March 08, 2018
For the second year, Professor Ann Lipton is gathering top corporate and securities scholars from around the country to explore changes in the industry at the Tulane Corporate Law Conference March 17.
The event will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Tulane Law School’s John Giffen Weinmann Hall, Room 257, 6329 Freret St., and the public is welcome.
Lipton, the Michael M. Fleishman Associate Professor in Business Law and Entrepreneurship, organized this year’s conference through the support of the Sher Garner Endowed Fund for the Advancement of Commercial Law and Tulane’s Murphy Institute.
Last year’s conference panelists explored questions surrounding the relative role of the states and the federal government in regulating corporate governance. This year, it will address a variety of topics, including the appropriate role of shareholders in corporate governance, developments in merger litigation, and corporate social responsibility.
Lipton’s conference follows Tulane Law's two-day Corporate Law Institute (CLI), the nation's premier gathering of corporate deal makers, legal professionals, academicians and judges, now in its 30th year. Taking place March 15-16 in downtown New Orleans, it has been described by Fortune magazine as “Davos for Wall Street.” The conference explores trends in the complex world of mergers and acquisitions and provides a classroom for Tulane students to learn from the top minds in the industry.
Lipton is an experienced securities and corporate litigator who has handled class actions involving some of the world’s largest companies. A former law clerk to Supreme Court Justice David Souter, she joined Tulane’s law faculty in 2015 after two years as a visiting assistant professor at Duke University School of Law, where she taught securities litigation and a seminar on the financial crisis. In 2016, she was named as Tulane's first Michael Fleishman Associate Professor in Business Law & Entrepreneurship.
The Sher Garner Fund underwrites lectures, roundtables and other activities devoted to the study of commercial, business and finance law. The Fund was established in 2015 by Lee Sher (L ’76) and Jim Garner (L ’89), and the New Orleans law firm of Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert.
“The Tulane Corporate Law Conference has already established itself as a significant annual gathering of leading thinkers in corporate and securities law,” said Dean David Meyer. “Along with the Tulane Corporate Law Institute, it’s a showcase for Tulane’s growing leadership in the field.”