Lieff Cabraser attorney Bruce W. Leppla will be speaking at the Legal Executive Institute’s October 8, 2015 meeting on Board of Director fiduciary duties related to intellectual property valuation in the context of merger and acquisition (M&A) activity. With the dramatic rise of M&A activity involving the acquisition of companies with valuable intellectual property, the issue arises as to whether the Board of the company to be acquired has taken appropriate steps to value its intellectual property. Conventional valuation methods (e.g., discounted cash flow analysis, the use of comparables, etc.) may be of limited help. Mr. Leppla will examine the legal standards with respect to board fiduciary duty in this area and also review new, more innovative financial methods to assess valuation.