John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance

2011 Events

Thurs., Nov 17, 2011
ISS and The Future of Corporate Governance

  1. Susan Blount, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Prudential Financial, Inc.
  2. Fred Cook, Chairman, Frederic W. Cook & Company
  3. Margaret Foran, VP, Chief Governance Officer & Corporate Secretary, Prudential Financial, Inc.
  4. The Honorable Randy Holland, Justice, Supreme Court of Delaware
  5. Travis Laster, Vice Chancellor, Delaware Court of Chancery
  6. Martin Lipton, Senior Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
  7. Nell Minow, Editor, Governance Metrics International
  8. Zach Oleksiuk, Vice President, Blackrock
  9. John D. Phillips, Jr., Senior Portfolio Manager, Alliance Bernstein
  10. Lemma Senbet, The William E. Mayer Chair, Professor of Finance, Director, Center for Financial Policy, University of Maryland
  11. Tim Smith, Sr. VP, Director of ESG Shareowner Engagement, Walden Asset Management
  12. Gary Wilson, Partner and Chairman, Manhattan Pacific Partners


Fri., Nov 4, 2011
Academic Conference – Bridging Board Gaps

  1. The Honorable Carolyn Berger, Justice, Supreme Court of Delaware
  2. Kenneth Bertsch, President, Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals
  3. Rich Daly, CEO and Director, Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.
  4. Glenn Hubbard, Dean, Columbia Business School
  5. Peter Langerman, Fund Manager, Franklin Mutual Advisers
  6. The Honorable Donald F. Parsons, Vice Chancellor, Delaware Court of Chancery
  7. Damon Silvers, Associate General Counsel, AFL-CIO
  8. A. Gilchrest Sparks, Of Counsel, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP
  9. Ralph Whitworth, Principal, Relational Investors, LLC
  10. Frank Zarb, Managing Director, Hellman & Friedman

Conference Papers:

“Why Do Insiders Hedge Their Ownership? An Empirical Examination*” By Carr Bettis (Arizona State University and Gradient Analytics), John Bizjak (Texas Christian University), and Swaminathan Kalpathy (Southern Methodist University) Download

“Does the Director Election System Matter? Evidence from Majority Voting*” By Yonca Ertimur (Duke University) and Fabrizio Ferri (Columbia University) Download

“Selectica Resets the Trigger on the Poison Pill: Where Should the Delaware Courts Go Next?” By Paul H. Edelman (Vanderbilt University) and Randall S. Thomas (Vanderbilt University) Download

“Litigation in Mergers and Acquisitions” By C.N.V. Krishnan (Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University), Ronald W. Masulis (Australian School of Business, University of New South Wales), Randall S. Thomas (Vanderbilt University Law School), and Robert B. Thompson (Georgetown University Law Center) Download

“Good Monitoring, Bad Monitoring” By Yaniv Grinstein and Stefano Rossi Download


Tues., May 3, 2011
Directors as Guardians of Compliance and Ethics Within the Financial Institution Citadel

  1. Keith Darcy, Executive Director, Ethics and Compliance Officer Association
  2. Thomas Day, Managing Director, Sungard Inc., Chair, DC Chapter Professional Risk Management Association of America
  3. Pat Gnazzo, Principal, Better Business Practices LLC
  4. Michael Greenberg, Director, Rand Center for Corporate Governance and Ethics
  5. The Honorable Randy Holland, Justice, Delaware Supreme Court
  6. David Koenig, CEO, The Governance Fund
  7. Donald Langevoort, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
  8. Joseph Murphy, CCEP,Director, Public Policy, Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics
  9. Charles Thayer, Chairman and Managing Director, Chartwell Capital Ltd.
  10. Mindy West, Chief, Policy and Program Development, Division of Risk Management Supervision, FDIC
  11. Larry Zicklin, Director, Neuberger Berman LLC


Tues., Apr 19, 2011
Principals-Based Governance of Executive Compensation: Problem or Solution?

  1. Brad Anderson, Former CEO and Vice Chairman, Best Buy
  2. Pastora Cafferty, Professor Emerita, University of Chicago; Director, Harris Bankcorp, Inc., Waste Management, Inc. et al
  3. The Honorable William Chandler, Chancellor, Delaware Court of Chancery
  4. Donald Delves, Founder and President, Delves Group
  5. Ronald James, President and CEO Center for Ethical Business Cultures ; Director, Best Buy, Travelers Foundation, et al
  6. Ric Marshall, Chief Analyst | GovernanceMetrics International
  7. Gregg Passin, a Partner , Mercer
  8. Christianna Wood, ICGN Chairman, International Corporate Governance Network; Director, H&R Block, the International Corporate Governance Network, Capital Z Asset Management, Cevian Capital Limited, et al

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