Welcome to the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of New York - Business Ethics + Corporate Governance = An Oxymoron?

Business Ethics + Corporate Governance = An Oxymoron?

"Cruel Kindness" and "Legal Brief" are examples of oxymorons. Is "Business Ethics" in the same category?

Business ethics and corporate governance are appearing in many more business school’s curricula and are now more important than ever to recruiters according to The Wall Street Journal‘s Top Business School’s survey of September 20, 2006. Executive greed, theft of corporate assets, backdating of stock options and other such acts have become very commonplace. Many people are finding it harder to trust business leaders, governmental leaders, religious leaders etc. Whom can you trust today?

CBSAC/NY wants to explore the issues, along with new possibilities, guided by this exciting panel of leading experts.

The panelists include:

Gretchen Morgenson, Pulitzer Prize winning reporter from The New York Times, is an expert from the world of journalism. She is knowledgeable on the WHOs and the WHATs of Executive Compensation's uses and abuses. Her topic is The Good, The Bad and the Ugly in Executive and Board Compensation.

Executive Compensation Expert: Robert M. Siper, Esq. of McDermott, Will & Emery LLP recently moved there after retiring and bringing with him most of the compensation and benefits practice from KPMG where he was a partner for 26 years in charge of that area. Bob has consulted for many professional service firms, Fortune 100 companies as well as private company business owners.

Corporate Governance expert Russell S. "Trey” Reynolds III is President of The Directorship Search Group, a full service executive search firm with a specialty in recruiting independent directors to public boards and mutual funds. The firm also consults on compensation issues for corporate directors and advises both boards and director candidates on board compensation. Succession planning in the boardroom leads to strong corporate governance and guidance – this is in the best interest of all stakeholders.

• 5:30 – 6:15: Registration, Refreshments and Networking

• 6:20 – 6:40: Gretchen Morgenson will tell us about The Good, The Bad and the Ugly in Executive and Board Compensation. For example, on Sunday Dec. 18, 2006, she wrote "The Boss Actually Said This: Pay Me Less" as an example of The Good and certainly she can find interesting examples for the audience

• 6:40 – 7:00: Bob Siper will reflect on Current Trends and Issues in Executive Compensation while keeping the rearview mirror in sight

• 7:00 – 7:20: Trey Reynolds, President of The Directorship Search Group on "Current Trends and Issues in Board Compensation and Governance"

• 7:20 – 7:40: Q&A

Tuesday, November 14th

5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

McDermott Will & Emery LLP
340 Madison Avenue (43 – 44 Street)
picture ID required; space limited to first 65 paid reservations

- CBSAC/NY members $25
- Non-members $35
Pre-registration necessary. No walk-ins
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Thanks to Joseph Godfrey ('69) and the Leadership & Professional Development Committee

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