Mr. Ide’s practice focuses on representing boards of directors, audit committees and management with special investigations, ethics and corporate governance.
Mr. Ide currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB) where he serves on the Compensation Committee and the Nominating and Governance Committee. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of AFC Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFCE) where he chairs the Governance Committee and serves on the Audit Committee.
He is also chair of the Advisory Board to the Conference Board’s Governance Center, a senior fellow and co-founder of Emory University’s Directors Institute and he serves on the Audit and Governance Committees of the Clark Atlanta University Board of Trustees and on the Audit Committee of the EastWest Institute.
Mr. Ide formerly served as senior vice president and General Counsel of Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON), as Counsel to the United States Olympic Committee and as President of the American Bar Association. Mr. Ide received his B.A. degree, cum laude, from Washington and Lee University, J.D. degree from the University of Virginia and M.B.A. degree from Georgia State University. He has lectured extensively and published numerous articles on corporate governance. He was admitted to the Bar in both Georgia and the District of Columbia.