July 3, 2022

Volume XII, Number 184


COVID-19: A Practical Checklist For Boards Of Directors Managing In Times Of Crisis

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to create economic havoc across the globe, boards of directors have a critical role to play in ensuring that their companies address the risks and uncertainties in a prudent manner. Also, boards need to be aware of the rules that apply where there is a potential for insolvency resulting from the economic dislocations and lack of liquidity. As part of a series of webinars presented by Barnes & Thornburg’s Finance, Insolvency and Restructuring, Corporate, and Securities departments, this program will provide practical steps boards should consider in responding to the current crisis.

Topics will include:

  • A refresher on fiduciary duties
  • Business judgment in times of extraordinary crisis
  • Personal liability when things go wrong
  • Determining if the company is insolvent or in the zone of insolvency – and why it matters
  • The restart: Should the board be concerned about the company’s systems and reporting processes relating to COVID-19?
  • Is a COVID-19 special committee advisable?
  • COVID-19 public reporting and other disclosure obligations
  • Evaluating the risk and rewards of distressed acquisition opportunities
  • Do black swan events like COVID-19 affect the board’s analysis of adequate reserves?
  • Preserving the privilege among corporate affiliates in times of crisis

This session is designed primarily for executives, managers, nonlegal personnel, inside counsel, and other professionals. It will feature an extended Q&A; questions may be submitted during the webinar or when registering.