Palo Alto Corporate Governance Attorney to Present to Ivy Alumni Leaders

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Corporate governance attorney Douglas Y. Park will present to Ivy League alumni leaders in the San Francisco Bay Area on issues of governance, conflicts of interest, and ethical dilemmas in alumni club service.

Douglas Y. Park, Palo Alto Business Attorney

Douglas Y. Park, Palo Alto Business Attorney

In addition to the corporate governance and ethical issues of leading a non-profit, alumni club leaders face special challenges.

On January 22, 2012, at the University Club in Palo Alto, attorney Douglas Y. Park will present to Ivy League alumni leaders in Silicon Valley on issues of corporate governance, conflicts of interest, and ethical dilemmas in alumni club service.

Alumni club leaders face conflicts of interest and ethical dilemmas, are exposed to external liabilities, and are routinely dealing with issues involving governance. "In addition to the corporate governance and ethical issues of leading a non-profit, alumni club leaders face special challenges," explains Mr. Park.

Topics to be addressed include:

1. Governance and compliance issues

  • Why governance matters
  • Non-profit status
  • Requirements for non-profit organizations
  • The role of bylaws
  • Board and club policies

2. Conflicts of interest and ethical dilemmas

  • Identifying conflicts and ethical dilemmas
  • Sponsorships
  • Use of club positions for professional gain
  • Role of the board and officers

3. Liability

  • Dealing with disputes
  • General liability
  • D&O insurance

Mr. Park, principal of DYP Advisors, is an attorney in Palo Alto specializing in corporate governance, corporate law, and strategy, and President of the Harvard Club of Silicon Valley. He brings a background in business and law to address these issues for executives, board members, companies, and investors. Douglas has been mentioned on corporate governance and compliance issues in TheWallStreetJournal.com, Time.com, Corporate Secretary, Reuters, and other leading publications.

Co-presenter Mr. Szulc is a senior vice president with Marsh, the global insurance broker and risk advisor subsidiary of the Marsh & McLennan Companies. He is a member of the board of directors of the Columbia Business School Club of the Bay Area. Stefan helps companies develop effective risk strategies and has more than 17 years industry experience as a client executive, placement broker, and underwriting manager.

More information is available at the Harvard Club of Silicon Valley website: http://www.harvardclub-siliconvalley.org/

ABOUT DYP ADVISORS:

DYP Advisors provides business informed legal services that help executives, boards of directors, and investors address issues in corporate governance, corporate law, and strategy. The firm applies its deep experience in business and law to these central challenges. Our cost effective, high value added services give you an edge over the competition. More information about the firm is available at http://www.dypadvisors.com.

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