John J. Cannon III

Chair, Corporate Governance Advisory Group, Shearman & Sterling, USA

John Cannon is a partner in the Compensation Governance and Employment Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) Group of Shearman & Sterling LLP, and co-chair of the firm's Corporate Governance Advisory Group. He is an inaugural fellow of the American College of Governance Counsel, and is a frequent speaker to boards of directors, professional groups, and law students on executive compensation and corporate governance matters as well as the international regulation of pay in the financial services industry. In his practice, John focuses on all aspects of corporate governance and executive compensation and benefits, including state corporation, securities, banking, bankruptcy, employment and tax laws, and the ERISA. John has extensive experience in advising corporations and boards of directors on management succession, shareholder engagement, compliance with Dodd-Frank and Sarbanes-Oxley, and the employee issues raised in the mergers and acquisitions context, including in cross-border transactions. He received a J.D. from the New York University School of Law and an A.B. from Harvard College. John is a Fellow of Salzburg Global Seminar.

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