Napa Valley

The D&O Diary was on assignment last week in Napa Valley in California. Although I have visited Napa several times in the past, it has been a while since I have been there. I had forgotten what a beautiful place it is and how much fun it is to visit.

My primary purpose for traveling to Napa was to participate as a speaker at Inigo’s 2024 Securities Panel Event. The event was held at the beautiful Auberge du Soleil Resort, perched in the hills above Napa Valley. It was a pleasure and an honor to be a part of this excellent event, which first class in every respect. I would like to thank my friends Yera Patel, Ed Whitworth, Tom Ielapi, and all of their Inigo colleagues for inviting me to be a part of this event. It was a great success and a tremendous amount of fun. It was particularly enjoyable to see so many industry friends in such a pleasant setting.

It was an honor to be on this panel with such esteemed fellow speakers. From left to right: Yera Patel of Inigo, who moderated the panel; Boris Feldman of the Freshfields law firm; Stephanie Avakian, former head of the SEC Enforcement Division, now of Wilmer Hale; Jim Harrod of the Bernstein Litowitz law firm; me; and Tom Ielapi of Inigo. It really was an excellent panel and it was great to be a part of it.
After the session, on a terrace at the hotel, with Seth Pfalzer of Woodruff Sawyer and Deidre Finn of Newfront.
With Patricia Ramos and Derek Lakin of Lockton and Nicolai Revin of Marsh.
With Katie Myczek of AON.
With Amy Jeter and Hilarie Gates of Marsh, Larry Bowlus of EPIC, and Jeff Perkins of Marsh.
With Ed Whitworth and Yera Patel of Inigo
With Steve Shappell of Alliant Insurance Services and Laura Markovich of the Skarzynski Marick & Black law firm.
With Erin Stephenson of Woodruff Sawyer.
With Andrew Oldis of the Kaufman Borgeest & Ryan law firm and Millie Baars of Inigo
Such a beautiful venue in such a beautiful setting. A truly memorable event.