ATLANTA (June 2) — The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) recently appointed Kilpatrick Stockton Partner Neil Falis as a commissioner to its prestigious 2005 Blue Ribbon Commission (BRC). Mr. Falis also serves as president of the NACD Atlanta Chapter.
The 2005 BRC will be charged with addressing current trends in litigation against directors, new developments in federal and state stockholder litigation, new developments affecting the general fiduciary role of the board under common law and state corporation law, and key issues in indemnification and insurance. The BRC’s findings will be compiled in a report in October 2005.
“Neil’s appointment to the Blue Ribbon Commission is a testament to his leadership and reputation in the business and legal communities,” said Ben Barkley, Corporate Department Chair. “As our clients already know, Neil’s depth of knowledge and insight on the real issues impacting today’s business leaders are valuable assets the BRC can utilize. The entire firm is proud of Neil’s leadership with the BRC and his growing list of significant accomplishments.”
The Commission will be chaired by Norman Veasey, former chief justice of the Delaware Supreme Court. BRC commissioners will include legal and corporate leaders from companies across the country, including: Conoco-Phillips, Dell, DuPont, ExxonMobil, General Electric, General Motors, JP Morgan Chase, Pfizer, Inc., Proctor & Gamble, Prudential, Target Corporation, Tyco International, Walt Disney Company, Wells Fargo and others.
The NACD is a national non-profit membership organization dedicated exclusively to serving the corporate governance needs of corporate boards and individual board members. NACD’s members and customers represent companies ranging from Fortune 100 public companies to small, over-the-counter, closely held, and private firms. For more, go to www.nacdonline.org.
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