On the heels of our popular “Anatomy of a Proxy” webcast (archive will be available soon), we have scheduled a companion webcast – “Proxy Season Roundtable: What You Need to Know Now” – set for Wednesday, December 1st. Join Perkins Coie’s own Allison Handy, Andrew Moore and Broc Romanek – and Proxy Analytics’ Steve Pantina – as they cover shareholder engagement and shareholder proposal trends; regulatory, as well as proxy advisor and investor voting policy, updates; and a bevy of practice tips that you can use for this upcoming proxy season.

Here’s the agenda for just the “shareholder engagement” portion of the program (there also are “regulatory update” and “practice pointer” segments):

1. There is a consolidation of assets among a handful of asset managers. The elephant in the room that’s not getting nearly enough attention.
2. What might be the impact of BlackRock’s announcement about client-directed voting?
3. Say-on-Pay: We saw an increase in failed say-on-pay votes, both on an absolute level and particularly at the S&P 500 level. Will that trend continue? And how do companies avoid going forward?
4. Say-on-Climate: Will this be a thing? And how do we prepare?
5. Diversity and Anti-Discrimination Proposals: 2021 saw some incredible and unexpected results. Is it sustainable? And how should companies incorporate diversity conversations into their engagement?
6. Climate change proposals are not just directed toward energy and utilities. What do companies need to know now?
7. Many companies have an established outreach program. Tips about how to make the most effective use of your time.

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As a strategist for the firm’s Corporate & Securities practice, Broc Romanek has a deep understanding of the regulatory and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) marketplace. Prior to joining Perkins Coie, Broc served as editor at TheCorporateCounsel.net, CompensationStandards.com, and DealLawyers.com, where he oversaw…

As a strategist for the firm’s Corporate & Securities practice, Broc Romanek has a deep understanding of the regulatory and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) marketplace. Prior to joining Perkins Coie, Broc served as editor at TheCorporateCounsel.net, CompensationStandards.com, and DealLawyers.com, where he oversaw and managed coverage on issues related to ESG, corporate governance, executive pay, deals, and market trends and analysis.

In addition to his nearly two decades of working as a journalist and publisher, Broc served as assistant general counsel at a Fortune 50 company, worked in the Office of Chief Counsel of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Division of Corporation Finance, was a counselor to former SEC Commissioner Laura Unger, and worked in private practice. He also is the author, or co-author, of four legal treatises, and has authored several books focused on the legal industry.