Upcoming Symposium


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

• January 28 to 20, 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
Zoom Links

Zoom links for each session will be provided to participants as we near the event.


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

Professor Joel Seligman, University of Rochester

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
9:00 am – 10:30 am

Emma Gilmore, Esquire, Pomerantz LLP

The New Managerialism: Cutting Short the 50-Year Life of the Monitoring Model in Corporate Governance
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
Professor Edward Rock, New York University School of Law

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

Panel II
10:45 am – 12:15 pm

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

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

Finding a Purpose in Corporate Charters
Professor Elizabeth Pollman, University of Pennsylvania School of Law

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
12:30 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

Carol V. Gilden, Esquire, Cohen Milstein

Corporate Adolescence
Professor Hillary Sale, Georgetown University Law Center
co-authoring paper with
Professor Donald Langevoort, Georgetown University Law Center

Predictive Modeling for Securities Fraud
Professor Jonathan Karpoff, University of Washington Foster School of Business

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

Darren Robbins, Esquire, Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP

The SEC and Ideological Blind Spots

Professor Donna M. Nagy, Indiana University Maurer School of Law
co-authoring paper with
Professor Cynthia Williams, York University Osgoode Hall Law School

Does it Matter Which Stakeholders We Punish?
Professor James C. Spindler, University of Texas at Austin School of Law

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


As a program of the ILEP and the Texas Law Review, the conference will be 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.


Tuition for the conference is $300. If you are a Public Interest Attorney, Academic, or Jurists the tuition is $200. University of Texas of Law, Austin, student, faculty, staff, and alumni tuition is complimentary.

Tuition includes all sessions and an extensive manual of written materials distributed at the conference. Please register in advance to be assured of printed materials.

Registrations are transferable within law firms, but only one course manual per registration will be distributed. If you are unable to attend the conference you may purchase a course manual for $100, subject to availability.

To register, download this PDF and complete and mail or fax the registration form.


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

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