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Delaware's Benefit Corporation Statute: What You Need to Know About the Corporate Governance Structure

Speaker(s): Frederick H. Alexander, Holly Ensign-Barstow
Recorded on: Jan. 21, 2016
PLI Program #: 168934

Frederick H. Alexander is Advisor for Legal Policy at B Lab. Before coming to B Lab, he spent 26 years at Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Turmell LLP as a corporate law attorney, including four years as managing partner.  .He remains counsel to the firm.

Mr. Alexander formerly chaired the Council of the Corporation Law Section of the Delaware State Bar Association and the General Review Task Force of the ABA Committee on Corporate Laws. He currently chairs the ABA Task Force on Two Step Mergers and the State Law Initiatives Task Force. He is a member of the Delaware Access to Justice Commission and serves on the Advisory Committee for the Securities Regulation Institute. He is a member of the ABA Business Law Section Publications Board and an Inaugural Fellow of the American College of Governance Counsel.

Mr. Alexander has been named as one of the ten most highly regarded corporate governance lawyers worldwide by The International Who's Who Corporate Governance Lawyers. Ile was selected by Best Corporate Law Lawyers as the Delaware Mergers & Acquisitions Lawyer of the Year and as the Delaware Corporate Law Lawyer of the Year, and was named as one of the 500 leading lawyers in the United States by the Lawdragon guide.

He is the author of The Delaware Corporation; Legal Aspects of Organization and Operation 1- 5th C.P.S. (BNA 2014) and has written numerous articles, including Benefit Corporations in the Public Markets (Agenda 2015); Amendments Remove Obstacles to Adoption of Public Benefit Status (Corporate Law and Accountability Report 2015); Doing Well While Doing Good: New Delaware Law Authorizes ''Public Benefit" Corporations (Delaware Corporate & Legal Services Blog 2013); Forum Selection By-laws: Where We Are and Where We Go From Here (Insights 2013); Responding to Unsolicited Takeover Offers (Conference Board 2009).