Governor Schwarzenegger today vetoed AB2944. The bill would have provided that directors may consider the interests of specific corporate constituencies in addition to the shareholders. For a more detailed description of this legislation, see our earlier article here. In his veto message to the California State Assembly, the Governor noted that "[w]hile this bill proposes a new model of corporate governance consisting of a package of many intriguing concepts, it is just that; a package of concepts that could produce unknown ramifications and the need for which have not been fully demonstrated." For further information, please contact Peter M. Menard at (213) 617-5483.