Podcast 29 – Liz Dunshee – Unifying Practitioner, Editor, and Executive


About the Episode

We are very excited to be joined this week by Liz Dunshee, Managing Editor at CCR Corp., publishers of a wide array of media on the corporate compliance field.

Liz’s background in Securities Law Compliance & Corporate Governance and current role in publishing on the topic focuses on what should and does rise to the level of board involvement, ensure that the board is set up right. A product of parents that were business owners and auditors, this career path was almost inevitable!

In the episode, we chat with Liz on:

  • When and how did the huge increase in touchpoints of the board of directors with new areas like information security, ESG, and other topics become such a hot topic?
  • How can an organisation get started with this dramatic increase in focus expected of boards today?
  • What experience was valuable in making the shift from practitioner to the editing/publishing of topical content part of Liz’s role, and what is recommended for practitioners to work on if they want to make such a pivot?
  • What does Liz find exciting in the corporate governance field right now?

We also get to hear the best advice that Liz has ever gotten from a mentor – and it’s some great advice (actually a couple pieces of advice)!

About the Guest

Liz Dunshee is Editor of TheCorporateCounsel.net, CompensationStandards.com and DealLawyers.com. You can follow Liz on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Prior to joining TheCorporateCounsel.net, Liz was a Partner at Fredrikson & Byron in Minneapolis, where she counseled public companies on investor communications and engagement, SEC and exchange-based disclosure requirements, listing standards, trading policies and plans, and employee compliance training.

Liz worked closely with boards and corporate secretaries to manage board and committee roles and procedures, as well as to navigate sensitive issues such as acquisitions and divestitures, change of control transactions, joint ventures, related-party transactions, internal investigations, shareholder proposals and executive compensation and transitions. Liz also represented issuers and underwriters on numerous private and public debt and equity offerings – with net proceeds ranging from thousands to billions of dollars.

During her time at Fredrikson, Liz co-chaired the Corporate Governance and Executive Compensation practice areas, chaired and created curriculum for the women’s leadership group, was a member of the hiring and attorney development committees, directed the summer associate program and supervised the business paralegals.

Liz has also served for several years on the advisory board for the Twin Cities Chapter of the Society for Corporate Governance and co-chaired the American Bar Association’s task force on director misconduct.

During law school, she interned for the Honorable Randy Holland of the Delaware Supreme Court. Liz is a frequent author and speaker on securities and corporate law topics, with articles appearing in publications such as Business Law Today, The Corporate Board and the Corporate Governance Advisor. Liz has a BA from the University of Northern Iowa and a JD from the University of Iowa.

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