Tina Martini was quoted in Bloomberg BNA's Corporate Law & Accountabliity ReportTM article about improving boards' gender diversity. Here is an excerpt:
Christina L. Martini, a partner at DLA Piper who recently led the firm's Global Leadership Summit, said in an e-mail to BBNA that she also agreed with Mulé and Elson's views about best practices for board succession planning.
‘‘While having individuals with C- and executive-level experience is clearly a plus, I also think it is important to be open-minded in one’s approach about which professional experiences are truly necessary for a successful board member to have, and what a successful board truly needs to look like vs. what they have historically looked like,’’ she said.
Martini additionally noted that potential board candidates can find many ways to obtain the experience needed to understand how a board should operate.