John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance

2004 Events

Thurs., Nov. 11, 2004
The Gatekeepers and Corporate Governance: The Role of External Monitors

(Sponsored by Goodkind, Labaton, Rudroff & Sucharow, LLP)

  1. Hank Barnette, Former CEO, Bethlehem Steel
  2. James Copeland, Former CEO, Deloitte & Touche
  3. Meyer Eisenberg, Deputy General Counsel, Securities & Exchange Commission
  4. The Honorable Jack B. Jacobs, Justice, Delaware Supreme Court
  5. Edward Johnson, Chairman and CEO, Fidelity Investments
  6. Donald Kempf, Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary, Morgan Stanley
  7. Edward Labaton, Partner, Goodkind Labaton Rudoff & Sucharow LLP
  8. David F. Larcker, Ernst & Young Professor of Accounting. Wharton, University of Pennsylvania
  9. Jeffrey Peek, President and Chief Executive Officer, CIT Group Inc.
  10. Joel Seligman, Dean, Washington University School of Law
  11. Mark Watson, Vice President, Corporate Governance, Moody’s Investor Service


Thurs., Oct. 28, 2004
Corporate Governance Guidelines: Common Ground – Realistic Expectations?

(Sponsored by Alston & Bird, LLP)

  1. Edward Brennan, Retired Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Sears, Roebuck and Co., Director: The Allstate Corporation, 3M, Exelon Corporation, McDonald’s Corporation and AMR Corporation, the parent of American Airlines
  2. John Connolly, President and Chief Executive Officer. Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc.
  3. The Honorable Randy Holland, Justice, Supreme Court of Delaware
  4. Kenneth Lehn, Professor of Business Administration, University of Pittsburgh
  5. William Lytton, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Tyco International Ltd.
  6. James McDonald, President and CEO, Rockefeller & Company, Director, NYSE
  7. Nils Okeson, Partner, Alston & Bird, LLP


Tues., Oct. 5, 2004
Caremark and the Prevention of Corporate Fraud and Other Forms of Illegal Conduct

  1. The Honorable William T. Allen, Former Chancellor, Delaware Court of Chancery, Nusbaum Professor of Law and Business, Director, Center for Law and Business, New York University School of Law
  2. Robert Guido, Vice Chair of Audit, Ernst & Young
  3. Patrick Gnazzo, VP Business Practices, United Technologies Corporation
  4. Jonathan Karpoff, Professor, Finance and Business Economics, University of Washington
  5. Frank Menaker, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Lockheed Martin Corp
  6. The Honorable John W. Noble, Vice Chancellor, Delaware Court of Chancery
  7. Commissioner John Steer, Vice Chair, United States Sentencing Commission
  8. Raymond Troubh, Director or former Director: Enron, Time/Warner, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, ADT, America West Airlines, Becton Dickinson, and various other public corporations


Tues., May 11, 2004
Circon – The Role of the Dissident Director

  1. Frank Balotti, Director, Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A.
  2. George Cloutier, CEO, American Management Systems
  3. David Ikenberry, Professor of Finance and Chair of Department, University of Illinois
  4. The Honorable Stephen P. Lamb, Vice Chancellor, Delaware Court of Chancery
  5. Peter Langerman, Director, Division of Investment, State of New Jersey
  6. Joann Lublin, Staff Reporter, Journalist, Wall Street Journal
  7. Steve Odland, CEO, AutoZone, Inc. (Chair, Corporate Governance Committee, Business Roundtable)
  8. A. Gilchrist Sparks, Partner, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell
  9. Ralph Whitworth, Founder, Relational Investors, LLC


Thurs., Apr. 29, 2004
Enron and Corporate Governance Reform: A Case Study (Cont’d)

  1. William Crist, Former Chairman, CALPERS
  2. Larry Harris, Chief Economist, at the SEC
  3. The Honorable Jack B. Jacobs, Justice, Delaware Supreme Court
  4. Bob May, Interim CEO, Healthsouth
  5. Carl McCall, Former Comptroller, State of New York
  6. Shaun O’Malley, Chairman, Freddie Mac


Thurs., Apr. 8, 2004
Corporate Governance Guidelines: Common Ground – Realistic Expectations?

  1. John Biggs, Former Chairman & CEO, TIAA-CREF
  2. Michael S. Emen, Senior Vice President, NASDAQ Listing Qualifications Department
  3. Ted Jadick, Vice Chairman, Heidrick & Struggles
  4. Robert S. (Steve) Miller, Former CEO, Bethlehem Steel
  5. Howard Sherman, CEO, GovernanceMetrics Interantional
  6. The Honorable Myon T. Steele, Justice, Supreme Court of Delaware
  7. Carol Ward, Corporate Secretary & Compliance Officer, CIGNA


Tues. Mar. 9, 2004
Executive Overcompensation – A problem or a solution?

  1. Brian Foley, Founder, Brian Foley & Company, Inc.
  2. Wayne R. Guay, Assistant Professor of Accounting, The Wharton School
  3. Michael McAlevey, Chief Corporate & Securities Counsel, General Electric
  4. The Honorable Donald F. Parsons Jr., Vice Chancellor, Delaware Court of Chancery
  5. Roger Raber, President and CEO, National Association for Corporate Directors
  6. Cynthia Richson, Corporate Governance Officer, Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS)
  7. Randall Thomas, Professor, Vanderbilt Law School

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