John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance

2006 Events

Thurs., Nov. 9, 2006
Dual Class Stock – Cost, Benefits, and Future under Delaware Law

  1. Richard Breeden, Chairman, Richard C. Breeden & Co.
  2. Mel Eisenberg, Koret Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law
  3. Ron Gilson, Charles J. Meyers Professor of Law and Business, Stanford Law School
  4. Francesco Guererra, US Business Editor, The Financial Times
  5. Cornish Hitchcock, Counsel, Amalgamated Bank
  6. David Leitch, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Ford Motor Company
  7. Jay Lorsch, Louis E. Kirstein Professor of Human Relations, Harvard Business School
  8. The Honorable Myron T. Steele, Chief Justice, Delaware Supreme Court


Thurs., Oct. 12, 2006
Shareholder Fiduciary Duties: Expansion, Limitation or Very Existence?

  1. Hank Barnette, Of Counsel, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP (former CEO Bethlehem Steel)
  2. Carol Hayes, Associate General Counsel & Secretary, The Coca-Cola Company
  3. Henry Hu, Allan Shivers Chair in the Law of Banking and Finance, The University of Texas School of Law
  4. Simon Lorne, Vice Chairman and Chief Legal Officer, Millennium Partners, L.P
  5. The Honorable Donald F. Parsons Jr., Vice Chancellor, Delaware Chancery Court
  6. John Rogers, Founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Ariel Capital Management, LLC
  7. Eric Roiter, Senior Vice-President and General Counsel, Fidelity Management and Research Company


Tues., Apr. 25, 2006
Majority Voting and Director Contest Reimbursement

  1. Frank Balotti, Partner, Richards, Layton & Finger
  2. Lucian Bebchuk, William J. Friedman and Alicia Townsend Friedman Professor of Law, Economics, and Finance, Harvard Law School
  3. Richard Ferlauto, Director, Pension and Investment Policy, AFSCME
  4. Peter Langerman, President and CEO, Franklin Mutual Advisers
  5. Joann Lublin, Staff Reporter, Wall Street Journal
  6. Trevor Nortwitz, Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
  7. Giovanni Prezioso, Former General Counsel, Securities & Exchange Commission
  8. A. Gilchrist Sparks, Partner, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell
  9. The Honorable Leo E. Strine, Vice Chancellor, Court of Chancery
  10. Theodore Ullyot, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, ESL Investments


Tues., Apr. 4, 2006
Audit Committee Reform and Financial Misconduct – The Past, Present, Future and Effectiveness of Sarbanes/Oxley Section 404

  1. Doug Carmichael, Chief Auditor, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board
  2. Jim Cox, Brainerd Currie Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law
  3. The Honorable Jack B. Jacobs, Justice, Delaware Supreme Court
  4. Steve Wagner, Managing Partner, Ctr for Corporate Governance, Deloitte & Touche
  5. Peter Wallison, Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
  6. John Zeglis, Former Chairman and CEO, AT&T Wireless Services


Thurs., Mar. 16, 2006
Executive Compensation: The Role of the Compensation Consultant – Dual Agency or Independence?

  1. Carolyn Brancato, Director, Global Corporate Governance Research Center, The Conference Board
  2. Bill Bratton, Professor and Director, Sloan Project on Business Institutions, Georgetown Law School, Georgetown University
  3. Fred Cook, Chairman, Fredric W. Cook & Company
  4. David Denis, Burton D. Morgan Chair of Private Enterprise, Krannert School of Management, Purdue University
  5. Jesse Fried, Professor of Law and Co-Director, Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy, School of Law–Boalt Hall, University of California, Berkeley
  6. The Honorable Randy Holland, Justice, Supreme Court of Delaware
  7. Ira Kay, Director Compensation Practice, Watson Wyatt Worldwide
  8. Dan Lynch, Vice President Compensation and Benefits, Pulte Homes Corporation
  9. Joe Nocera, Reporter, New York Times
  10. Linda Scott, Director Corporate Governance, TIAA-CREF
  11. The Honorable E. Norman Veasey, Former Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Delaware

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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