Securities Law Prof Blog

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

Friday, March 29, 2019

New Securities Law Articles in Print

The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format:

Asaf Eckstein & Sharon Hannes, A Long/Short Incentive Scheme for Proxy Advisory Firms, 53 Wake Forest L. Rev. 787 (2018).

James J. Park, Insider Trading and the Integrity of Mandatory Disclosure, 2018 Wis. L. Rev. 1133.

March 29, 2019 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

New Securities Law Articles in Print

The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format:

Jason Auman, Note, Hacking Our Securities Disclosure System: The Need for Federal Broker-Dealer Disclosure Requirements Vis-a-Vis Cyber Incidents, 2018 Colum. Bus. L. Rev. 952.

Nate Crosser, Comment, Initial Coin Offerings as Investment Contracts: Are Blockchain Utility Tokens Securities?, 67 U. Kan. L. Rev. 379 (2018).

Norbert J. Gaillard & Michael Waibel, The Icarus Syndrome: How Credit Rating Agencies Lost Their Quasi-Immunity, 71 SMU L. Rev. 1077 (2018).

Daniel Hemel & Dorothy S. Lund, Sexual Harassment and Corporate Law, 118 Colum. L. Rev. 1583 (2018).

D. Bruce Johnsen, A Transaction Cost Assessment of SEC Regulation Best Interest, 2018 Colum. Bus. L. Rev. 695.

Karl M. F. Lockhart, Note, A 'Corporate Democracy'?: Freedom of Speech and the SEC, 104 Va. L. Rev. 1593 (2018).

Jenna I. McCarthy, Note, Benchmarking the World: A Proposal for Regulatory Oversight of Stock Market Index Providers, 51 Vand. J. Transnat'l L. 1191 (2018).

Robert J. Rhee, Corporate Short-Termism and Intertemporal Choice, 96 Wash. U. L. Rev. 495 (2018).

Gladriel Shobe, The Substance Over Form Doctrine and the Up-C, 38 Va. Tax Rev. 249 (2018).

Andrew William Winden, Sunrise, Sunset: An Empirical and Theoretical Assessment of Dual-Class Stock Structures, 2018 Colum. Bus. L. Rev. 852.

Erica Wu, Note, Biotech Crowdfunding: How the JOBS Act Alone Cannot Save Investors, 2018 Colum. Bus. L. Rev. 1060.

March 26, 2019 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

New Securities Law Articles in Print

The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format:

Matthew J. Higgins, Recent Development, Munchee Inc.: A Turning Point for the Cryptocurrency Industry, 97 N.C. L. Rev. 220 (2018).

Robert T. Lucas IV, Comment, Bank Sales and Bake Sales: Section 75-1.1 and the HAJMM Legacy, 97 N.C. L. Rev. 163 (2018).

Note, Congress, the Supreme Court, and the Rise of Securities-Fraud Class Actions, 132 Harv. L. Rev. 1067 (2019).

March 19, 2019 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Sharfman on Shareholder Voting

Bernard S. Sharfman has posted Enhancing the Value of Shareholder Voting Recommendations on SSRN with the following abstract:

This writing addresses a fundamental issue in corporate governance. If institutional investors such as investment advisers to mutual funds have a fiduciary duty to vote the shares of stock that they owned on behalf of their investors, then how do we practically achieve informing them on how to vote their proxies without requiring each institutional investor to read massive amounts of information on the hundreds or thousands of companies they have invested in for the thousands, tens of thousands, or even hundreds of thousands of votes they are confronted with each year?

A critical step in resolving this issue is maximizing the ability of institutional investors to avail themselves of voting recommendations that are made on an informed basis and with the expectation that they will lead to shareholder wealth maximization. One way to achieve this maximization is to make sure that the voting recommendations provided by proxy advisors are truly informed ones. This leads to the recommendation that the proxy advisor should be held to the standard of an information trader. Another way is for the SEC to recognize the value of board recommendations and explicitly state that their use will allow investment advisers to meet their fiduciary duties when voting their proxies.

March 3, 2019 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Call for Papers: Corporate & Securities Litigation Workshop

Boston University School of Law, in conjunction with the University of Illinois College of Law, UCLA School of Law, and the University of Richmond School of Law, invites submissions for the Seventh Annual Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation. This workshop will be held on Friday, September 27 and Saturday, September 28, 2019 at the Boston University School of Law.


This annual workshop brings together scholars focused on corporate and securities litigation to present their scholarly works. Papers addressing any aspect of corporate and securities litigation or enforcement are eligible, including securities class actions, fiduciary duty litigation, and comparative approaches. We welcome scholars working in a variety of methodologies, as well as both completed papers and works-in-progress.

Authors whose papers are selected will be invited to present their work at a workshop hosted by Boston University. Hotel costs will be covered. Participants will pay for their own travel and other expenses.


If you are interested in participating, please send the paper you would like to present, or an abstract of the paper, to [email protected] by Friday, May 24, 2019. Please include your name, current position, and contact information in the e-mail accompanying the submission. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by late June.


Any questions concerning the workshop should be directed to the organizers: David Webber ([email protected]), Verity Winship ([email protected]), Jim Park ([email protected]), and Jessica Erickson ([email protected]).

March 2, 2019 | Permalink | Comments (0)

New Securities Law Articles in Print

The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format:

A.C. Pritchard & Robert B. Thompson, Securities Law in the Sixties: The Supreme Court, the Second Circuit, and the Triumph of Purpose Over Text, 94 Notre Dame L. Rev. 371 (2018).

Anisha Reddy, Comment, COINSENSUS: The Need for Uniform National Virtual Currency Regulations, 123 Dickinson L. Rev. 251 (2018).

Neil Tiwari, Note, The Commodification of Cryptocurrency, 117 Mich. L. Rev. 611 (2018).


March 2, 2019 | Permalink | Comments (0)