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Corporate Governance Hot Topic at Roundtable
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Corporate Governance Hot Topic at Roundtable

EXPERTS DISCUSSED THE implications of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and other aspects of corporate law at a roundtable event last December. Sarbanes-Oxley, enacted by Congress in 2002, set higher standards for corporate governance and accountability.

Roberta Romano, Allen Duffy/Class of 1960 Professor of Law presented a paper titled “The Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the Making of Quack Corporate Governance.” John Core, Associate Professor of Accounting at Wharton, and Chancellor William B. Chandler of the Delaware Court of Chancery, provided commentary.

Another discussion centered around “Incentives Vs. Control: An Analysis of U.S. Dual-Class Companies,” a paper presented by Andrew Metrick, Associate Professor of Finance at Wharton. In the final session, six panelists offered insights on “Acquisition Financing and Securitization.” Panelists included Robert L. Friedman L’67, Senior Managing Director at The Blackstone Group, and Marianne Rosenberg GL’80 of New York law firm Thelen Reid & Priest LLP. Penn Law’s Edward B. Rock, Saul A. Fox Distinguished Professor of Business Law, and Michael L. Wachter, William B. Johnson Professor of Law and Economics, moderated this discussion.

 
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