Ellisa O. Habbart moderates a CLE panel entitled “Protect Your Company and the Board from Liability!”
Ms. Habbart attended the 2018 NAMWOLF Business Meeting in San Diego, California from February 24-27, 2018. Along with two other co-panelists, Ms. Habbart addressed the structure of a good program, the provisions required, the role of the corporate secretary and war stories from the trenches. For more information, click here.
Ms. Habbart will be one of the speakers on the panel that opens the 4th Annual International Bar Association Corporate Governance Conference. The panel will address recent trends and Ms. Habbart will address dual class shares, a subject that triggers a great deal of debate among Wall Street , Silicon Valley and stock exchanges around the world. Given Ms. Habbart focuses on transactional law with The Delaware Counsel Group LLC, she contacted Stuart Grant, the co-founder and Managing Director of Grant & Eisonhofer P.A. to obtain a litigation perspective to share with the conference attendees. Mr. Grant’s firm represented institutional investors that challenged Mark Zuckerberg’s proposal to obtain shares that would have enabled him to retain voting control of Facebook. Ms. Habbart has been active in the IBA as an officer of the Corporate and M&A Law Committee and currently serves as the Committee’s representative on the IBA’s economic sanctions project.
Ellisa Opstbaum Habbart recognized as World-Leading Lawyer by Expert Guides: Women in Business Law 2017
Ellisa Opstbaum Habbart was recognized by Expert Guides in their publication Women in Business Law 2017 as a world-leading lawyer in the practice area of corporate governance. Published annually, the guide distinguishes the top female law practioners in the United States. The lawyers are nominated through a rigorous review by in-house counsel and peers from more than 90 jurisdictions, and selected through independent research and peer evaluations.
More information can be found here.
Ms. Habbart to speak at the American Bar Association’s Annual Business Law Meeting in Washington, D.C.
Ms. Habbart has been asked to speak at the American Bar Association’s Annual Business Law Meeting, November 17-18 in Washington, D.C. Her panel will discuss fiduciary challenges and revenue opportunities in Managing Investment Portfolio-Related Litigation as an Asset. Ms. Habbart will speak to fiduciary duty standards of plan sponsors and trustees in managing securities litigation exposures, and implications under Delaware Law.
More information about the meeting can be found here.
Ms. Habbart to speak at the International Bar Association’s Corporate Governance Conference in Frankfurt, Germany
In connection with the Delaware Counsel Group’s substantial experience in international transactions, Ms. Habbart has been asked to speak at the International Bar Association’s 4th Annual Corporate Governance Conference, to be held in Frankfurt, Germany on December 7-8, 2017. Her panel will discuss current trends and developments in corporate governance, with a focus on the increasing shareholder activism, controlling shareholders, and communication between investors and non-executive board members.
More information about the sessions can be found here.
The Delaware Counsel Group LLC Shares Expertise at the International Bar Association Annual Conference in Sydney, Australia
Ellisa Opstbaum Habbart of The Delaware Counsel Group LLC joined lawyers from around the world at the International Bar Association’s Annual (the “IBA”) Conference in Sydney, Australia. The Annual Conference examines prevailing legal issues in key jurisdictions around the world.
Ms. Habbart updated conference attendees on developments in the mobility of lawyers during the IBA’s program “Departures and Lateral Hires of Partners”. The panel addressed ethical considerations to clients, vendors, creditors, and employees of the departing firm, and the role and potential liability of the firms to whom the lawyer transitions. Co panelists included Jennifer Bishop (Miller Thomson, Canada), Jorg K. Menzer (Noerr, Romania), Roberto Augustor Nogueira de Pary (Souza Cescon, Brazil), Clemens Schindler (Schindler, Austria), and Tracey Calvert (Oakalls Consultancy, England).
More information about the sessions can be found here.
The panel is part of the annual CLE hosted by the Council to the Corporation Law Section of the Delaware State Bar Association (the “Council”), of which Ms. Habbart is one of only 26 members. The Council is responsible for proposing yearly changes to Delaware’s corporate statutes. Each year, the Council hosts an event to discuss recent developments in Delaware corporate law. More information about this year’s panel can be found here.
Ellisa O. Habbart and Michael S. Swoyer co-author article published in The Journal of Private Equity
The Private Equity Journal recently published an article entitled, “Is a Delaware LLC the Answer to Address Risks of Personal Liability in Private Equity Investments in Brazil?” authored by Ms. Habbart and Mr. Swoyer together with Alexei Bonamin of Tozzini Freire. More information can be found here.
Ellisa O. Habbart and Michael S. Swoyer Author Delaware Chapter in the 2017 Corporate Governance Review
Law Business Research Ltd. recently published the sixth edition of The Corporate Governance Review, which provides overviews of corporate governance regimes worldwide. Delaware is the only U.S. state that features its own individual chapter.
The Delaware Chapter can be found here.
The Council of the Corporation Law Section of the Delaware State Bar Association, on which Ellisa Habbart sits, releases 2017 proposed amendments to the Delaware General Corporation Law (the “DGCL”).
The full text of the proposed amendments can be found here.