Gary Larkin

Gary Larkin is a research associate at The Conference Board serving the Governance Center. His research focuses on corporate governance. Also, he is executive editor of the Director Notes series and editor of the Center's blog.

Prior to rejoining The Conference Board, he was a manager at the PwC Governance Insights Center. He was responsible for writing the BoardroomDirect monthly and Governance Insights biweekly newsletters and maintaining the Center's website and app.

Prior to joining PwC, Gary was editor at The Conference Board Governance Center. While with The Conference Board, Gary launched and edited The Conference Board Governance Center Blog. Prior to joining the Governance Center, he was managing editor of KPMG's Audit Committee Insights online newsletter.

Posts by Gary Larkin

  • Expect the impact of any Dodd-Frank Act rollback to be minimal (05.22.17 )

    Nearly four months into President Trump’s first term, the perception is that a full rollback of the Dodd-Frank Act rules related to corporate governance and executive compensation is not in the cards. (See our related blog post from February 13.) Instead, management and directors of public companies can expect some tinkering when it comes to enforcing existing rules and finalizing others.

  • Might just be time for final rules on clawback policies (10.13.16 )

    By Gary Larkin, Research Associate, The Conference Board Governance Center Maybe— just maybe— SEC Chair Mary Jo White might be able to follow through on reaching her goal of finalizing the long-awaited Dodd-Frank Act clawback rules (AKA Listing Standards for Recovery of Erroneously Awarded Compensation) before a new administration comes into office. I believe the […]

  • It’s Commonsense to Have U.S. Corporate Governance Code (09.26.16 )

    By Gary Larkin, Research Associate, The Conference Board Governance Center Over the summer, one of the most interesting pieces of corporate governance literature was the Commonsense Corporate Governance Principles. The publication was the result of meetings between a group of leading executives of public companies, asset managers, a public pension fund, and a shareholder activist.  […]

  • Gary Larkin Signs Off as Governance Center Blog Editor (10.31.11 )

    For the last two years, I have had the privilege of writing the first ever blog for The Conference Board. After nearly 200 posts of news analysis on such topics as Say on Pay, proxy access, and executive compensation, I am turning in my old desktop computer for that of a laptop at a Big […]

  • Corporate Political Spending Message: Boards Should Get Handle on Process (10.22.11 )

    Of all the messages coming out of The Conference Board Committee on Corporate Political Spending Symposium Thursday, there was one that resonated the most with public boards. To put it succinctly, that message is that no matter how politically active a company may be, it is imperative that boards should make sure management has in […]