Raymond D. Cotton Speaking at the Association of Governing Boards National Conference on Trusteeship

04.16.2013 - Washington, DC

Raymond D. Cotton, Vice President of Higher Education of ML Strategies, LLC and a Member of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., will be speaking at the 2013 Association of Governing Boards (AGB) National Conference on Trusteeship. The conference takes place April 21- 23 in San Francisco, California.

Mr. Cotton will be conducting roundtable discussions entitled, “Negotiating a Presidential Contract:  How to Protect the University While Being Fair to the President.”

The 2013 AGB National Conference on Trusteeship examines the big ideas and emerging trends that are transforming higher education and the responsibility of governing boards, together with institutional presidents, to lead effectively. The only national gathering designed specifically for higher education boards and institutional executives, the conference focuses on governance-related issues and provides opportunities to learn best practices, experience how other boards are addressing challenges, hear provocative talks by internationally recognized authorities, and engage with board members and leaders from across higher education.

Mr. Cotton represents higher education and other non-profit executives and boards of trustees. His clients include colleges, universities, associations, and other non-profits. He has represented over 350 university boards of trustees, college presidents, and other non-profit executives during his more than 25 years in practice. He frequently counsels both boards of trustees and presidents on such matters as contracts, executive compensation, performance evaluation, goal-setting, current and deferred compensation, Intermediate Sanctions, Sarbanes-Oxley, and best practices for managing non-profit institutions. 

Mr. Cotton is a frequent speaker on the programs of higher education associations. He is also a regular contributor to the Chronicle of Higher Education.  He was listed in the 2012 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation in Washington, DC.  Mr. Cotton was also named to the 2013 list of Best Lawyers in America for Education Law.

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