Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jesse Eisinger, A Lecture and Celebration of the “The Chicken***t Club; Why the Justice Department Fails to Prosecute Executives"
October 17, 2017
Co-sponsored by the Law and Business Program, the Criminal Justice Program, the Criminal Law Association, the Law and Business Society and retired DOJ Fraud Section Executive Deputy Chief John Arterberry
Behavioral Law and Economics Conference
October 27, 2017
The 2017 Behavioral Law and Economics Conference will bring together a diverse, interdisciplinary group of junior and senior behavioral law and economics scholars. The goals are first, to provide junior scholars feedback on their current behavioral work. A second goal of is to take stock of behavioral law and economics scholarship and chart a productive path forward. To this end, the conference will be capped off Friday afternoon with a panel debating these issues. The panel includes Ian Ayres, Eric Talley, Kip Viscusi and Kathy Zeiler.
Bloomberg: Opinion: Bank CDs and a strip-club hedge fund - July 20, 2017 - Banks and regulators care a lot about the nuances of banks’ capital structures. The purpose of a bank is to issue cash-like risk-free senior liabilities and invest the proceeds in risky lending activities, but in modern legal systems there is a problem with these hierarchies. Research by Yesha Yadav, professor of law, is mentioned.
January 23, 2017 / 12:00 p.m. / Flynn Auditorium
The newest member of Delaware's Court of Chancery, Vice Chancellor Joseph R. Slights III , discusses Delaware's and Chancery's unique role in the development of corporate law, including some observations on the Court's long history and sustainability, specialized jurisdiction, and how its structure, operations and procedures are designed to address complex disputes in real time.
No issue today demands more attention from legal advisors to public companies than the issues arising from the increased power of shareholders to influence board and management decision making. The 19th Annual Law & Business Conference explored how this changing dynamic has affected business strategy and capital allocation decisions and the governance structure of public companies as well as the tactical strategies most effective in meeting the challenges of battles with activist shareholders. In addition, the conference focused on how these dynamics have impacted the most pressing issues affecting Compensation and Audit Committees.
Article co-authored by Randall Thomas and Paul Edelman among “Top 10 Corporate and Securities Articles of 2015”
- In “Shareholder Voting in an Age of Intermediary Capitalism” (87 Southern California Law Review 1359, 2014), coauthors Randall Thomas, Paul Edelman and Robert Thompson assert that “traditional theory about shareholder voting, rooted in concepts of residual ownership and a principal/agent relationship, does not reflect recent fundamental changes as to who shareholders are and their incentives to vote (or not vote).” Their article was among the “Top 10 Corporate and Securities Articles of 2010.”
The News Journal (Delaware): Proposed bill aims to balance shareholder rights; judicial resources - May 31, 2016 - Randall S. Thomas
Bloomberg: Clinton lurks in shadows when sparring with Sanders on banks - May 26, 2016 - Morgan Ricks
Inaugural Central Banking and Financial Regulation Conference: TAKING STOCK: Financial Regulation Since the Crisis
The Life, the Law, and the Business - The Law and Business Society welcomed VLS alumni Eitan Tabak '98 and Scott Lynn '98 to discuss their career paths.
The U.S. Treasury's Response to the Financial Crisis - Were the bank bailouts of 2008 good for America? A talk featuring Tim Bowler, a senior official at the U.S. Treasury Department and former executive at Goldman Sachs.
Shareholder Power Conference - This Conference is part of a larger project on Shareholder Power arising out of a collaboration between the National University of Singapore (NUS) Centre for Law & Business and the Vanderbilt University Law and Business Program. The Conference aims to bring together leading scholars from around the world to discuss the issue of Shareholder Power from a variety of perspectives.
Chronicle of Higher Education: 10 revealing tidbits we found in football coaches’ contracts - December 17, 2015 - Randall Thomas and Larry Van Horn
Bloomberg Review: Who is a corporation supposed to serve? - June 16, 2015 - Margaret Blair
WalletHub: ChexSystems score: What it is and how to improve it - June 15, 2015 -Yesha Yadav
Reuters: Activists good, bigger activists better - April 30, 2015 - Randall Thomas
Wall Street Journal: Opinion: The surprising market response to activist hedge funds - April 23, 2015 - Randall Thomas
The Conversation: Opinion: Bogeyman of credit crisis needs reform to align risks and responsibilities in CDS market - January 7, 2015 - Yesha Yadav
Students read and prepare written critiques of the papers presented and develop an understanding of the empirical techniques commonly employed by academics and practitioners in these fields.
David Skeel , University of Pennsylvania Law School - August 29
John Morley , Yale Law School - September 12
Hillary Sale , Washington University Law School - September 26
Ron Gilson , Columbia Law School - October 10
Colleen Honigsberg , Stanford Law School - October 24
Larry Hamermesh , Widener University Delaware Law School - November 7
Jim Cox , Duke University Law School - November 28