John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance

2005 Events

Thurs., Nov. 10, 2005
Director Liability: Oversight Stimulator or Board Decimator?

  1. The Honorable William Chandler, Chancellor, Delaware Court of Chancery
  2. John (Sean) Coffey, Partner, Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP
  3. Gregory Doody, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, HealthSouth
  4. Michael Klausner, Nancy and Charles Munger Professor of Business and Professor of Law, and Asociate Dean for Research and Academics, Stanford Law School
  5. Ed Labaton, Partner, Goodkind Labaton Rudoff & Sucharow LLP
  6. Jerry Levin, Former Chairman and CEO, Sunbeam, Director: Ecolab, US Bank Corp
  7. John Olson, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
  8. Roger Raber, President and CEO, National Association of Corporate Directors
  9. Bob Rock, Chairman, Directors & Boards
  10. The Honorable E. Norman Veasey, former Chief Justice, Delaware Supreme Court
  11. Ann Yerger, Executive Director, Council of Institutional Investors


Thurs., Nov. 3, 2005
Shareholder Access to the Company Proxy/Majority Voting: Accountability Creator or Boardroom Bomb?

  1. John Castellani, President, Business Roundtable
  2. Rick Ferlauto, Director of Pensions and Benefits Policy, AFSCME
  3. Rosemary Kenney, Director of Corporate Governance, Pfizer, Inc.
  4. Linda Scott, Director Corporate Governance, TIAA-CREF
  5. A. Gilchrist Sparks, Partner, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell
  6. The Honorable Myron T. Steele, Chief Justice, Delaware Supreme Court


Tues., Oct. 18, 2005
Corporate Governance Guidelines: Common Ground – Realistic Expectations?

  1. David Brown, Partner, Alston & Bird
  2. Francis Byrd, Vice President-Senior Analyst, Moody’s Investors Service
  3. The Honorable Jack B. Jacobs, Justice, Delaware Supreme Court
  4. Jack Krol, former Chairman of the Board, duPont
  5. Robert Lonergan, Vice President & General Counsel, Rohm & Haas
  6. James Melican, President, Proxy Governance, Inc.
  7. Greg Taxin, Chief Executive Officer, Glass Lewis & Company
  8. Michael Useem, The William and Jacalyn Egan Professor; Professor of Management, Wharton School
  9. Luigi Zingales, Robert C. McCormack Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance at the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago


Thurs. May 12, 2005
Circon and the Future of the Poison Pill

  1. Warren Andersen, Assistant General Counsel, General Motors Corporation
  2. John Fowler, Managing Director and Vice Chairman, Deutsche Bank
  3. David Katz, Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen, & Katz
  4. Lewis Lazarus, Member of the Corporate and Business Litigation Practice Groups, Morris, James, Hitchens & Williams, LLP
  5. Linda Scott, Director Corporate Governance, TIAA-CREF
  6. David Skeel, S. Samuel Arsht Professor of Corporate Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School
  7. The Honorable Leo E. Strine, Vice Chancellor, Chancery Court of Delaware


Tues. May 3, 2005
Fairness Opinions and Value Enhancement: Reaffirmation, Reform, or Removal

  1. Ann Davis, Staff Reporter, Wall Street Journal
  2. David Hilty, Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin
  3. Andrew Moore, Jurist in Residence, Stetson University Law School (Former Justice, Supreme Court of Delaware)
  4. Giovanni Prezioso, General Counsel, US Securities & Exchange Commission
  5. Mark Ramseyer, Mitsubishi Professor of Japanese Legal Studies, Harvard Law School
  6. Arthur Rosenbloom, Co-Founder, CFC Capital LLC
  7. Jerry Rosenfeld, CEO, Rothschild North America
  8. Thomas Selman, Senior Vice President for Corporate Finance, National Association of Securities Dealers
  9. Dan Schleifman, Managing Director, Credit Suisse First Boston
  10. The Honorable Myron T. Steele, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Delaware
  11. Nate Van Duzer, Assistant General Counsel , Fidelity Investments


Tues., Mar. 22, 2005
Audit Committee Reform and Financial Misconduct – Effective Medicine or Placebo?

  1. Jeffrey Cunningham, Member, Board of Directors, Countrywide
  2. Kayla Gillan, Member, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board
  3. Jon Hanson, The Hampshire Companies; Director: Prudential Insurance, HealthSouth, New York Yankees
  4. April Klein, Associate Professor of Accounting, New York University Stern School of Business
  5. The Honorable Stephen P. Lamb, Vice Chancellor, Delaware Court of Chancery
  6. Claude Lamoureux, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board
  7. Philip Livingston, Vice Chairman, Approva Corporation; Former Chief Financial Officer, World Wrestling Enterprises – Former President, Financial Executives International

The Lerner College is home to a state-of-the-art financial trading facility, the $1.5 million student-led Blue Hen Investment Club, a student-managed restaurant and hotel, a high-technology development center of a global bank and a start-up experience for students with new business ideas.

Undergraduate scholarships, made possible through the generosity of alumni and friends, enable us to support promising scholars. Here, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and his mother, Leni Markell, join recipients of the William Markell Scholarship (center), which benefits students in Accounting and MIS.

The Institute for Financial Services Analytics is a collaboration between the Lerner College, UD's College of Engineering and JPMorgan Chase, and hosts events for academics and the business community designed to address consumer analytics and industry applications.

All Lerner College departments offer discovery learning experiences and emphasize data-based analytics to enrich the student experience. Here, students at Vita Nova, our award-winning restaurant run through HRIM, joined professional chefs and winemakers in hosting a 2014 Mid-Atlantic Wine and Food Festival event.

Lerner College faculty - like Meryl Gardner, whose research on foods and moods was recently published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology - are thought leaders who command attention from influential business audiences, economists and policy makers.

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