Holly J Gregory is a partner in, and global co-coordinator of, Sidley Austin’s Corporate Governance and Executive Compensation group, where she counsels on fiduciary duties, risk oversight, conflicts of interest, board and committee structure, leadership structures, board investigations, board audits and self-evaluation processes, shareholder initiatives, proxy contests, relationships with shareholders and proxy advisory firms, compliance with regulatory and listing requirements, and “best practice.”
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. She has lectured extensively on governance topics, including at events in Europe and Asia sponsored by the U.S. State Department, and the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN). She writes the governance column for Practical Law: The Journal. Ms. Gregory is the incoming Chair of the American Bar Association’s 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 recognized, including as: “Best in Corporate Governance” at Euromoney Legal Media Group’s inaugural Americas Women in Business Law Awards 2012; the leading practitioner in corporate governance law in the Guide to the World’s Leading Women in Business Law (July 2010); among the “100 Most Influential Players in Corporate Governance” (NACD/Directorship 100), Directorship Magazine, 2013 and all prior years; and a “Leading Practitioner in Corporate Governance” in the International Who’s Who of Corporate Governance Lawyers, 2013 and prior years.