Squire Patton Boggs partner and chair of the US Corporate Governance & Securities Regulation Practice, Frank M. Placenti has served as editor and contributor of a new reference guide for corporate directors recently published by the American Bar Association. Director’s Handbook: The Field Guide to 101 Situations Commonly Encountered in the Boardroom is designed to provide a valuable, practical resource covering a broad variety of topics frequently encountered by public company directors.
Of the Director’s Handbook, Peter R. Gleason, CEO, National Association of Corporate Directors, commented, “Businesses are operating in a world defined by uncertainty, resulting in a rapidly widening scope of boardroom responsibilities. For directors who are feeling overwhelmed, the Director’s Handbook makes the 21st-century director’s multifaceted duty of oversight far more approachable. Editor and contributor Frank Placenti has assembled insights from legal and governance experts who provide the reader with the resources directors need to capably handle the most common and complicated governance issues.”
Martin Lipton, founding partner of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz offered the following comment: “The Director’s Handbook, with its broad sweep and user-friendly format, promises to be a valuable addition to the resources available to educate directors and prepare them for the increasingly challenging but vital role they play.”
Mr. Placenti serves as the Founding President of the American College of Governance Counsel and as Vice Chair of the ABA Governance Committee. With more than 30 years’ experience in corporate governance and M&A matters, Mr. Placenti is no stranger to the boardroom, both as an advisor to some of Arizona’s largest public companies and as a member of numerous public and private company and non-profit boards of directors. He has had leading roles in advising boards throughout the country and in Asia in connection with governance matters.
In addition to Mr. Placenti, the Director’s Handbook reflects contributions from a group of leading professionals in the field of corporate governance from throughout the US.
Praise for the Director’s Handbook was featured in book reviews published by the National Association of Corporate Directors and Adam J. Epstein.
Information on ordering the Director’s Handbook is available from the American Bar Association at 1-800-285-2221 or ShopABA.org.