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How the Impeachment Inquiry Could Impact Doing Business in DC

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The decision this week by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to open an inquiry to try to impeach President Donald Trump will have a seismic impact on how business gets done in Washington for the foreseeable future.

Getting Your Ducks in a Row for the Next CEO

As their list of responsibilities continues to grow in size and importance, Boards at times fail to focus on one of the tasks traditionally regarded as perhaps their most essential duty: CEO succession planning. In a recent piece for Ethical Boardroom, Abernathy MacGregor’s CEO Tom Johnson talks about purposeful planning in the boardroom.

Employee Advocacy on Environmental and Social Issues: Are Your Board and Management Team Prepared?

Corporate employees are increasingly likely to speak up about their employers’ actions (or lack thereof) on environmental and social issues. In a recent piece for Corporate Board Member, Abernathy MacGregor’s Kensey Biggs, Jeremy Jacobs, and Kendell Moore share insight on how companies can avoid becoming a target of their own employees.

Wake up the Raiders: Considerations for Private Equity Going Activist

This piece was highlighted in the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation. Abernathy's Chuck Dohrenwend and Pat Tucker joined Pillsbury's Steve Amdur and Jarrod Murphy to examine the key risks for private equity leaders embracing the activist playbook and how to pursue this new strategy effectively.

Buybacks: Communications Considerations in the Current Environment

A recent proposal regarding corporate stock buybacks has reframed what has historically been viewed as a purely economic decision to more of a social issue, and corporate leaders and communicators may now need to grapple with the social repercussions of the financial decisions they make for capital allocation.

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