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The Corporate Director's Guidebook is recognized as the premier authority on the director's role and the board's functions. It is read, consulted and cited by board members, executives, lawyers and academics nationwide. Now available as a new Fifth Edition, the Guidebook completely updates its fourth edition published in 2004. This new Fifth Edition addresses recent effects the Sarbanes-Oxley Act has had in the corporate governance arena and its impact on the legal responsibilities of directors of public companies.
The corrections track the Handbook for the Conduct of Shareholders' Meetings, 2nd, which was also a committee-drafted book.
The events that began with the collapse of Enron, WorldCom, Tyco, and Adelphia and continued into the financial crisis of 2008 teach us an important lesson: corporate governance matters. Although it is widely acknowledged that good corporate governance is a linchpin of good corporate performance, how can one improve corporate governance and its impact on corporate and overall economic performance. This book offers a diverse and forward-looking set of approaches from experts, covering the major areas of corporate governance reform and analyzing the full range of issues and concerns. Written to be both theoretically rigorous and grounded in the real world, the book is well suited for practicing lawyers, managers, lawmakers, and analysts, as well as academics conducting research or teaching a wide range of courses in law schools, business schools, and economics departments.
This guidebook describes the legal principles that apply to nonprofits of all sizes.
Written for directors of both open-end investment companies (typically referred to as mutual funds) and closed-end funds, this new Third Edition offers suggestions to assist directors in their roles and obligations. The new edition has been updated to reflect key legal developments that have emerged since the second edition appeared in 2003 including the impact of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and initiatives undertaken by the SEC in response to the mutual funds scandals occurring in 2003 and 2004.
The classic handbook to audit committee responsibilities—completely updated to cover the latest guidance with practical insights on the new functions of the audit committee. Now containing the newest regulatory guidance impacting audit committees, including new chapters on audit oversight and updated discussions on fraud risk, the Fifth Edition helps your audit committee plan its agenda and achieve its mission in corporate governance. The Audit Committee Handbook, Fifth Edition guides you to: Understand the role and responsibilities of the audit committee with a general update and reality check on auditing cycle activities Identify the developments that impact audit committee practices and the most current techniques and strategies for committee meetings Develop a repertoire of effective strategies to help the board of directors discharge its fiduciary responsibility to shareholders Prepare a periodic assessment of professional development activities and an informed review of both audit processes and financial reporting processes A must-have for all audit committee members, board directors, corporate secretaries, CEOs, CFOs, and auditors involved in the accounting practices of their firms, The Audit Committee Handbook, Fifth Edition is the most authoritative work on audit committees in the marketplace.

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