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TULANE CORPORATE AND SECURITIES LAW CONFERENCE

Tulane Law School Weinmann Hall Room 257
6329 Freret Street
March 17, 2018

Sponsored with the generous support of The Sher Garner Endowed Fund for the Advancement of Commercial Law and the Murphy Institute of Tulane University
Convened by Ann Lipton, the Michael M. Fleishman Associate Professor in Business Law and Entrepreneurship

8:30-9:45
More Mergers, More Problems

  • Discussant: Urska Velikonja (Georgetown)
  • Afra Afsharipour (UC Davis), Enhanced Scrutiny on the Buy Side
  • Randall Thomas (Vanderbilt), The Shifting Tides of Merger Litigation

9:45-11:15
Corporate Democracy?
Discussant: Ann Lipton (Tulane)

  • Albert Choi (Virginia), Director Activism and Corporate Contract
  • Summer Kim (UC Irvine), De-Democratization of Firms Ed Rock (NYU), MOM Approval in a World of Active Shareholders

11:15-11:30
Break

11:30-12:45
Enforcement of the Securities Laws: Public and Private
Discussant: Ed Rock (NYU)

  • Robert Thompson (Georgetown), Securities Law in the Sixties: The Supreme Court, the Second Circuit and the Triumph of Purpose over Text
  • Urska Velikonja (Georgetown), Accountability for Nonenforcement

12:45-1:45
Break for Lunch

 1:45-3:15
Diversification and its Discontents
Discussant: Kent Greenfield (Boston College)

  • Jill Fisch (Penn), Passive Investors
  • George Georgiev (Emory) , Optimizing Securities Disclosure for the Universal Investor
  • Ann Lipton (Tulane), Shareholder Divorce Court

 3:15-3:30
Break

3:30-5:00
Brave New World Discussant: JW Verret (Scalia)

  • Robert Bartlett (UC Berkeley), The Misuse of Tobin’s Q
  • Claire Hill (Minnesota), The Convergence of Profit Maximization and Corporate Social Responsibility: Addressing Just-in-Time Staffing
  • Usha Rodrigues (Georgia), Law and the Blockchain
 
 
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