Weinberg Center's 2017 Corporate Governance Symposium
The focus of the 2017 Corporate Governance Symposium will be “Governance Issues of Critical Importance to Boards and Investors in 2017.” The Symposium will begin with an address by our John L. Weinberg Distinguished Speaker – Ronald P. O’Hanley, President and CEO, State Street Global Advisors.
Mr. O’Hanley will be followed by a panel of representatives from the corporate and investor community, and a former Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court, during which each panelist will share what matters most to them in 2017.
The panelists are:
-Amy Bilbija, Managing Director, Strategic Governance Advisors
-Glenn Booraem, Principal & Fund Treasurer, Vanguard
-H. Rodgin Cohen, Senior Chairman, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
-Abe M. Friedman, CEO, CamberView Partners
-Joann S. Lublin, Management News Editor, The Wall Street Journal
-Ronald P. O’Hanley, President and CEO, State Street Global Advisors
-Brian L. Schorr, Partner and Chief Legal Officer, Trian Fund Management, L.P
-Linda E. Scott, Managing Director and Associate Corporate Secretary, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
-Myron T. Steele, Partner, Potter Anderson & Corroon, LLP; and former Chief Justice, Delaware Supreme Court
Moderator: Charles M. Elson, Edgar S. Woolard, Jr., Chair of Corporate Governance, Director of the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance, and Professor of Finance
The panel will be followed by Joann Lublin from The Wall Street Journal, who will be our luncheon speaker. She will be discussing her recently published book, Earning It: Hard-Won Lessons from Trailblazing Women at the Top of the Business World.
The presentation of academic papers on topics that are of critical importance to boards and investors will occur in the afternoon. The papers being presented are:
"Captured Boards": The Rise of "Super Directors" and the Case for a Board Suite," by Kobi Kastiel, Harvard Law School (Q&A Participant) and Yaron Nili, University of Wisconsin Law School (Presenter)
Discussant: Jeffrey Gordon, Richard Paul Richman Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
"The Golden Leash and the Fiduciary Duty of Loyalty," by Greg Shill, Harvard Law School Program on Corporate Governance (Presenter)
Discussant: David A. Katz, Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
"Affiliated Corporate Donations and Director Independence," by Ye Cai, Santa Clara University; Jin Xu, Virginia Tech, Pamplin College of Business (Presenter); and Jun Yang, Indiana University.
Discussant: Todd Gormley, Washington University in St. Louis, Olin Business School
The Symposium will provide attendees with cutting edge governance discussion and debate.
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Program co-sponsored with the Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics Department of Finance, University of Delaware
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 9:15am to 5:15pm
John M. Clayton Hall, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19711, USA