Dallas In-Person Program | Direction for Directors Post-Marchand

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Thursday, December 03, 2020
04:30 PM - 06:00 PM CST
HEXA Coworking
2100 N. Greenville Avenue
Richardson, TX 75082

Please note that this is an in-person program only.



The presentation will highlight recent applications of the Caremark liabilities in Marchand (a case involving Bluebell Creameries USA) and its progeny.  Further, the presenters will analyze COVID-19’s impact on private director exposure.  The presentation will discuss the effects of the recent decisions, the public crises, and the economic downturn on board practices.

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Timothy R. McCormick
Of Council
Thompson & Knight LLP

Tim McCormick focuses his complex business litigation practice on corporate and shareholder rights, mergers and acquisitions, director and officer disputes, securities litigation, and complex business claims. He has conducted numerous internal investigations, investigations focusing on accounting fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and securities and corporate governance claims.

Tim has extensive experience before the Securities and Exchange Commission and has also been involved in matters involving the United States Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, and antitrust divisions of the attorneys general of several states. He has tried many major disputes to conclusion.

Tim is a frequent speaker and writer on securities litigation, special negotiating and litigation committee issues under Delaware law, director and officer duty and liability updates, internal corporate investigations, and other topics on business litigation risks.


Michael Stockham

Thompson & Knight LLP

Michael Stockham is a trial attorney who focuses, both in and out of the boardroom and courtroom, on helping companies and individuals navigate the complex world of litigation and government regulation and enforcement. He has tried multi-million-dollar lawsuits to verdict and served as lead trial counsel or as a member of multifaceted trial teams in both state and federal court. He provides counsel in such areas as corporate governance, corporate compliance, fraud and breach of fiduciary duty, shareholder rights, securities fraud (including 10b-5, Section 11, Texas Securities Act), class actions, merger litigation, partnership and corporate disputes, qui tam litigation defense, and white collar defense for companies and individual executives. He is also known for his ability to conduct sensitive internal investigations for audit committees, demand review committees, or other corporate entities in a cost-effective manner that accomplishes the necessary objectives of the investigation, but that is least disruptive to the ongoing business enterprise. Michael is a Certified Fraud Examiner, certified by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the world’s largest anti-fraud organization specializing in the complex issues raised by corporate and white-collar fraud and providing anti-fraud training and education as well as compliance with anti-fraud controls.

For years, Michael has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America®, Texas Super Lawyers®, Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine, and Texas Rising Stars® for his outstanding legal work. He is AV PreeminentTM Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®. He frequently speaks and authors chapters and articles on various topics, including corporate compliance; corporate governance; fraud prevention; securities litigation (10b-5, Section 11, Texas Securities Act); internal investigations; breach of contract and fraud issues; breach of fiduciary duty; Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Sarbanes-Oxley, and Dodd-Frank matters; partnership disputes; and other business litigation topics.


Mackenzie Wallace

Thompson & Knight LLP

Mackenzie S. Wallace is a trial attorney focused on healthcare, securities, antitrust, white collar, and general business and commercial litigation. She has extensive experience representing healthcare providers in coverage and reimbursement disputes; fraud, and civil RICO claims; Texas Prompt Pay Act, qui tam, and False Claims Act litigation; and matters relating to the violation of federal and state anti-kickback provisions and Stark laws.

In addition, Mackenzie advises corporations and directors on various aspects of shareholder and securities litigation, corporate and shareholder rights, director and officer litigation, merger litigation, and white-collar criminal litigation.