Securities Law Prof Blog

Editor: Eric C. Chaffee
Univ. of Toledo College of Law

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

2018 Leet Symposium: Fiduciary Duty, Corporate Goals, and Shareholder Activism

Emily Cunningham,  Executive Symposium Editor for the Case Western Reserve University Law Review, forwarded me the following symposium announcement:

We are hosting a Symposium on November 2, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. the 2018 Leet Symposium: Fiduciary Duty, Corporate Goals, and Shareholder Activism. The Symposium will discuss corporate officers’ fiduciary duties by exploring the tension between traditional shareholder wealth maximization and shareholder environmental and social activism. The Symposium will present issues related to corporate governance, hedge fund activism, and the ethical role of general counsels seeking to zealously advocate for their corporations while giving impartial legal advice. We are presenting three panels: The Changing Face of the Corporate Board, Ethical Challenges in the Role of In-House Counsel, and Society and Shareholders: How Companies Weigh Financial and Social Pressures.

Our keynote speaker is Securities and Exchange Commissioner Hester Peirce, who earned her B.A. in Economics from Case Western Reserve University and her J.D. from Yale Law School. Commissioner Peirce will discuss “Undermining Investor Protection through Environmental, Social and Governance Activism.”

We will stream our program online through a link found on the following website: https://law.case.edu/Lectures-Events. In-person registration is available on the website as well.

Based on the line-up of speakers, this looks to be an outstanding event and well worth attending in person or virtually.

October 31, 2018 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, October 29, 2018

New Securities Law Articles in Print

The following law review article relating to securities regulation is now available in paper format:

Seth C. Oranburg, Hyperfunding: Regulating Financial Innovations, 89 U. Colo. L. Rev. 1033 (2018).

Zachary J. Robins & Timothy M. Joyce, How to Crowdfund and Not Fall Flat on Your Face: Best Practices for Investment Crowdfunding Offerings and the Data to Prove It, 43 Mitchell Hamline L. Rev. 1059 (2017).

 

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Sunday, October 21, 2018

New Securities Law Articles in Print

The following law review article relating to securities regulation is now available in paper format:

S. Burcu Avci, Cindy A. Schipani & H. Nejat Seyhun, Eliminating Conflicts of Interests in Banks: The Significance of the Volcker Rule, 35 Yale J. on Reg. 343 (2018).

Jonathan D. Glater, Insiders, Outsiders, & Fair Access: Identifying Culpable Insider Trading, 83 Brook. L. Rev. 1393 (2018).

Kevin S. Haeberle & M. Todd Henderson, Making a Market for Corporate Disclosure, 35 Yale J. on Reg. 383 (2018).

Scott Hirst, Universal Proxies, 35 Yale J. on Reg. 437 (2018).

Daniel B. Listwa & Charles Seidell, Note, Penalties in Equity: Disgorgement After Kokesh v. SEC, 35 Yale J. on Reg. 667 (2018).

Susan Lorde Martin, The Appointments Clause and the SEC's Administrative Law Judges: Protecting the Separation of Powers, Political Accountability, and Investors, 12 Va. L. & Bus. Rev. 287 (2018)

Jeremy R. McClane, Regulating Substance Through Form: Lessons from the SEC's Plain English Initiative, 55 Harv. J. on Legis. 265 (2018).

Neal Newman, Regulation A+: New and Improved After the JOBS Act or a Failed Revival?, 12 Va. L. & Bus. Rev. 243 (2018).

D. Butler Sparks, Comment, Omens of Overregulation: Why the SEC Should Abandon Its Course Toward Broker-Dealer Regulation of Private Equity Fund Managers, 12 Va. L. & Bus. Rev. 349 (2018).

Ryan D. Zick & Jeff Tchakarov, Adjudicating Securities Law Violations in the Age of Limited Bankruptcy Court Jurisdiction, 26 Am. Bankr. Inst. L. Rev. 293 (2018).

October 21, 2018 | Permalink | Comments (0)