Directors’ Oversight Role Today: Increased Expectations, Responsibility and Accountability—A Macro View

Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance

Marc S. Gerber Kenton J. King Peter A. Atkins

Partners Peter Atkins, Marc Gerber and Ken King explore how the scope of U.S. public company board of director oversight now includes almost any subject that may be raised as potentially material to a company, and outline key considerations to assist boards in exercising their custodial roles in this environment, including the need to implement alert processes that can surface new supervisory issues and to track concerns of investors, analysts and other stakeholders when determining board priorities.