John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance
The John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance was established in 2000, and is one of the longest-standing corporate governance centers in academia. It is the first and only corporate governance center in the State of Delaware, the legal home for a majority of the nation’s public corporations. Center programs, publications and academic research have helped to shape and influence numerous corporate governance debates and developments on a national and international level.
The center provides a forum for business leaders, the legal community, academics, practitioners, students, and others interested in corporate governance to meet, interact, learn and teach. Using the fully endowed Edgar S. Woolard, Jr. Chair of Corporate Governance as the base for the Center, our goal is to develop programs that will generate local, national and even international interest.
The Weinberg Center has published a new brochure (PDF), which focuses on its mission and related activities.
Conferences and Symposia
The Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance brings together professionals in corporate governance, law and accounting for conferences and symposia on the industry’s most critical issues.
At events such as The Auditing Committee of the Future and the annual Corporate Governance Seminars, guests like Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster of the Delaware Court of Chancery, executive director of the Center for Audit Quality Cindy Fornelli; Glenn Booraem, Principal and Fund Controller, Vanguard; and several Securities and Exchange Commission executives collaborate with CEOs, directors, experts, students and audience members to improve and build the future of corporate governance.
- The Government’s giant shadow in the boardroom, Directors & Boards magazine, Second Quarter 2016 (PDF)
- Errors, Emissions and Omissions at Volkswagen, ETHISPHERE Magazine, Q1 2016 (PDF)
- The Bug at Volkswagen: Lessons in Co-Determination, Ownership and Board Structure – co-authored with Craig K. Ferrere and Nicholas Goossen – 27 JOURNAL OF APPLIED CORPORATE FINANCE 36 (2015)
- Opinion: Board Problems Lurk Under the Hood for VW Scandal (Agenda, October 26, 2015) (PDF)
- The pay ratio rule: Get ready, get going (PDF)
- A new kind of captured board
- William P. Lauder on governing the controlled corporation (PDF)
- Peer Groups – Understanding CEO Compensation and a Proposal for a New Approach (PDF)
- Director term limits come up for review (PDF)
- Dual Class Stock: Governance at the Edge (PDF)
- Executive Superstars Peer Groups and Overcompensation – Cause Effect and Solution
- What is a CEO worth? Don’t look to peers (PDF) (Directors & Boards, Q3 2011)
- Punting Peer Groups: Resolving the Compensation Conundrum (PDF)
- Compensation and the Myth of the Corporate Superstar
- When Searching for a CEO, there’s No Place Like Home
- Report of the Round Table on Proxy Governance (PDF)
- Report of the Study Group on Corporate Boards “Bridging Board Gaps” (PDF)
- The Great Divide (PDF)
- Ed Woolard: A life in governance (PDF) (Directors & Boards, fall 2000)
- Comment Letter – Farm Credit Administration (PDF)
- Comment Letter – Securities and Exchange Commission (Pay Ratio Disclosure) (PDF)
- Surplus, Agency Theory and the Hobbesian Corporation (PDF)
- The Compliance Conundrum, (Ethisphere, Fall 2015) (PDF)
Weinberg in the Media
1/5/2017, American Banker
Time to Refresh Your Bank’s Board
Trump cabinet nominee leaves a lot of money on Exxon’s table
1/4/2017, The Washington Post
Trump’s secretary of state pick will receive nest egg worth $180 million, placed in a trust
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