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Adam J. Epstein of Third Creek Advisors to Speak at SIAS Global Corporate Governance Conference in Singapore, October 7, 2015

Adam J. Epstein of Third Creek Advisors to Speak at NACD Global Leaders’ Summit, September 22, 2015

Adam J. Epstein of Third Creek Advisors to Speak at Financial Times Outstanding Director Exchange (FT-ODX), June 8, 2015

Adam J. Epstein of Third Creek Advisors to Deliver Keynote at American Bar Association Business Law Section Conference, April 14, 2015

Adam J. Epstein of Third Creek Advisors To Deliver Opening Keynote At Growth Capital Expo 2015, April 7, 2015

Adam J. Epstein of Third Creek Advisors to Speak at Three Corporate Governance Events in Texas, March 26, 2014

Third Creek Advisors Announces the Launch of StreetCheck, October 8, 2013

Adam J. Epstein of Third Creek Advisors to Speak at NACD Director Professionalism, August 16, 2013

Adam J. Epstein of Third Creek Advisors to Speak at the National Conference of the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals, July 10, 2013

Adam J. Epstein of Third Creek Advisors to Speak at NACD Director Professionalism, June 4, 2013

“The Perfect Corporate Board” Book Authored by Third Creek Advisors’ Founder Adam J. Epstein and Published by McGraw Hill is Now Available, December 11, 2012

Adam J. Epstein Becomes a Prestigious NACD Fellow, December 4, 2012

Media Coverage

“For Sane Investors, MuleSoft Could Be Prettier Picture than Snap,” San Francisco Chronicle, Thomas Lee, March 3, 2017

“Snap IPO Tests the Very Idea of Shareholder Democracy,” San Francisco Chronicle, Thomas Lee, March 1, 2017

“Verizon’s Offer for Yahoo: a Pyrrhic Victory for Wall Street,” San Francisco Chronicle, Thomas Lee, July 25, 2016

“Pay Attention To Corporate Governance, Micro-Cap Investors,” Planet Micro-Cap Podcasts, June 29, 2016

“CEOs Never Get Fired; They Pursue Other Opportunities,” San Francisco Chronicle, Thomas Lee, May 27, 2016

“Facebook’s Stock Plan is Bad Corporate Governance.  Do You Care?,” San Francisco Chronicle, Thomas Lee, April 29, 2016

“Zenefits Struggles Show VC’s Are Not Paying Enough Attention,” San Francisco Chronicle, Thomas Lee, February 18, 2016

“For Yahoo to Survive, Founder Filo Needs to Speak Up,” San Francisco Chronicle, Thomas Lee, February 1, 2016

“Time for Jack Dorsey to Pick Twitter Over Square,” San Francisco Chronicle, Thomas Lee, January 25, 2016

“How Smart Emerging and Mid-Cap Companies Avoid Post-IPO Financing Pitfalls,” Business Confidential (Radio), May 21, 2015

“How Smart Emerging and Mid-Cap Companies Avoid Post-IPO Financing Pitfalls,” NACD, May 15, 2015

“Appetite for Activism Driving Rise in Campaigns,” Growth Capital Investor, Joe Gose, May 15, 2015

“A Nuanced Look at Shareholder Activism,”, May 5, 2015

NACD Northwest Chapter Presents: The Unique Challenges of Governing Small-Cap Companies,” February 25, 2015

“Pre-IPO and Microcap Finance the Focus of Discussion Panels Announced for Growth Capital Expo 2015,” Yahoo! Finance, February 23, 2015

“Directors Forum 2015: Part 2,” Corporate Governance, James McRitchie, February 11, 2015

“Three Security Lessons of Sony’s Hack Attack,” Bloomberg TV, Mia Saini, December 19, 2014

“Forget the Gossip, These Are the Lessons of the Sony Hack,” Bloomberg Businessweek, Paul M. Barrett, December 16, 2014

“The Cybersecurity Myths That Small Companies Still Believe,” Bloomberg Businessweek, Paul M. Barrett, November 24, 2014

“Market Spasms Put ATM Issuers on Alert,” Growth Capital Investor, Joe Gose, October 21, 2014

“Coping with the Challenges of Small Companies,” Directorship, Jesse Rhodes, Sep/Oct 2014

“More Blue Collar Than Blue Chip,” Listed Magazine, Ken Mark, Summer 2014

“Women in Biotech: the Quiet Army of Board Members in Waiting,” Forbes, David Sable, May 15, 2014

“The Political Economy of Board Independence,” North Carolina Law Review, Urska Velikonja, May 2014

“Will the Government Rescue GM Again?” Bloomberg Businessweek, Paul M. Barrett, March 18, 2014

“Directors Forum 2014: Afternoon Sessions,” Corporate Governance, James McRitchie, February 4, 2014

“Governance Dysfunction and Small-Cap Companies,” Directorship, Jeff Cunningham, November 27, 2013

“Twitter vs. Wix: A tale of two IPOs,” The Times of Israel, David Shamah, November 13, 2013

“Advice for Startups Dreaming of an IPO,” Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Karen E. Klein, October 22, 2013

“The Two-Company CEO, Exotic but Not Extinct,” Agenda, Marc Hogan, October 14, 2013

“Firms Set Curbs on Trading,” The Wall Street Journal, Susan Pulliam and Rob Barry, July 29, 2013

“Adam Epstein and Tim Keating Discuss IPOs and JOBS Act,” MicroCapClub Radio, June 5, 2013

“Howrey’s Bankruptcy and Big Law Firms’ Small Future,” Bloomberg Businessweek, Paul M. Barrett, May 2, 2013

“Directors Take Shelter in Trading Plans,” The Wall Street Journal, Susan Pulliam and Rob Barry, April 25, 2013

“Book Review: The Perfect Corporate Board by Adam J. Epstein,” The Director’s Dilemma, Julie Garland McLellan, March 31, 2013

“What Directors of Small-Caps Need to Know: A Conversation With Third Creek Advisors’ Adam Epstein,” DealFlow Media, Dan Lonkevich, March 27, 2013

“Addressing the Unique Challenges of Small-Cap Corporate Governance,” Growth Capitalist, Brett Goetschius, March 15, 2013

“What the Board Wants to Know From Compliance,” Compliance Week, Joe Mont, March 12, 2013 (subscription only)

“One Size Corporate Governance Does Not Fit All,”, March 12, 2013

“MicroCapClub Interview with Adam Epstein Author of The Perfect Corporate Board,” MicroCapClub, February 22, 2013

“Book Review:  The Perfect Corporate Board by Adam Epstein,” MicroCapClub, Ian Cassel, February 16, 2013

“Corporate Board Member and NYSE Euronext to Host Annual Risk Oversight Conference,” NYSE Euronext, February 11, 2013

“Practical Advice for the Perfect (Small-Cap) Corporate Board,” Board Performance Specialists, Karen Kane, February 11, 2013

Advice for Pulling Off a Successful IPO,” Forbes, Tom Taulli, January 30, 2013

Financing Small-Cap Companies: A Director’s Guide,” Corporate Governance, James McRitchie, January 28, 2013

“Firms Pushed to Step Up Oversight of Executive Trading,” The Wall Street Journal, Susan Pulliam and Rob Barry, January 23, 2013

“Adam J. Epstein (’90) publishes The Perfect Corporate Board: A Handbook for Mastering the Unique Challenges of Small-Cap Companies, McGraw-Hill,” Boston University School of Law, January 17, 2013

“Five Ways Boards Can Help Small-Cap Financings,” Boardroom INSIDER, Ralph Ward, January 8, 2013

“New Book Offers Guidance for Small-Cap Boards,” Agenda, Marc Hogan, January 7, 2013 (subscription only)

“Does the perfect corporate board exist? Here is your answer,” Reboot Partners, Dean DeBiase, January 7, 2013

“A Handbook for Small-Cap Corporate Boards,” Bloomberg Businessweek, Paul Barrett, December 28, 2012

“Third Creek’s Adam Epstein Publishes Book on How to Be a Director of a Small Company,” The DealFlow Report, December 17, 2012

“The Perfect Corporate Board: New Book Offers Help for the Director of a Small-Cap Company,” Commpro, Gene Marbach, November 27, 2012


Understanding the Advice of Boardroom LawyersDirectorship, January/February 2017
Engaging corporate counsel is about more than avoiding culpability.

When Entrepreneurs Think Boards Are a Waste of Time, We All Lose, LinkedIn Pulse, January 12, 2017

How Media Disaffection Hurts Small-Cap CompaniesDirectorship, November/December 2016
A plea to the U.S. business media to treat small-cap companies for what they are.

5 Things I Wish I Knew About Boards When I Was an Institutional Investor, MicroCapClub, November 2016

When Large and Small Worlds CollideDirectorship, September/October 2016
When considering small-cap board service, large-cap company professionals need to adjust their expectations.

A Buy-Side Perspective on Stock Ownership GuidelinesNasdaq MarketInsite, August 2016

Silicon Valley’s Legendary Investors Are Stuck in the PastBusiness Insider, July 25, 2016

An Epidemic of Value-Eroding CommunicationDirectorship, July/August 2016
Many small public companies waste valuable time meeting with and communicating to investors who can’t and won’t buy their stocks.

David Weild:  The Father of the JOBS Act Has a Magic Bullet for Small-CapsDirectorship, May/June 2016
Commentary regarding changes that are needed to revitalize the capital markets for small-cap companies.

Board Composition From a Buy-Side PerspectiveNasdaq MarketInsite, May 2016

Corporate Governance Is Not One Size Fits AllFinancier Worldwide Magazine, May 2016
When large-cap companies define what constitutes corporate governance issues, small-cap shareholders suffer.

Small-Cap Special Situation Hedge Funds Should Double Down On Corporate GovernanceHFM Week, March 23, 2016

Small-Cap Boards: Follow the NumbersDirectorship, March/April 2016
Two statistics in particular emanating from 2015 should have small-cap board members’ attention.

Every Small-Cap Makes At Least 4 Of These 10 Critical Financing MistakesGrowth Capital Investor, March 1, 2016

Taking Risk Management Clues From Small-Cap CompaniesDirectorship, January/February 2016
Small-cap companies make up the majority of American businesses, and many thrive despite long odds. Explore what enterprise risk managers could learn from these companies.

The Time is Now for Small-Cap FCPA ComplianceNasdaq Amplify, Fall/Winter 2015
This content is only available to Nasdaq issuers within the ecosystem.

Small-Cap Governance’s ‘Aha!’ Moment?Directorship, November/December 2015
What if boards of small-cap companies could be seen as a means of adding value?

A One-Size-Fits-All Approach to Corporate Governance Is Poorly ConceivedThe Business Times (Singapore), October 9, 2015
The focus on issues faced by directors of large firms fails to take into consideration how SMEs work and their challenges.

Buy-Side Memo to Small-Cap CEOs: Hire In-House Counsel ASAPDirectorship, September/October 2015
Consider these five reasons small, public companies should hire in-house counsel.

Why Your Board Needs a Director Like Donald TrumpVentureBeat, August 2015
Boards can be chock full of highly credentialed directors, but when they lack the courage to speak and act, governance will always underwhelm.

Internal Audit and SOX on a BudgetDirectorship, July/August 2015
Small-cap companies have limited budgets, but every company can afford to set the right tone.

Cybersecurity Insurance 101: Focus on What’s ExcludedDirectorship, May/June 2015
Issues that small-cap boards should keep in mind when considering cybersecurity insurance.

Shareholder Activism Redux: The Good, Bad and UglyCorporate Governance, April 30, 2015

Inside the New American College of Governance CounselDirectorship, March/April 2015
ACGC’s goal is to promote the highest professional standards in the field of corporate governance.

A Conversation with Boris Feldman: Iconic Silicon Valley Securities LitigatorDirectorship, Jan/Feb 2015

The Board’s Role in Avoiding Common Post-Financing MistakesDirectorship, Nov/Dec 2014
It’s a mistake for boards to end their oversight of micro- and small-cap financings when the money is in the bank.

Thinking Strategically About Cyber Risk – A Conversation with the Hon. Tom RidgeDirectorship, Sep/Oct 2014

Investor Meetings: When Board Deference Can Be FatalDirectorship, July/August 2014
Sometimes CEOs of micro- and small-cap companies lack appreciable experience running public companies. Boards all too often overlook the same when it comes to financings and investor meetings.

A Conversation with Scott Kupor: Small-Cap Capital FormationDirectorship, May/June 2014

A Conversation with Keith E. Gottfried, Proxy Contest Defense CounselDirectorship, March/April 2014

A Big Reason Small-Caps Undertake Bad Financings: Board Composition, Corporate Governance, February 5, 2014

A Big Reason Why Small-Cap Companies Undertake Bad Financings Every Day: Board CompositionDirectorship, Jan/Feb 2014
Many micro- and small-cap companies are serial capital raisers, yet often lack any board members with capital markets or corporate finance experience.

A Small-Cap Conundrum: Purchasing Legal Services Without In-House CounselDirectorship, Nov/Dec 2013
Directors should consider the following insights into common circumstances involving legal services.

A Conversation with IPO Icon Lise Buyer, Directorship, Sept/Oct 2013

Shareholder Activism Creates Unique Challenges for Smaller Companies, Directorship, July/Aug 2013
Small public companies must consider additional factors when dealing with activist investors.

10 Lessons Learned from Interviewing Hundreds of Micro-Cap CEOs, MicroCapClub, June 17, 2013

Audit Firm Selection: Think Like an Institutional Investor, Directorship, May/June 2013
With so many choices, how can the audit committees of small public companies efficiently weigh their options? One way to simplify the process is to think like an institutional investor.

Are Venture-Backed Companies Keeping Pace, Directorship, March/April 2013
The average venture-backed IPO company needs to build a solid board pre-IPO, with newly public companies facing more serious challenges than ever before and very little room for error as fewer companies go public.

The Broken Small-Cap Market Undermines the Recovery, Bloomberg Businessweek, March 11, 2013

Trading Volume: The Unsung Enterprise Risk of Small-Cap Companies, Directorship, Jan/Feb 2013
The more trading volume a small-cap stock has, the easier it is to attract investors.

Communicating with the Street: Addressing Small-Cap Challenges, Directorship, Nov/Dec 2012
Many small-cap companies struggle to effectively communicate with the Street.

Noteworthy Legal Issues for Pre-IPO and Small-Cap Directors, Directorship, May/June 2012
The legal implications of current events for directors of pre-IPO and small-cap companies.

The Constraints of Thin-Cap Company Boards, Directorship, March/April 2012
The role of the board is different for small-cap companies, where the line separating governance from management issues isn’t so bright.

ERM: The Elephant in the Room, Directorship (online), July 20, 2011
Boards are destined to underperform if they don’t understand the risks they are asked to monitor.

Risk Mitigation on a Budget, Directorship (online), May 2, 2011
Directors have multiple opportunities for risk management education, from formal classes to casual networking.

Social Media and Compliance, Directorship (online), January 24, 2011
Companies must be cautious that the information disseminated by employees on both company and personal social media pages complies with federal securities laws.