation (January 24, 2007)
  • Bloomberg TV Interview of Jon Masters on H-P Gate, Jon Masters, Commentator (2006)
  • OptimizeMagazine.com, “What Corporate Governance Reforms Are Still Necessary?” , Jon Masters, Author (2005)
  • International Executive Resources Group, presentation: “Board Seats: How to Find Them and When To Use Caution,” Jon Masters, (2005)
  • National Association of Corporate Directors College, Alan Rudnick, Panelist (2003)