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A situation or state in which one person is a member of the board of directors in more than one publicly-traded company. This creates the possibility of a conflict of interest; indeed, interlocking directorates are illegal when two companies are competitors.
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Boards of directors of different firms that have one or more of the same people serving as directors. Interlocking directorates are illegal among competing firms.
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