MULTIMEDIA

WEBINARS


Shareholder Activism Concerning Corporate Spending Disclosures
Participants included Jim Copland, Paul Atkins, Brian Cartwright, and Andrew Pincus.
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Jim Copland and Steven Malanga discuss the ProxyMonitor finding, Special Report: Public Pension Fund Activism

Political Spending, Say on Pay, and Other Key Issues to Watch in the 2013 Proxy Season
James Copland participated in a webinar moderated by Brian Cartwright.
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Corporate Spending Disclosure
James Copland participated in a webinar moderated by Paul Atkins, former SEC Commissioner (2002-2008). Other participants included: Brian Cartwright, Andrew Pincus, and William Walton.
[PART I] [ PART II]

VIDEOS


WSJ's "Opinion Journal with Mary Kissel" interviewed James Copland
March 11, 2013

 

 

Shareholder Activism

MI Senior Fellow, James Copland, discusses shareholder activism trends with President of AIS Futures Management, John Hummel, on Bloomberg TV's "Taking Stock With Pimm Fox."

March 1, 2013

EVENTS


New York City | October 2, 2014

Center for Legal Policy & Proxy Monitor Conference
Panelists: Brian Cartwright, former General Counsel, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Retired Partner, Latham & Watkins; James Copland, Director, Center for Legal Policy; Patrick S. McGurn, Executive Director and Special Counsel, Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc.
Moderator: Margaret O'Keefe, Project Manager, Center for Legal Policy
INTERVIEW: Daniel M. Gallagher, Commissioner, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
EVENT VIDEO

New York City | September 17, 2013

Center for Legal Policy & Proxy Monitor Conference - Part I
Moderator: Frank Zarb, Partner, Proskauer
Panelists: Stephen Eide, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute's Center for State & Local Leadership; Robert J. Jackson, Jr., Associate Professor of Law and Milton Handler Fellow; Co-Director, Ira M. Millstein Center, Columbia Law School; Brandon Rees, Acting Director, AFL-CIO Office of Investment
EVENT VIDEO

Center for Legal Policy & Proxy Monitor Conference - Part II
Moderator: Margaret M. O'Keefe, Project Manager, Center for Legal Policy
Panelists: Gary DeLeo, Senior Managing Director, The Proxy Advisory Group, LLC; Kent S. Hughes, Managing Director, Egan-Jones Rating Company; Robert McCormick, Chief Policy Officer, Glass Lewis & Co., LLC.; James Copland, Director, Center for Legal Policy
EVENT VIDEO

New York City | September 12, 2012

INTRODUCTION
James Copland, Director, Center for Legal Policy
EVENT VIDEO

 

PANEL1
Douglas K. Chia, Assistant General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Johnson & Johnson; James Copland, Director, Center for Legal Policy; David F. Larcker, James Irvin Miller Professor of Accounting, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University; Professor, Stanford Law School; Chris Young, Managing Director & Head of Contested Situations, Credit Suisse; Former Director, M&A & Proxy Fight Research, Institutional Shareholder Services
Moderator: T.K. Kerstetter, President, Corporate Board Member; Producer & Co-Host, This Week in the Boardroom
EVENT VIDEO

PANEL2
Paul Atkins, Founder & CEO, Patomak Global Partners; Former Commissioner, Securities & Exchange Commission Harvey Pitt, Former Chairman, Securities and Exchange Commission; Chief Executive Officer, Kalomara Partners, LLC
Moderator: David Asman, News Anchor, Fox Business Network & Fox News Channel
EVENT VIDEO


New York City | September 21, 2011

VideoProxy Monitor 2011: A Report on Shareholder Activism and Corporate Governance
Speakers: James Copland, William Allen, Stephen Brown, Shelley Dropkin, John Siemann, Lori Zyskowski September 21, 2011
EVENT VIDEO

 

AUDIO


October 18, 2013

James Copland discusses the recent proxy season and the increase in shareholder activism in 2013 with Tim Howard, CEO of IR Smartt

June 3, 2013

James Copland talks about shareholder activism with Laura Ingraham - Part I
James Copland talks about shareholder activism with Laura Ingraham - Part II

May 31, 2013

James Copland talks about shareholder activism on Talk 1300 Live with Fred Dicker - Part I
James Copland talks about shareholder activism on Talk 1300 Live with Fred Dicker - Part II


PODCASTS

October 8, 2012
Corporate Governance: James Copland and Collin Levy, senior editorial page writer at the Wall Street Journal, discuss findings from "Proxy Monitor 2012: A Report on Corporate Governance and Shareholder Activism." 
Listen to their discussion.     

July 12, 2012
Corporate Governance: Isaac Gorodetski, project manager of the Manhattan Institute's Center for Legal Policy interviews the Center's director, James Copland, about his latest Proxy Monitor report and shareholder activism trends from the 2012 proxy season.
Listen to their discussion.     

June 18, 2012
Corporate Goverance: James Copland interviews Robert Shapiro on his new paper, "Corporate Political Spending: Why the New Critics Are Wrong". 
Listen to their discussion.     

PROXY MONITOR 2011: In conjunction with the release of Proxy Monitor 2011: A Report on Corporate Governance and Shareholder Activism, James Copland speaks with Harvey Pitt, former chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, about shareholder proposal trends over the last four years and how the SEC has changed since Dodd-Frank.
Listen to their discussion.     

Industry Trends: Howard Husock interviews James Copland about labor unions' use of shareholder proposals to target nontraditional industries like retail and financial services.
Listen to their discussion.     

Political Spending: Shareholders want corporations to disclose their political campaign contributions, even though under Citizens United, the Supreme Court ruled corporate political expenditures are speech protected by the First Amendment. James Copland and Howard Husock analyze this trend in shareholder activity. Listen to their discussion.

Corporate Governance: Labor unions and individual activists are making serious efforts to alter the corporate governance structure of corporations, particularly in separating the role of chairman and CEO and supporting proposals for chairman independence.  Howard Husock interview James Copland. Listen to their discussion.

Executive Compensation: Howard Husock interviews James Copland about executive compensation and union sway over the proxy ballot process. Listen to their discussion.

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