M&A in the Era of COVID 19:The Issues Boards Must Consider

July 21, 2020 at 1:00pm2:15pm

The M&A landscape is suffering an acute pandemic reaction. Deal volume is at a seven-year low. Nevertheless, according to some data, companies pursing M&A during uncertain times outperform others. Even during a downturn, M&A remains one of the most important areas of corporate governance. Corporate board members — and their counsel — need to be aware of how their fiduciary duties relate to M&A decisions, to optimize opportunities while minimizing corporate and fiduciary liabilities.

Join Young Conaway's Corporate Partner, Emily Burton, along with Sharon R. Flanagan of Sidley Austin LLP, and moderator, Howard Brownstein of Brownstein Corporation as they discuss important board duties in detail, including:

  • Review of fiduciary duties of board members
  • Discussion of how board fiduciary duties relate to M&A activities
  • Important case decisions bearing on board duties in M&A

Register today for the American Law Institute's Continuing Legal Education webinar entitled, "M&A in the Era of COVID 19: The Issues Boards Must Consider".