Lynn Shapiro Snyder Quoted in “Follow Best Practices in Board Governance”

Behavioral Healthcare

Lynn Shapiro Snyder, a Senior Member of the Firm in the Health Care and Life Sciences and Litigation practices, in the firm’s Washington, DC, office, was quoted in a Behavioral Healthcare article titled “Follow Best Practices in Board Governance,” by Joanne Sammer.

Following is an excerpt:

Along with diverse skills, boards also need diverse perspectives. Recruiting from the personal or professional networks of current board members is likely to create an echo chamber of similar types of people who all move in the same circles.

Lynn Shapiro Snyder, a member of law firm Epstein Becker & Green in Washington, D.C., suggests increasing gender diversity by ensuring at least three men or three women are present on any board.

“One person’s voice will not be heard, two cancel each other out, but three can be effective,” Shapiro Snyder says.