Regulatory Trends Affecting Public Companies

October 15, 2019

Melissa Sawyer, co-head of S&C’s corporate governance and shareholder activism practice, discusses the current regulatory environment with Ed Knight, vice chairman at Nasdaq, in Nasdaq Center for Corporate Governance and DirectorCorps’ latest episode of Looking Ahead: Trends in Corporate Leadership. Melissa and Ed share their insights on important board topics like antitrust, cyber, privacy and the shifting regulatory landscape governing these areas. They are joined by Al Dominick, CEO DirectorCorps.

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Melissa Sawyer is co-head of Sullivan & Cromwell’s Corporate Governance & Activism Practice and a partner in the Firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions Group. In addition to advising clients on public and private M&A transactions, joint ventures and strategic alliances, she also regularly advises clients on corporate governance, activism and takeover defense matters. Melissa’s experience spans multiple industries, including consumer and retail, industrials, medtech and insurance. In the past three years alone, Melissa has advised AT&T, Diageo, Sotheby’s and UnitedHealth, to name a few.