Public Board Dinner – An Insider’s Guide to Washington for Public Company Directors

Date: Monday, December 03, 2018
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm
Location: Il Fornaio
520 Cowper Street
(at the Garden Court Hotel)
Palo Alto, CA 94301


Are you a current public company board member, have served as a public company director in the past and are actively seeking a new position, or a board member of a company anticipating an IPO and wish to be part of this event?


With the midterm elections then behind us and thoughts turning to legislative agendas for the next two years, please join us and our guest speaker, Senator Christopher J. Dodd, who will discuss his views on topics such as structural changes in Washington that impact the modern day legislative process, and a look-back on the intent and impact of the executive compensation aspects of Dodd-Frank.


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.


Hosts for our ACG Silicon Valley Public Board Circle Dinners

Garrett Herbert – Managing Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP
Nick O’Keefe – Partner, Arnold & Porter
Diane Frankle – Senior Counsel, Arnold & Porter
Gunjeet Baweja – Managing Director, Global Head of Semiconductors & Electronics, Jefferies Technology Group