Unit 6: Corporate Governance – Best Practices

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Video Length: 22 Minutes
Released: January 2, 2014
Presenter: James McAlpin
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In the second part of the sixth installment of our Online Training Series, James McAlpin, partner with the law firm Bryan Cave LLP in Atlanta, shares 10 governance best practices that boards might consider adopting, the practice of performing annual director evaluations and how to handle board minutes.

Topics Include:

  • Governance Best Practices
  • Board Assessments
  • CEO vs. Chairman Role
  • Meeting Minutes

A glossary of banking terms is included with each video unit.

About The Presenter:

Jim McAlpin is a partner in Bryan Cave LLP’s Financial Institutions practice group. The Financial Institutions Group represents hundreds of community banks throughout the United States. It is annually a national leader in merger and acquisition transactions, de novo bank formations, going private transactions, and public and private capital issuance for community banks.

Mr. McAlpin has broad experience in the areas of corporate and business law, including representation of both private and public companies in connection with capital and acquisition strategies, board disputes and dissident shareholders. Mr. McAlpin regularly counsels clients on corporate governance matters, operational and regulatory issues faced by financial institutions and strategies for dealing with regulatory issues. Mr. McAlpin also frequently represents Boards of Directors and special committees, and he has an expertise in the area of the duties, responsibilities and fiduciary obligations of corporate directors.

Mr. McAlpin served as Chairman of Powell Goldstein LLP from March 2004 until its combination with Bryan Cave LLP, January 1, 2009. He is currently serving on the Executive Committee of Bryan Cave.

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