Wednesday, October 31, 2018
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.