Directors & Boards Thought Leadership

F. Douglas Raymond writes a regular column on governance matters for Directors & Boards magazine that highlights his pragmatic approach to boardroom issues. Doug is an authority on corporate governance and disclosure issues. He advises extensively on governance matters for public and private companies and counsels boards of directors and special committees on complex governance challenges. Doug also has a focus on sophisticated family enterprises and is himself an independent (nonfamily) director of a fifth-generation family business with interests in industrial abrasives and related businesses.

Directors & Boards is a quarterly journal dedicated to the topics of leadership and corporate governance. Its readers are at the very pinnacle of business — board chairs, CEOs and members of senior management, corporate board members, and board advisers.

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Published Articles November 2021

Advance Waivers of Dissenters’ Rights

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Published Articles November 2021

Revaluing Assets and Liabilities When Paying Dividends or Repurchasing Shares

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Published Articles September 2021

Private Company Governance: Preparing for Sale

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Published Articles September 2021

The Duty of Oversight in the Face of COVID Mandates

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Published Articles August 2021

Directors’ Use of External Work Email Leaves the Correspondence Vulnerable

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Publication April 2021

When Conflicts of Interest Can Work

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Published Articles February 2021

Moving to a Values-Based Approach to Corporate Codes of Conduct

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Published Articles January 2021

Walking Back from the ‘Friedman Doctrine’?

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Published Articles October 2020

Revisiting Independence

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Published Articles October 2020

Can Your Compliance Program Pass the Test?

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Published Articles July 2020

Anticipating the Unanticipated

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Published Articles April 2020

They Had One Job

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Published Articles January 2020

Shifting Leverage in Shareholder Votes

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Published Articles October 2019

Indemnification Holes After a Company Is Sold

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Published Articles July 2019

Directors’ Private Emails May Not Stay Private

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Published Articles June 2019

Weighing ESG Against Directors’ Fiduciary Duty

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Published Articles March 2019

Designating Courts for Shareholder Lawsuits Is on the Rise

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Published Articles January 2019

Managing Conflicts of Interest and Disclosure

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Published Articles October 2018

Is It Only About Profits?

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Published Articles August 2018

The Pros and Cons of Good Governance

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Published Articles May 2018

Lawsuits & Board Liability

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Published Articles February 2018

Say on Director Pay

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Published Articles December 2017

Political Pressure Builds for Companies to Increase Board Diversity

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Published Articles November 2017

Measuring Impact in the Boardroom

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Published Articles June 2017

Should Everything Be For the Record?

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Published Articles April 2017

Director Independence After Zynga

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Published Articles January 2017

Directors and “Unfettered” Rights to Company Information

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Published Articles December 2016

Corporate Governance is Personal

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Published Articles October 2016

Impact Investing in the Boardroom

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Published Articles July 2016

New Guidance on Handling Disruptive Directors

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Published Articles April 2016

The Tenured Director: Co-opted or Invaluable?

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Published Articles January 2016

Building a Team of Experts

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Published Articles October 2015

Old Friends on the Board

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Published Articles October 2015

Proxy Access: Moving to Center Stage?

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Published Articles July 2015

Board Decision Making and Diversity

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Published Articles April 2015

The Cybersecurity Scare

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Published Articles March 2015

Cause for Concern Regarding Director Compensation

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Published Articles January 2015

How Long Term Is Your Long-Term Planning?

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Published Articles October 2014

The Tension Between Boards and Investors

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Published Articles August 2014

Practical Dos and Don’ts for Directors

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Published Articles April 2014

Don’t Rely on Others to Do Your Work

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Published Articles March 2014

Boardroom Relevance of the Values of Scouting

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Published Articles June 2013

Harmonizing Going Private Transactions

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Published Articles March 2013

Director Resignation and Fiduciary Duties

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Published Articles December 2012

Loyalty in the Board Room

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Published Articles October 2012

New Court Ruling, New Need for Caution

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Published Articles March 2012

Be Good

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Published Articles December 2011

Take a Long Look in the Mirror

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Published Articles September 2011

Separation Anxiety

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Published Articles August 2011

Deal Dynamics With Controlling Shareholders

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Published Articles May 2011

Conflicted Advisors Causing Trouble

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Published Articles March 2011

Holding Back the Tide of MA Litigation

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Published Articles May 2010

Advancement Rights: Are You Covered?

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Published Articles May 2010

Going Off the Grid

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Published Articles May 2006

Going Dark

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