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August 30, 2012


One of the memorable stories from my days as a practicing attorney takes place on an exceptionally humid day in August more than a decade ago. I had a hearing that day in one of my cases at Suffolk Superior

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August 17, 2012


All too often, board member recruitment proceeds like a checklist of professions:  attorney, check; accountant, check; banking/finance professional, check; marketing, check; etc. In truth, the skill sets represented by these professions are important assets to the effective functioning of a

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July 28, 2012


The other day I attended a Board of Directors meeting for one of the organizations I am involved in.  At one point during the meeting I looked around the room at the other board members and I noticed something: more

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In December of 2009, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) issued proxy disclosure rules that enhanced the disclosures required in a public company’s annual proxy statement.  Specifically, the SEC directed that boards must disclose “whether, and if so how,

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The following scene plays out far too often in boardrooms all across this country—- an individual recruited to become a member of the board of an organization/entity (be it a Board of Directors or Advisory Board) attends their first board

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