Sunday, August 23, 2015
"Name-calling is now commonplace .... class action attorneys have been redefined as the predators" 80 Brook. L. Rev. 743 #corpgov— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) August 20, 2015
"Bankruptcy..Forum shopping allows..management..to..benefit..selves while preventing stakeholders from participating" http://t.co/qPk5u76p4k— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) August 21, 2015
"most companies were unable to determine the source of their conflict minerals" http://t.co/g6lyjmi0gF— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) August 21, 2015
Sunday, August 16, 2015
"For-profit corporations ... are not ... voluntary associations ... equa[l] to ... members of a church" 30 Const. Comment. 277, 280 #corpgov— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) August 11, 2015
Sunday, August 9, 2015
ICYMI: "SEC Allows Tweets for Startups Raising Money" http://t.co/VKFJQ5S5zd— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) August 9, 2015
Sunday, August 2, 2015
"the potential development of fascism arising at the national level due to the influence of global corporate rule" http://t.co/cbcBLs4Nol— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) July 26, 2015
"As long as there is profit to be made, sellers will systematically exploit ... through manipulation and deception" http://t.co/dX6xbDp9Qu— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) July 29, 2015
Could IBM "have 'purposefully' aided and abetted the human rights abuses perpetrated by the apartheid government"? https://t.co/ZNSxFRuPDB— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) July 31, 2015
Sunday, July 26, 2015
"Tying the gift prong to the presence of a friend or relative...restricts...strained theories of gifting by insiders" http://t.co/kKNXDaMOdv— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) July 19, 2015
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
The following comes to us from Dorothy Brown, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs & Professor of Law at Emory University School of Law:
We are conducting searches in two areas: health law and business law. We are looking for a senior health law scholar with a national reputation in health care regulation who is interested in helping to build a multidisciplinary health law, policy & management center, in cooperation with other Emory divisions including our School of Medicine, School of Public Health, and the nearby Center for Disease Control. In addition, we are looking for a junior (no more than 2-3 years of teaching experience) in Business law. Please feel free to contact me [at firstname.lastname@example.org] if you are interested or know of others who might be interested in being considered.
Sunday, July 19, 2015
"three-year law school program explicitly designed to train law students to be social entrepreneurs" http://t.co/tyo5S1rMKL— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) July 14, 2015
"a number of bills this week that would revise the securities laws to better accommodate small businesses." http://t.co/VyOENCyt95— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) July 14, 2015
"surprising that we continue to bestow corporate privileges...long after they’ve ceased to perform public functions" http://t.co/9LAtfIURoX— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) July 15, 2015
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
CALL FOR PAPERS: A Workshop on Vulnerability at the Intersection of the Changing Firm and the Changing Family (October 16-17, 2015 in Atlanta, GA)
UPDATE: The deadline for submissions has been extended to July 21.
[The following is a copy of the official workshop announcement. I have moved the "Guiding Questions" to the top to highlight the business law aspects. Registration and submission details can be found after the break.]
A Vulnerability and the Human Condition Initiative Workshop at Emory Law
This workshop will use vulnerability theory to explore the implications of the changing structure of employment and business organizations in the new information age. In considering these changes, we ask:
• What kind of legal subject is the business organization?
• Are there relevant distinctions among business and corporate forms in regard to understanding both vulnerability and resilience?
• What, if any, should be the role of international and transnational organizations in a neoliberal era? What is their role in building both human and institutional resilience?
• Is corporate philanthropy an adequate response to the retraction of state regulation? What forms of resilience should be regulated and which should be left to the 'free market'?
• How might a conception of the vulnerable subject help our analysis of the changing nature of the firm? What relationships does it bring into relief?
• How have discussions about market vulnerability shifted over time?
• What forms of resilience are available for institutions to respond to new economic realities?
• How are business organizations vulnerable? How does this differ from the family?
• How does the changing structure of employment and business organization affect possibilities for transformation and reform of the family?
• What role should the responsive state take in directing shifting flows of capital and care?
• How does the changing relationship between employment and the family, and particularly the disappearance of the "sole breadwinner," affect our understanding of the family and its role in caretaking and dependency?
• How does the Supreme Court's willingness to assign rights to corporate persons (Citizen's United, Hobby Lobby), affect workers, customers and communities? The relationship between public and private arenas?
• Will Airbnb and Uber be the new model for the employment relationships of the future?
July 14, 2015 in Business Associations, Call for Papers, Constitutional Law, Corporate Governance, Corporate Personality, Corporations, CSR, Current Affairs, Ethics, Financial Markets, Law and Economics, Social Enterprise, Stefan J. Padfield | Permalink | Comments (0)
Sunday, July 12, 2015
"Modern Money Theory - Part 1" http://t.co/EmkaLMfD0c— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) July 9, 2015
Regulation A Tier 2 offerings: "states retain the authority to require the filing of offering materials" http://t.co/bruSDfqk6N— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) July 9, 2015
"Contrary to theoclassical ideology, both cartels [LIBOR & FX] persisted...many years & were ended only by...gov't" http://t.co/kGmW3LUHFZ— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) July 10, 2015
Sunday, July 5, 2015
7 Tips for Start-Ups http://t.co/usVUBddfx1— VC Experts (@VCExperts) May 26, 2015
"in presenting itself as a hard science, with necessary conclusions, orthodox economics has obscured its politics" http://t.co/zAIZTquGN1— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) June 29, 2015
"11 things we learned about social enterprise in international development" http://t.co/q2BLrtuWP5— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) July 2, 2015
Sunday, June 28, 2015
J. Robert Brown Jr.: testimony on the definition of accredited investor & business development companies http://t.co/gK1AdFEant— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) June 23, 2015
ICYMI: "Laws and regulators need get up to speed with high-frequency trading technology, panelists say" http://t.co/FS4ejbrdCy— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) June 24, 2015
"minimizing...negative externalities...preserves the freedom of companies to operate with...minimal...constraints" http://t.co/Yfnbo8uQd1— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) June 25, 2015
"America's Top States for Business 2015" http://t.co/g15x706n8T Ohio #23— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) June 25, 2015
Sunday, June 21, 2015
"SEC Denies Stay of Regulation A+ ... sought by the state of Montana" http://t.co/EI3xvUptwe— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) June 18, 2015
How Silicon Valley's fuzzy math boosts exec pay. http://t.co/tBj09F2IVk— gretchen morgenson (@gmorgenson) June 19, 2015
Does "the revolving door between government...and...industry...empower Wall Street...at the expense of...society"? http://t.co/q6W6Ffi0yQ— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) June 20, 2015
Sunday, June 14, 2015
"Financial information is a both a public resource and a commodity that market participants produce and distribute" https://t.co/Sk7yii5Gf9— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) June 8, 2015
Agencies issue final standards for assessing diversity policies and practices of regulated entities: http://t.co/5x5eyavI4Q— Federal Reserve (@federalreserve) June 9, 2015
"when more and more can be done by fewer and fewer people, the profits go to an ever-smaller circle" https://t.co/PzjS8VyTOs— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) June 14, 2015
Sunday, June 7, 2015
Does the Volcker rule violate The North American Free Trade Agreement? http://t.co/lmL5W6Bgs8— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) June 2, 2015
Sunday, May 31, 2015
"multinational corporations ... cannot be trusted to regulate themselves based on CSR or voluntarism" 52 Am. Bus. L.J. 255 #corpgov— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) May 24, 2015
"changing th[e] narrative of corporate law...provides a more fertile ground for...changes to begin to take hold and grow" 52Am.Bus.L.J.201— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) May 24, 2015
"report showed startups generate 3 million new jobs each year, while large corporations offer net zero job growth" http://t.co/dqjXOodcSG— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) May 24, 2015
"The formal rules do not matter if they are not enforced by the banking regulators and the Department of Justice" http://t.co/Zy9Fq6Bdyu— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) May 25, 2015
"what actually happened in the period leading up to the financial crisis"? Court: "magnitude of falsity ... enormous" http://t.co/aq88LRFBxi— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) May 26, 2015
"What signals the market is...preferences of...consumers...[who can] back their desires [with] resource endowments." http://t.co/YQ2fBbXxsy— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) May 28, 2015
Sunday, May 24, 2015
"corporations..no longer..fairly characterized as an identifiable group of people acting in association" 56 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 1673 #corpgov— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) May 19, 2015
"Orthodox economists ... use ... modelling ... that must produce ... error in the presence of ... control fraud" http://t.co/lhIjDv1fAo— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) May 19, 2015
"World’s Largest Banks Admit to Massive Global Financial Crimes, But [No One Goes to] Jail (Again)" http://t.co/GFSASslMyL— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) May 21, 2015
Sunday, May 17, 2015
"'The Wealth of Nations,' is not fully intelligible without ... first reading ... 'The Theory of Moral Sentiments.'” http://t.co/iwoSM3JtVN— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) May 10, 2015
"Should Business Appraisers Rely on Case Precedent for [lack of marketability] Discounts?" http://t.co/Pb9jKd6ZxD— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) May 13, 2015
"The Great Global Financial Crises: official investigations, past and present, 1929-2011" http://t.co/7Bp1ZoHHrw— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) May 16, 2015
Sunday, May 10, 2015
"The Curious Exclusion of Corporations from the Privileges and Immunities Clause of Article IV" http://t.co/GVPic978wM— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) May 6, 2015
Sunday, May 3, 2015
"Activists say the market-focused corporate model tends to exacerbate global inequalities." http://t.co/3LVWv7tQ4u— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) April 28, 2015
Is invoking Adam Smith "to champion domestic corporations running vast overseas empires...intellectually dishonest"? http://t.co/RGyh8jjWm5— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) April 28, 2015
"According to its opponents ... [Lex mercatoria or Law Merchant] as a uniform customary law of Europe never existed." http://t.co/DCk7ATwJm0— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) April 29, 2015
Sunday, April 26, 2015
business ethics codes: "some..research..suggests.. instrumental impacts..other studies..no discernible effect" 37 U. Haw. L. Rev. 1 #corpgov— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) April 20, 2015
"Etsy...is a B Corp...[but] was...careful to discuss community obligations as a long term benefit to the corporation" http://t.co/zmvgrYqjUy— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) April 20, 2015