Goodwin and the Center for Board Excellence Announce Electronic D&O Questionnaire Collaboration

NEW YORK, Dec. 05, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Goodwin and the Center for Board Excellence announced today that they have collaborated to provide Goodwin’s comprehensive director and officer questionnaires in a new dynamic digital format. The forms that Goodwin has provided for many years as part of its well-known Year-End Tool Kit for public companies will now be available to companies through EnGauge, the Center for Board Excellence’s proprietary cloud-based platform, at preferred rates.

“Bringing the power and convenience of an electronic platform to public companies’ year-end information-gathering and compliance efforts significantly increases the efficiency and accuracy of this process,” said Mark Macenka, the Chair of Goodwin’s Business Law Department. “We view this as yet another example of Goodwin providing market-leading value and service to our clients. It demonstrates that Goodwin understands and shares our clients’ business values and needs, and is committed to taking advantage of technology to keep our client service at the leading edge.”

“Goodwin and the Center for Board Excellence have collaborated to deliver a significantly improved and simpler public company end-of-year reporting process,” said Phil Neiswender, President and Chief Legal Officer of the Center for Board Excellence. “Goodwin’s legal expertise coupled with Center for Board Excellence’s unique corporate governance technology does for director and officer questionnaires what accounting software did for the ledger pad. With advantages such as the ability to tailor questionnaires for each individual’s status and to easily and intuitively track changes from year to year, this combination is a powerful catalyst for increased operational efficiencies and more accurate compliance review processes.”

The electronic version of the director and officer questionnaires are available via the Center for Board Excellence’s website.

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About the Center for Board Excellence
Founded in 2010, the Center for Board Excellence (CBE) is the trusted corporate governance partner for cloud-based governance and compliance solutions. CBE merges technology, innovation, and expertise to create efficiencies, drive strategy, and improve compliance and governance. CBE’s EnGauge platform has rapidly become the leading technology for conducting Directors’ and Officers’ questionnaires and Board, CEO, and other assessments. Earlier this year, the Center for Board Excellence announced a partnership with Nasdaq Corporate Solutions to offer public and private companies and non-profit organizations access to its board assessments and compliance questionnaires on the Nasdaq Boardvantage board portal. Visit CBE on Twitter @boardexcellence and to learn more about CBE, visit

Konstantin Shishkin

Source:Center for Board Excellence; Goodwin