Beyond Unprecedented S3 Ep3: Boardroom Ballot Battles and the Universal Proxy
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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission recently adopted rules mandating the use of universal proxy cards for electing directors to the boards of public companies. Broadridge Financial Solutions Chief Legal Officer Keir Gumbs discusses the new rules and the potential repercussions of universal proxy card voting for investors and corporations.
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Ira M. Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership
Talley, Eric L.; Gillis, Talia B.; and Gumbs, Keir, "Beyond Unprecedented S3 Ep3: Boardroom Ballot Battles and the Universal Proxy" (2023). Beyond Unprecedented Season 3. 4.
Released: April 13, 2023
Keir Gumbs is Chief Legal Officer of Broadridge Financial Solutions. He is an executive member of the company’s ESG Committee and its Executive Diversity Council. Before Broadridge, Gumbs was Deputy General Counsel and Deputy Corporate Secretary of Uber Technologies. Prior to Uber, Gumbs was a partner for nearly a decade at Covington & Burling. His career also includes six years of service with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Gumbs currently sits on the advisory board of the Ira M. Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership at Columbia Law School.
Eric Talley, Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law, writes and researches at the intersection of corporate law, governance, and finance. As a co-director of the Ira M. Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership, Talley shapes research and programs focused on the future of corporate governance and performance. He is a frequent commentator in the national media, and he speaks regularly to corporate boards and regulators on issues pertaining to fiduciary duties, governance, and finance. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego, and earned his J.D. and a Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University.
Talia Gillis, Associate Professor of Law and Milton Handler Fellow at Columbia Law, studies the law and economics of consumer markets. She is interested in household financial behavior and how consumer welfare is shaped by technological and legal changes. In her research, she has studied the impact of regulatory tools such as financial disclosures and fiduciary duties on consumer welfare. She also uses insights from psychology to empirically study the way households manage their financial ebbs and flows. Some of her recent work considers how artificial intelligence — and consumer fintech more broadly — is affecting consumers and raises distributional concerns. Gillis has a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University and an S.J.D. from Harvard Law School. She clerked for Deputy Chief Justice Hanan Melcer of the Supreme Court of Israel.