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Holly J Gregory

Holly J Gregory

Sidley Austin LLP


Holly J Gregory co-chair of Sidley’s global corporate governance and executive compensation practice, counsels publicly held, private and not-for-profit corporations on the full range of governance issues, including governance structure and culture, fiduciary duties, risk oversight, conflicts of interest, board and committee structure, board leadership, special committee investigations, CEO transitions, board audits and self-evaluation processes, shareholder activism and initiatives, proxy contests, relationships with shareholders and proxy advisory firms, compliance with legislative, regulatory and listing rule requirements and governance best practices.

Ms Gregory played a key role in drafting the OECD Principles of Corporate Governance and has advised the Internal Market Directorate of the European Commission on corporate governance regulation, and the joint OECD/World Bank Global Corporate Governance Forum on governance policy for developing and emerging markets. In addition to her legal practice and policy efforts, she has lectured extensively on governance topics, and writes the governance column for Practical Law: The Journal. Ms Gregory recently completed her term as chair of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Corporate Governance Committee, and chaired the ABA task force that delivered the Report on the Delineation of Governance Roles & Responsibilities to Congress and the SEC in 2009.

Ms Gregory is widely recognised for her work, including as among the “100 Most Influential Players in Corporate Governance” (NACD/Directorship 100), Directorship Magazine, 2019 and all prior years (13 years total), and as a Leading Practitioner in Corporate Governance in the International Who’s Who of Corporate Governance Lawyers, 2019 and prior years.

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