Panelist Profiles


Carrie Teffner
Crocs, Inc.

Simon Platt

Dan O'Connor
Ropes & Gray LLP



Bob Marese
MacKenzie Partners, Inc.
Managing Director

Scott Matlock
PJT Partners Inc.
Partner in Advisory Group

Attorney Profiles

Paul S. Scrivano
+1 415 315 6368
+1 212 596 9722

Jane Goldstein
+1 212 596 9230
+1 617 951 7431

Director Summit

Practices: Mergers & Acquisitions, Shareholder Engagement and Activism

You are cordially invited to attend the first Director Summit in our roundtable series focused on directors of public companies. Our program will include panel discussions — “Accounting Red Flags” and “Shareholder Activism” — with industry experts (see Panelist Profiles), moderated by Ropes & Gray attorneys, Paul ScrivanoJane Goldstein and Dan O’Connor (see Attorney Profiles). We will conclude the event with a networking reception.


DATE         Tuesday, June 13, 2017

TIME           4:00 – 7:30 PM

PLACE        Ropes & Gray LLP | 1211 Avenue of the Americas | 38th Floor | New York

Accounting Red Flags

A proactive board can help guard its company against loss of revenue and even reputation. However, being proactive may be challenging when, as a director, you are not involved in the day-to-day operations and you rely on management to provide you with accurate financial information.  

When all you have to go on is what management tells you, what are the clues that the finances of the company may not be what they seem? Please join us for an in-depth discussion on accounting red flags and best practices for publicly traded companies.

  • What are the red flags?

    • What are the things that all directors should know?
    • How do you get out ahead of issues before they become public?
    • What will the SEC focus on when things go wrong?
  • What are best practices?


Public company directors need to be attuned to shareholder activism now, more than ever.  Please join us for a discussion on current trends in shareholder activism, including:

  • Passive investors becoming more resistant to settlements
  • Non-traditional activists beginning to push for change
  • Latest “asks” by activist funds (e.g., spin-offs with no takeover defenses, etc.)

For additional information, please contact Kathryn DiCenso.