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Erin Gordon represents clients in a variety of corporate and financial transactions, including capital markets, securities, mergers, acquisitions, and banking. Erin advises clients on corporate governance, securities law compliance, corporate formation, and venture capital investments. She has experience in helping entrepreneurs in various industries, as well as early-stage, growth-stage, and established public and private companies.

I didn’t start my legal career knowing I was going to be a securities lawyer. I didn’t even take “Securities Regulation” in law school. I thought I was going to be a prosecutor. Thankfully, my first firm had a policy of bringing in first-year associates unassigned so we could try out different practice areas.


Continuing my three-part series of blogs about board and committee meeting minutes practices (see Part 1 about what to do before the meeting), here are some practices to consider in your minute-taking routine during the board or committee meeting: 

  1. Don’t record any meetings with audio or visual equipment, as this practice may have a chilling

This is the first of a series of three blogs about board minutes. Keeping accurate, concise minutes of the meetings of your board and board committees is one of the more important responsibilities of a corporate secretary. Minutes have long been important to help protect a board from claims of fiduciary duty failures, and the

Earlier this year, BlackRock announced that it has expanded its Voting Choice program (pass-through voting) to BlackRock clients representing nearly half (47%) of its index equity assets globally, and that it plans to expand that program to all individual investors in its index funds. Now might be the time to start thinking about pass-through voting