Public Board Circle – A Discussion with Senator Dodd
Monday, September 14, 2020
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The Public Board Circle is open to current public company board members, those who have served as public company directors in the past and are actively seeking new positions, and board members of companies anticipating an IPO. Events are by invitation only.
Please join us for a discussion with Senator Dodd about the upcoming elections and implications for US businesses.
Our Distinguished Speaker
Senator Christopher J. Dodd
Senior Counsel, Legislative & Public Policy Group
Arnold & Porter
Senator Christopher J. Dodd is a member of Arnold & Porter’s Legislative and Public Policy group. Senator Dodd joined the firm after a long and distinguished career in the United States Senate, representing the State of Connecticut. He also served three terms in the US House of Representatives, representing Connecticut’s 2nd District.
During his tenure as Senator, he was Chairman of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs and served on the Committees on Foreign Relations and Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, among others. He was a principal author of numerous bills that became law, including the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act, the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act, the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Child Care Act, and the Help America Vote Act, among others, and he was deeply involved in the passage of the Affordable Care Act.
After leaving government service in 2011, Senator Dodd joined the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), serving as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. During his seven-year tenure, he helped move MPAA into the digital age, including spearheading content protection and anti-piracy initiatives, and expanding the access of US films and television programs to China and other international markets. He also established a coalition of film and television content creators, ACE (Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment), which includes the MPAA studios, Netflix, Amazon and others, to cooperate on the common issue of protecting intellectual property. He stepped down from the MPAA on January 1, 2018.