Frank Aquila and Melissa Sawyer Author Article Providing Checklist for New DirectorsAugust 5, 2013
In the July 2013 issue of LexisNexis Emerging Issues Analysis, Mr. Aquila and Ms. Sawyer authored the article, “Speed Reading: Checklist For New Directors.” The article provides a checklist of five basic steps that new directors should take when they join a company’s board. The checklist is also intended for use by in-house lawyers and corporate secretaries who are charged with ensuring that new directors are integrated into a board’s activities. Most of the items on this list are relevant for both public and private companies. These steps apply both to directors who are elected by stockholders as well as to directors who are designated by a single stockholder or appointed by the board to fill a vacancy.