Tate Article: A Primer for Private Board Oversight of Internal Investigations – Private Directors Association

I have pasted below the two pages of my article for the Private Directors Association: A Primer for Private Board Oversight of Internal Investigations. The article is short in length on this topic because of the Monthly Newsletter constraints; however, you should find it useful.

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Best to you,

David Tate, Esq. (and inactive CPA)

  • Litigation, Disputes and Trials – Business, Contract/Commercial, Owner, Founder, Shareholder and Investor; Trust, Estate, Probate, Elder/Dependent Abuse, Conservatorships, POA, Real Property, Health and Care, and Contentious Administrations, etc.
  • Mediator and Dispute Resolution
  • D&O, Governance, Workplace/Employment, Officers, Boards, Investigations, IP, Auditing and Internal Controls, Law, Legislation, Communications, Authority, Duties, Responsibilities, Rights and Liability, Risk and Success Management, and Dispute Resolution and Mediation, etc.

Remember, every case and situation is different. It is important to obtain and evaluate all of the evidence that is available, and to apply that evidence to the applicable standards and laws. You do need to consult with an attorney and other professionals about your particular situation. This post is not a solicitation for legal or other services inside of or outside of California, and, of course, this post only is a summary of information that changes from time to time, and does not apply to any particular situation or to your specific situation. So . . . you cannot rely on this post for your situation or as legal or other professional advice or representation.

Also note – sometimes I include links to or comments about materials from other organizations or people – if I do so, it is because I believe that the materials are worthwhile reading or viewing; however, that doesn’t mean that I don’t or might not have a different view about some or even all of the subject matter or materials, or that I necessarily agree with, or agree with everything about or relating to, that organization or person, or those materials or the subject matter.

Thank you for reading this post. I ask that you also pass it along to other people who would be interested as it is through collaboration that great things and success occur more quickly. And please also subscribe to this blog and my other blog (see below), and connect with me on LinkedIn and Twitter.

My two blogs are:

http://tateattorney.com – business, D&O, audit committee, governance, compliance, etc. – previously at http://auditcommitteeupdate.com

Trust, estate, conservatorship, elder and elder abuse, etc. litigation and contentious administrations http://californiaestatetrust.com

David Tate, Esq. (and inactive California CPA) – practicing as an attorney in California only.

Mayor Breed has important School Board decisions to make – John Trasviña would be a great choice for San Francisco School Board member

If you follow major San Francisco news, as I do along with other major California news and developments, you are aware that the San Francisco voters recently recalled three San Francisco School Board members. It is Mayor Breed’s position to now appoint three new members to the San Francisco School Board. There are a lot of related internet stories that you can read – below I have included links to two news posts.

In my view the School Board ran into difficulty because it lost sight of its primary mission to educate students on the subject matters and in a manner that will prepare and help to prepare them to be successful, productive, and critical thinking individuals and members of society as they grow and mature and throughout their lives.

John Trasviña would be a great appointment to the School Board. I cannot list all of John’s qualifications, positions held, and accomplishments. However, if you don’t know him or of him, John is a native of San Francisco and attended Lowell High School, in addition to Harvard and Stanford. He has served in many positions of executive leadership and as an attorney both locally and in Washington, D.C. He also previously served in a high executive position in the Clinton Administration (Office of Fair Housing and Opportunity) and as Dean of the University of San Francisco School of Law. John is committed to education, helping people and excellence. And he is openminded to differing views. And there is much more, but I will keep this short. John Trasviña would be a great appointment to the San Francisco School Board.

The following are two additional links to news discussing Mayor Breed’s position to appoint three new San Francisco School Board members:

https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/san-francisco/mayor-breed-seeking-new-school-board-commissioners-following-successful-recall-election/2814411/

https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2022/02/17/san-francisco-school-board-recall-vote-mayor-breed/

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Best to you,

David Tate, Esq. (and inactive CPA)

  • Litigation, Disputes and Trials – Business, Contract/Commercial, Owner, and Founder; and Trust, Estate, Elder/Dependent Abuse, Conservatorships, POA, Real Property, Health and Care, Contentious Administrations, etc.
  • Mediator
  • D&O, Governance, Workplace, Boards, Committees, and Executives, Investigations, Internal Controls and Auditing, Law, Laws and Legislation, Responsibilities and Duties, Rights, Liability, and Damages, etc.

Remember, every case and situation is different. It is important to obtain and evaluate all of the evidence that is available, and to apply that evidence to the applicable standards and laws. You do need to consult with an attorney and other professionals about your particular situation. This post is not a solicitation for legal or other services inside of or outside of California, and, of course, this post only is a summary of information that changes from time to time, and does not apply to any particular situation or to your specific situation. So . . . you cannot rely on this post for your situation or as legal or other professional advice or representation.

Also note – sometimes I include links to or comments about materials from other organizations or people – if I do so, it is because I believe that the materials are worthwhile reading or viewing; however, that doesn’t mean that I don’t or might not have a different view about some or even all of the subject matter or materials, or that I necessarily agree with, or agree with everything about or relating to, that organization or person, or those materials or the subject matter.

Thank you for reading this post. I ask that you also pass it along to other people who would be interested as it is through collaboration that great things and success occur more quickly. And please also subscribe to this blog and my other blog (see below), and connect with me on LinkedIn and Twitter.

My two blogs are:

http://tateattorney.com – business, D&O, audit committee, governance, compliance, etc. – previously at http://auditcommitteeupdate.com

Trust, estate, conservatorship, elder and elder abuse, etc. litigation and contentious administrations http://californiaestatetrust.com

David Tate, Esq. (and inactive California CPA) – practicing as an attorney in California only.

I am consolidating blogs – going forward, I will be posting to this blog (business, D&O, governance, boards, workplace, etc.) and also to my long-running trust, estate, elder abuse, etc. blog . . . .

Just a short update. I have been working on a revised approach to blogging and connecting with people. You might be aware that I have been experimenting with some different approaches, and that will continue, but I have for now decided to focus my blog posts on this blog and on my long-running trust, estate, elder abuse, conservatorship, etc. litigation blog. Going forward, I will be using this blog for posts relating to business, D&O, governance, executives, boards and committees, workplace, risk management, and other topics that you can see listed under my name at the top of this blog. Thank you for reading. Have a good day.

Dave Tate, Esq. (and inactive California CPA)

Introduction: Website, Blogs, Connections, and Practice Areas

INTRODUCTION

Thank you for visiting my website. This site lists my practice areas and some of my experience and background. At the right you will find links to connect with me, and at the right and below you will find links to my two blogs and some of my recent blog posts. Below you will find a contact box if you want to send me a comment or inquiry, plus additional information and links. Please also see the disclaimer below – I am under no circumstances providing you with legal advice or representing you unless we enter into a written engagement letter that is signed by both you and me, and under no circumstances am I soliciting to provide legal services to you or anyone else inside of or outside of California.

BLOG LINKS AND OTHER MATERIALS

HTTP://CALIFORNIAESTATETRUST.COM – for trust, estate, power of attorney, conservatorship, elder abuse, nursing home, and disability litigation, contentious administrations, authority, responsibilities, rights and liability, and also services as a mediator, etc.

HTTP://AUDITCOMMITTEEUPDATE.COM – for D&O, boards, directors, audit committees, shareholders, founders, owners, and investors, governance, risk management, accountants/auditing, compliance, investigations, workplace, authority, responsibilities, rights and liability, and also services as a mediator, etc.

Please do click on the blog links to the right, where you can also register to automatically receive the regular updates by email.

Here is a link to my paper a Summary of California Trustee and Beneficiary Responsibilities and Rights CLICK HERE

I have removed the link to Tate’s Excellent Audit Committee Guide as it was last updated in 2017, and information does change. However, I do cover audit committee, D&O, business and related topics in my auditcommitteeupdate.com blog. Over the years, in addition to articles, papers, and posts, I have authored three longer, formal materials pertaining to audit committees, accounting, auditing, and related legal matters including Accounting and Its Legal Implications, Chapter 5A, Audit Committee Functions and Responsibilities, for the California Continuing Education of the Bar publication Advising and Defending Corporate Directors and Officers, and Tate’s Excellent Audit Committee Guide. 

Thank you for staying in touch – being a lawyer is a people profession. David Tate, Esq. (San Francisco/California).

You can also use the below contact box to send me a comment or inquiry.

Every case and situation is different. You do need to consult with an attorney and other professionals about your particular situation. This post is not a solicitation for legal or other services inside of or outside of California, and, of course, this post only is a summary of information that changes from time to time, and does not apply to any particular situation or to your specific situation. So . . . you cannot rely on this post for your situation or as legal or other professional advice or representation.

Thank you for reading this website. I ask that you also pass it along to other people who would be interested as it is through collaboration that great things and success occur more quickly.

Best to you, David Tate, Esq. (and inactive California CPA) – practicing in California only.

Blogs: Trust, estate/probate, power of attorney, conservatorship, elder and dependent adult abuse, nursing home and care, disability, discrimination, personal injury, responsibilities and rights, and other related litigation, and contentious administrations http://californiaestatetrust.com; Business, D&O, board, director, audit committee, shareholder, founder, owner, and investor litigation, governance, responsibilities and rights, compliance, investigations, and risk management http://auditcommitteeupdate.com