SOLD OUT – New Challenges to Japanese Corporate Governance: American Scandals

December 6, 2002
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Corporate Luncheon & CLE Program: Ethics & Professionalism

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What can Japanese corporations striving to improve corporate governance learn from the recent spate of scandals at American companies? In Japan, recent changes in the commercial code are expected to hasten reform in the composition of boards, executive hiring and remuneration, and auditing and accounting practices. Still, most Japanese firms have a long way to go in overhauling corporate leadership to American standards. Will the Japanese learn from American mistakes and excesses as they reform? A distinguished panel of attorneys and corporate executives examines recent progress in Japanese corporate governance, discusses the impact of corruption scandals in the United States, and identifies opportunities and directions for future development.

Robert Grondine, White & Case; Chairman, American Chamber of Commerce in Japan
Yasuharu Nagashima, Of Counsel, Nagashima, Ohno and Tsunematsu
Taizo Nishimuro, Chairman, Toshiba Corporation

Barry Metzger, Senior Partner, Coudert Brothers LLP; formerly General Counsel, Asian Development Bank

12 – 12:30 pm   Reception & registration
12:30 – 1           Luncheon
1 – 2                  Program

This program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 1.0 credit hour in ETHICS. Receipt of CLE credit requires attendance for the full program. Assistance will be provided to those with financial hardship who wish to attend this briefing. Please submit requests for assistance with an explanation to Ellie Montazeri at (212) 715-1247.

Coudert Brothers LLP has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Provider of continuing legal education in the State of New York April 2000 – April 2003. 

Tickets: SOLD OUT
$65 for lunch and lecture, $15 lecture only.
Corporate members are entitled to a designated number of free admissions to this event, based on their current membership level. These reservations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the event. Additional corporate registrants pay the discounted corporate member rate of $45 for lunch and lecture, $10 for lecture only.

  • Friday, December 6, 2002
  • 12:00 pm