The Directors’ Handbook is one of the leading guides to corporate governance for directors, officers, attorneys, and corporate secretaries of publicly-traded companies.

thumbnail_directors-handbookIn the 2016 Foreword, author Thomas J. Dougherty examines three developments that increasingly impact director discretion:

  • The threatened demise of derivative court case protections
  • Increasing judicial skepticism toward settlements of challenges to corporate disclosure
  • SEC whistleblower protocols

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“Defending Director Discretion” excerpted from The Directors’ Handbook 2016 edition