2021 Symposium

INSTITUTE FOR LAW & ECONOMIC POLICY 27th Annual Symposium

GOVERNANCE WARS Contesting Power and Purpose in the 21st Century Corporation

• Held January 28 to 29, 2021

Presented Virtually by the Texas Law Review – University of Texas and the Institute for Law & Economic Policy (from the University of Texas at Austin, School of Law)

Sponsored by The Huntington National Bank and KCC LLC

Learn More About . . .
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Charters
  • Securities Fraud
  • S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Enforcement
WATCH VIDEOS OF THE EVENT BELOW
Day 1: THURSDAY EVENING, JANUARY 28, 2021

Opening Supreme Court Panel
5:45 pm – 7:30 pm

Moderator:
Professor Joel Seligman, University of Rochester

Participants:
Executive Director F. Paul Bland, Jr., Public Justice
Amy Saharia, Esquire, Williams and Connolly LLP
Professor Elizabeth Sepper, University of Texas at Austin School of Law

DAY 2: Friday, JANUARY 29, 2021

Panel I
9:30 am – 11:00 am

Moderator:
Emma Gilmore, Esquire, Pomerantz LLP

Presenters:
Resisting the Return to Managerialism: Institutionalizing the Shareholder Voice in the Monitoring Model
Professor James Cox, Duke University School of Law
co-authoring paper with
Professor Randall Thomas, Vanderbilt University Law School

Validation Capital
Professor Alon Brav, Duke University: Fuqua School of Business
co-authoring paper with
Professor Dorothy Lund, University of Southern California Gould School of Law
and
Professor Edward Rock, New York University School of Law

Commentators:
Vice Chancellor Joseph R. Slights III, Delaware Court of Chancery
Professor John Coates, Harvard Law School
Professor Robert Thompson, Georgetown Law School
Ted Mirvis, Esquire, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Panel II
11:15 am – 12:45 pm

Moderator:
Mark Lebovitch, Esquire, Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann, LLP

Presenters:
Should Corporations Have a Purpose?

Professor Jill Fisch, University of Pennsylvania Law School
co-authoring paper with
Professor Steven Davidoff Solomon, University of California Berkeley School of Law

The History and Revival of the Corporate Purpose Clause
Professor Elizabeth Pollman, University of Pennsylvania School of Law

Commentators:
Chief Justice Leo E. Strine Jr. (retired), Former Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court
Professor Mark J. Roe, Harvard Law School
Susan Salzstein, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Luncheon Speaker
1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Professor Robert J. Jackson, Former US SEC Commissioner, New York University School of Law

Panel III
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Moderator:
Carol V. Gilden, Esquire, Cohen Milstein

Presenters:
Corporate Adolescence: Why Did “We” Not Work?
Professor Hillary Sale, Georgetown University Law Center
co-authoring paper with
Professor Donald Langevoort, Georgetown University Law Center

The SEC and ESG Blind-Spots: Turning the Corner on Disclosure?
Professor Donna M. Nagy, Indiana University Maurer School of Law
co-authoring paper with
Professor Cynthia Williams, York University, Osgoode Hall Law School

Commentators:
Professor Craig M. Lewis, Vanderbilt University, Owen Graduate School of Management
Sharon Nelles, Esquire, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Panel IV
3:45 pm – 5:15 pm

Moderator:
Darren Robbins, Esquire, Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP

Presenters:
On a stakeholder model of corporate governance

Professor Jonathan Karpoff, University of Washington, Foster School of Business

Corporate Diversity, Inclusion, and Punishment
Professor James C. Spindler, University of Texas at Austin School of Law

Commentators:
Professor Robert Prentice, University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business
Meghan Peitzmeier, Esquire, Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association

CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION

As a program of the ILEP and the Texas Law Review, the conference is recognized for CLE credit in most states, including California, Delaware, Florida, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania. Upon request, ILEP will provide certification to apply for credit from other states.

Estimated credit is 9 hours based on a 50-minute credit hour, and 8 hours based on a 60-minute credit hour.

QUESTIONS?

For more information about this conference and others, please contact Daniel Shmilovich, ILEP Executive Director at (215) 988-9546 or email him at dan@ilep.org.

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