ATLANTA, September 4, 2014 — An examination of key governance issues facing board members at public companies and a keynote presentation D. Scott Davis, who retired as chief executive officer of United Parcel Service, Inc., on September 1, were among the highlights of the second annual Directors Exchange of Atlanta. The day-long event was held today at the Cherokee Town Club in Buckhead, Georgia. Approximately 60 directors attended the event, which was co-sponsored by King & Spalding along with Ernst & Young, Marsh, Pearl Meyer Partners and Peter Browning Partners.
In his keynote address, Davis reflected on his 28-year career at UPS as well as the unique history and culture of the company. UPS General Counsel Teri McClure and other senior members of the UPS legal department attended the event. King & Spalding partners Paul J. Murphy and Russell B. Richards also were in attendance.
Alan J. Prince, King & Spalding’s Atlanta office managing partner, and corporate partner Jeffrey M. Stein moderated a panel on the challenges that public companies are facing, with former King & Spalding managing partner Ralph B. Levy participating as a panelist. In addition, King & Spalding partner Michael R. Smith conducted a session on directors and officers liability.
The Directors Exchange of Atlanta is an annual conference for directors of public companies that offers a blend of participant interaction, expert panels and fresh content around “top of mind” issues of interest to public company boards. The Exchange allows board members to come together to discuss current issues, share best practices and network with their peers.
Attendees at the event represented a broad cross-section of directors serving on the boards of over 90 leading companies from across the Southeast United States.
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