Christina T. Roupas Esq.

Winston & Strawn LLP
Roupas, Chrisitina T.

Christina Trotta Roupas is a corporate Associate in Winston & Strawn's Chicago office concentrating her practice on securities offerings, corporate governance, and general corporate matters. Ms. Roupas has experience representing both issuers and underwriters in debt and equity offerings, including IPOs and offerings of high-yield securities. In addition, Ms. Roupas regularly counsels public and privately held companies on day-to-day corporate matters, including corporate governance, regulatory compliance, public reporting obligations, and other transactional and business issues.  She received a B.A. from George Washington University and a J.D. from William & Mary School of Law.

She is a co-author of Bloomberg BNA Corporate Practice Portfolio Series No. 63-3rd, The Board of Directors. This portfolio volume provides an overview of the problems and responsibilities facing the modern corporate board. It sets forth the duties of directors and examines the question of to whom those duties are owed, looking at both the traditional model, which held the directors responsible only to shareholders, and more recent theories that directors on occasion owe duties to non-shareholders. The portfolio then considers the size and composition of the board, and the roles of committees in its functioning. It explains the duties and liabilities of individual board members, considering such matters as dealing with "interested" transactions, reliance upon experts, changes in corporate control, and proxy contests. It also describes the business judgment rule and potential liabilities under environmental laws. The portfolio then explains the protections available to directors through indemnification, exculpation, and liability insurance. The portfolio concludes by discussing the special duties and responsibilities of directors that arise in the context of derivative lawsuits and managing financially troubled companies.