H.S. Grace & Company, Inc.
Presentations

Dr. H. Stephen Grace Jr. and other H.S. Grace & Company, Inc. team members regularly serve as featured speakers in a variety of business forums.

 

Corporate Directors' Institute - SMU Dedman School of Law
H. Stephen Grace, Jr. and Jeffrey Curtiss were panel speakers. Mr. Curtiss presented "Activist Focus" and Mr. Grace presented "Fundamental Corporate Governance Issues," Dallas, March 2018.

 

JPMorgan Chase & Co.
H. Stephen Grace, Jr., Dan Brill, Al Fenichel were presenters of "Damage Claims in Financial Institution Litigation," New York City, October 2017.

 

American International Group
H. Stephen Grace, Jr, Dan Brill, Al Fenichel and Larry Prendergast presented "Defending Damage Claims in Financial Institution Litigation," New York City, August 2016.

 

Financial Executives International - Houston Chapter
H. Stephen Grace, Jr. presented "The Ongoing Evolution of Governance, Control and Decision-Making Responsibilities," Houston, June 2016.

 

Corporate Directors' Institute - SMU Dedman School of Law
H. Stephen Grace, Jr. and Jeffrey Curtiss were panel speakers.  Mr. Curtiss presented "Recruitment Challenges for NCG Committees" and Mr. Grace presented "Positioning the Board and Board Committees in the Plan-Operate-Control Cycle of the Firm," Dallas, February 2016.

 

American International Group
H. Stephen Grace, Al Fenichel and Ron Wilcomes presented "Defending Damage Claims in Complex Commercial Litigation," New York City, December 2015.

 

Norton Rose Fulbright
H. Stephen Grace and Walter Wilson presented "Damage Claims and Calculations in Complex Commercial Litigation," San Antonio, October 2015.

 

Kelly Hart & Hallman, L.L.P.
H. Stephen Grace, Jr. presented "Damage Calculations and Challenging Opposition Experts," Fort Worth, June 2015.

 

PLUS Webinar
H. Stephen Grace, Jr. was a panelist on the webinar "When Good People Disagree: Divergent Interests Among D&O Insurers, Insureds and Defense Counsel," webinar, January 2015.

 

Herrick Feinstein L.L.P.
H. Stephen Grace, Jr. and Sheryl Hopkins presented "D&O Fiduciary Duties," New York City, May 2014.

 

Corporate Directors Institute, SMU Dedman School of Law
H. Stephen Grace, Jr. and Jeffrey Curtiss were panelists.  Mr. Curtiss presented "Eight Audit Committee Issues for 2014" and H. Stephen Grace, Jr. presented "Fundamental Corporate Governance Issues," Dallas, February 2014.

 

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom L.L.P.
H. Stephen Grace, Jr. and Sheryl Hopkins presented "Lessons from Litigation: Examining Opposing Expert Reports," November 2013.

 

Dallas Bar Association, Securities Section
H. Stephen Grace, Jr., Jeffrey Curtiss, Sheryl Hopkins and Walter Wilson presented "What Makes a Board Successful," Dallas, November 2013.

 

Locke, Lord L.L.P
H. Stephen Grace, Jr. and Sheryl Hopkins presented "Financial Institutions Litigation: Liability, Causation and Damage Issues," Dallas, November 2013.

 

Winstead P.C.
H. Stephen Grace, Jr. and Sheryl Hopkins presented "D&O Fiduciary Duties: Corporate Governance Issues," Dallas, June 2013.

 

Beck Redden & Secrest L.L.P.
H. Stephen Grace and Sheryl Hopkins presented "Lessons from Litigation: Examining Opposing Expert Reports," Houston, May 2013.

 

Edison Hetherington McDowell L.L.P.
H. Stephen Grace, Jr., Sheryl Hopkins and Walter Wilson presented "Lessons from Litigation: Examining Opposing Expert Reports," Houston, May 2013.

 

Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.
H. Stephen Grace, Jr. and Sheryl Hopkins presented "Director and Officer Fiduciary Duties In or Near Insolvency," Houston, April 2013.

 

Reynolds Frizzell L.L.P.
H. Stephen Grace Jr. and Sheryl L. Hopkins presented, "Corporate Governance Issues in Securities Litigation," Houston, April 2013.

 

Dallas Bar Association - Securities Section
H. Stephen Grace Jr. and Sheryl L. Hopkins presented, "Corporate Governance Issues in Litigation," Dallas, April 2012.

 

Gardere Wynne Sewell L.L.P. - Houston ERISA Group
H. Stephen Grace Jr. presented, "Governance Lessons from the Disney Litigation," Houston, February 2012.

 

Gardere Wynne Sewell L.L.P. - Corporate Group
H. Stephen Grace Jr. presented, "Governance Lessons from the Disney Litigation," Houston, January 2012.

 

SMU Dedman School of Law - 19th Annual Corporate Counsel Symposium
H. Stephen Grace Jr. served as panel speaker presenting, "Corporate Governance Through the Lens of Litigation," Dallas, October 2011.

 

SMU Dedman School of Law – Corporate Directors’ Institute Program
H. Stephen Grace Jr. served as panel speaker presenting, “Corporate Governance: Dilemmas & Challenges,” Dallas, March 2011.

 

InsideCounsel – SuperConference
H. Stephen Grace Jr. served as moderator, “Building a Great Ethics Program,” Chicago, May 2010.

 

InsideCounsel – SuperConference
H. Stephen Grace Jr. served as moderator, “Strategies for Effectively Challenging Plaintiffs’ Allegations,” Chicago, May 2010.

 

Financial Executives International – Houston Chapter
H. Stephen Grace Jr. served on a panel, “Corporate Governance – Managing Litigation Risks,” Houston, February 2010.

 

John Wesley Methodist Church Men’s Breakfast
H. Stephen Grace Jr. was the keynote speaker, “Ethics and the Evolution of Corporate Governance – with Comments on Related Economic Issues,” Victoria, TX, June 2009.

 

Rotary Club of Beaumont
H. Stephen Grace Jr. was the keynote speaker, “The Current ‘Ethics’ Evolution,” Beaumont, TX, March 2009.

 

National Association of Corporate Directors
H. Stephen Grace Jr. served on a panel, “Corporate Governance – A Director’s Guide to Managing Risks and Related Litigation,” Houston, January 2009.

 

Financial Executives International – New York Chapter
H. Stephen Grace Jr. served on a panel, “Bailouts, Banking and Busts = Fraud, Forensics and Opportunity?” New York, November 2008.

 

Financial Executives International – Dallas Chapter
H. Stephen Grace Jr. served on a panel, “Litigation and the Financial Executive,” Dallas, November 2008.

 

SMU Dedman School of Law – 16th Annual Corporate Counsel Symposium
H. Stephen Grace Jr. served on a panel, “Corporate Counsel,” Dallas, October 2008.

 

H.S. Grace & Company, Inc. and AIG Program
H. Stephen Grace Jr. served as moderator and panel member, “Managing Corporate Litigation Risks,” Houston, April 2008.

 

SMU Dedman School of Law – Corporate Directors’ Institute Program
H. Stephen Grace Jr. served on a panel, “Corporate Governance, Litigation Risk, and the Delaware Courts,” Dallas, February 2008.

 

National Association of Corporate Directors
H. Stephen Grace Jr. served on a panel, “NACD Top Ten Issues for Your Board to Consider in 2008 - Director Series Program,” Houston, February 2008.

 

River Oaks Breakfast Club
H. Stephen Grace Jr. was the keynote speaker, “Ethics, the Evolution of Corporate Governance, and the Challenges of Measurement,” Houston, June 2007.

 

Financial Executives International – New York Chapter
H. Stephen Grace Jr. was the keynote speaker, “Ethics, the Evolution of Corporate Governance, and the Challenges of Measurement,” New York, May 2007.

 

Lamar University - ExxonMobil Executive in Residence Program
H. Stephen Grace Jr. was the keynote speaker, “Ethics, the Evolution of Corporate Governance, and the Challenges of Measurement,” Beaumont, TX, April 2007.

 

The New York State Society of Certified Pubic Accountants, Board of Directors
H. Stephen Grace Jr. was the keynote speaker, “Ethics, Corporate Governance, and Related Economic Issues,” New York, April 2007.

 

Turnaround Management Association – Dallas Chapter
H. Stephen Grace Jr. served on a panel, “Fiduciary Duties: Who Owes What to Whom – and When,” TMA Workshop – Topics in Restructuring: from the Bench, the Bar and noted experts, Dallas, September 2006.

 

Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.
H. Stephen Grace Jr. presented "Corporate Fiduciary Duties in the Magic Kingdom and Elsewhere," Houston, December 2005.

 

Baruch College - Ethics Week Forum
H. Stephen Grace Jr. presented "Building Ethical Behavior Into An Organization, An ESD Approach" at the Ethics Week Forum "Maintaining Ethics in Profit Driven Enterprises," Baruch College CUNY's Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity, New York, April 2005.

 

Zurich Insurance Management Solutions Group
H. Stephen Grace Jr. was the keynote speaker, “Ethics and the Evolution of Corporate Governance: An External and Internal Opportunity and Challenge,” Orlando, FL, February 2005.

 

10th Annual FORBES CFO Forum
H. Stephen Grace Jr. served on a panel, “The SEC's coming; what do you do?” during which the audience was taken through the anatomy of a corporate investigation, New York, February 2005.

 

9th Annual FORBES CFO Forum
H. Stephen Grace Jr. served as the chairperson on May 20, and presented, “Fireside chat: The audit committee headache,” New York, May 2004.

 

C.T. Bauer College of Business - University of Houston
H. Stephen Grace Jr. was the keynote speaker, “Ethics, The Evolution of Corporate Governance and the Challenges of Measurement,” Stanford Financial Speaker SeriesBridging the GAAP” Seminar, Houston, April 2004.

 

Jesse H. Jones School of Business, Texas Southern University
H. Stephen Grace Jr. was the keynote speaker, “Ethics & the Evolution of Corporate Governance,” annual awards banquet, Houston, April 2004.

 

Institute of Management Accountants, Long Island, New York Chapter
H. Stephen Grace Jr. presented, “Current Developments in Corporate Governance,” New York, April 2004.

 

Financial Executives International, Houston Chapter
H. Stephen Grace Jr. presented “Ethics & the Evolution of Corporate Governance,” Houston, February 2004.

 

American Law Institute-American Bar Association
H. Stephen Grace Jr. presented “The Evolution and Future Direction of Corporate Governance: Implications for Audit Committees,” Annual Advanced Sarbanes-Oxley Institute Conference, Washington, D.C., September 2003.

 

The Institute of Internal Auditors' 2003 International Audit Conference
H. Stephen Grace Jr. presented "The Evolution and Future Direction of Corporate Governance," Las Vegas, June 2003.

 

FORBES CFO Forum 2003
H. Stephen Grace Jr. presented “Stress-Testing Your Governance: How Does Your Company Stack Up?” New York, June 2003.

 

New York City Bar
H. Stephen Grace Jr. served on a panel, “Audit Committee Composition and Responsibilities,” Sarbanes/Oxley Act Financial and Accounting Implementation Strategies – A Look Back – A Look Ahead, CityBar Center for CLE, New York, June 2003.

 

The Institute of Internal Auditors' 2003 General Audit Management Conference
H. Stephen Grace Jr. presented "From Tone at the Top to Checks and Balances," Orlando, FL, March 2003. 

 

FORBES CFO Forum 2002
H. Stephen Grace Jr. moderated “When the (Litigation) Bell Tolls: A Good Offense Is Still The Best Defense,” New York, September 2002.

 

Foundation for Accounting Education (FAE): The Future of SEC Practice After Enron
H. Stephen Grace Jr. served on the panel, "Corporate Governance and Corporate Management," New York, August 2002.

 

Chubb/McGriff Seibels & Williams, Inc.: The Executive Protection and Enterprise Risk Management Seminar
H. Stephen Grace Jr. presented "The Evolution and Future Direction of Corporate Governance," Pinehurst, NC, May 2002.

 

Lamar University: Commencement Address
H. Stephen Grace Jr. presented the commencement address, "On Certain Fundamentals of Managing Our Lives and Our Work," Beaumont, TX, May 2001.

 

Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP: Legal Issues Forum on Corporate Compliance
H. Stephen Grace Jr. and James F. Ott of HSG, and Robert S. Harrell and Gerard G. Pecht of Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP, presented “Audit Committees Under Fire: Corporate Governance in the New Area of Accountability - a mock deposition of an audit committee chair,” Houston, May 2001.

 

Financial Executives International
HSG presented “Audit Committees Under Fire: Corporate Governance in the New Area of Accountability - a mock deposition of an audit committee chair,” to five FEI chapters: Houston, January 2000;  New York, February 2000; Dallas, January 2001; Detroit, April 2001; and Pittsburgh, May 2001.

 

Lamar University
H. Stephen Grace Jr. was the keynote speaker, "On The Ethics of Management: Responsibility, Accountability and Service," to the Institute of Industrial Engineering Region IX Student Technical Paper Competition, sponsored by the Industrial Engineering Department, Beaumont, TX, March 2001.

 

Institute of Industrial Engineering Region IX Technical Paper Competition
H. Stephen Grace Jr. was the keynote speaker, “On The Ethics of Management: Responsibility, Accountability and Service.” Beaumont, TX, March 2001.

 

Baruch College: Emanuel Saxe Distinguished Lecture in Accounting
H. Stephen Grace Jr. presented "The Evolution of Audit Committee Responsibilities Within the Context of Personal, Political, and Corporate Governance" to the Department of Accountancy and the School of Business, New York, November 2000.

 

FORBES CFO Forum 2000
HSG presented “Audit Committees Under Fire: Corporate Governance in the New Area of Accountability - a mock deposition of an audit committee chair,” New York, May 2000.

 

Financial Executives International
H. Stephen Grace Jr. moderated “The Mock Deposition of an Audit Committee Chair,” to five chapters: Pittsburgh, May 2001; Detroit, April 2001; Dallas, January 2001; New York, February 2000; Houston, January 2000.

  

Forbes CFO Forum
H. Stephen Grace Jr. moderated “The Mock Deposition of an Audit Committee Chair,” New York, May 2000.

 

Instituto Mexicano de Ejecutivos De Finanzas A/C.
H. Stephen Grace Jr. presented, "Corporate Governance and International Economic Opportunity," Cuidad Juarez, Mexico, October 1999.