Corporate Governance Handbook: Legal Standards and Board Practices (Third Edition)

The Conference Board, Inc., 262 pages, September 28, 2009
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Revised in 2009, this handbook presents an easy-to-use compendium of rapidly evolving laws and regulations and the best practices adopted by leading companies.

Document Highlights

Since its first iteration as Corporate Governance Best Practices: A Blueprint for the Post-Enron Era in 2003, Corporate Governance Handbook: Legal Standards and Board Practices has grown to cover the fundamental notions of the legal and regulatory environment in which the public company operates. The handbook, now in its third edition, provides directors with practical guidance to help them fulfill their responsibilities in crucial areas of board oversight, Empirical data, vignettes, case studies, and application tools are presented to bring context to the material. The Handbook also reflects the activities of The Conference Board Directors’ Institute, which has met with hundreds of board members to discuss legal developments and emerging standards in an independent and forward-thinking setting.

Topics Covered

  • Directors' Duties and Board Practices
  • Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee Practices
  • Compensation Committee Practices
  • Audit Committee Practices
  • Disclosure and Internal Control Oversight Practices
  • Ethics and Compliance Oversight Practices
  • Strategy and Risk Oversight Practices
  • D&O Liability Insurance Audit Practices
  • Board of Directors of Non-U.S. Corporations with Securities Traded in the United States

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