Public Board Dinner – Mandating Boardroom Gender Diversity in California

Date: Monday, March 04, 2019
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?


Diversity is at the forefront of issues facing public company boards. The California legislature has weighed in with SB 826, now passed into law, which imposes financial penalties on public companies headquartered in California that fail to satisfy its gender diversity mandate.

Please join us for a discussion led by Professor Grundfest on the impact and merits of the new law.


Our Distinguished Speaker


Joseph Grundfest

William A. Franke Professor of Law and Business
Stanford Law School

Joseph Grundfest, a former Commissioner of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, is the William A. Franke Professor of Law and Business at Stanford Law School. His scholarship has been published in the Harvard, Yale and Stanford Law Reviews, and has been recognized as among the 100 most influential attorneys in the nation. He is also founder and co-director of Stanford’s Directors’ College and co-Director of the Rock Center on Corporate Governance. He chairs the audit committee at KKR, and is co-founder and former director of Financial Engines Inc.


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