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In this Salon focused on the latest legal, market and stakeholder developments in risk governance, Lisa Fontenot and Andrea Bonime-Blanc will provide an overview of key regulatory, Delaware corporate legal and investor developments as well as a sense of how the evolving ESG and stakeholder capitalism conversation is affecting board risk governance. Lisa and Andrea will sketch out a roadmap for effective risk evaluation and management for strategic planning and operational execution, discussing important nuts and bolts and actionable tactics. They will conclude with tips for documenting effective board oversight and guidance on what’s next in this dynamic area of governance.


Lisa Fontenot Partner; Principal

Lisa Fontenot, a partner in Baker McKenzie's Silicon Valley office, has advised technology companies and investors as to M&A, equity financing and other complex corporate transactions, and securities regulation and corporate governance matters for over 25 years.

She has presented with the Society of Corporate Governance on the annual topic of "What you and your Board of Directors Should Know." Lisa is an Editor of The Practical Guide to SEC Proxy and Compensation Rules, a Wolters Kluwer treatise, and Co-author of "Audit Committee Disclosure and Related Requirements" and has written about Board duties and oversight, including such articles as "Fiduciary Duty Considerations For Boards Of Cos. Using AI," Law360, January 2020 and "Implications of AI on Board Oversight," Corporate Board Member, October 2019.

Lisa is ranked as a leading attorney in the Corporate Law and Mergers & Acquisitions Law categories of The Best Lawyers in America© and is shortlisted for the 'Media and Entertainment Lawyer of the Year' Euromoney Women in Business Law Award for 2022 and prior years. She was previously named a Woman Leader in Tech Law by The Recorder – San Francisco, and a Woman of Influence by the Silicon Valley Business Journal.

Andrea Bonime-Blanc Strategist, Director, Author, Speaker

Andrea Bonime-Blanc, JD/PhD, is Founder/CEO of GEC Risk Advisory, a strategic governance, risk, ESG, ethics and cyber advisor to business, NGOs, and government. A former senior global executive at Bertelsmann, Verint and PSEG, she serves on several boards and advisory boards (including Crisp, WireX, the Cyber Future Foundation & NACD New Jersey Chapter), is Independent Ethics Advisor to the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico and a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She is the recipient of a NACD Directorship100 Recognition in 2022, an NACD Governance Leadership Fellow and holds the NACD Carnegie Mellon Cyber Oversight Certificate. She is author of many articles and several books, most recently Gloom to Boom: How Leaders Transform Risk into Resilience and Value (Routledge 2020) and the annual e-book The ESGT Megatrends Manual 2022-2023 (Diplomatic Courier 2022). She was born and raised in Germany and Spain, speaks several languages, lives in New York City and tweets as @GlobalEthicist.

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Megatrends Series: Evolving Expectations: Board Oversight of Risk

Tue, Nov 08 @ 9:00am PT (1 hr)

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