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AS AN EXTENSION of their class in Corporate Finance, Michael B. Wachter and the Honorable Leo E. Strine, Jr. L’88, brought in a range of experts to participate in panel discussions on two aspects of valuation.

In the November program, panelists discussed how to establish fair stock value in contested actions such as takeover bids or disputes between stockholders and directors. Participants were Thomas J. Allingham II GD’77 of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, David G. Clarke of The Griffin Group, Inc., Michael A. Weidinger of Morris, James, Hitchens & Williams LLP, and Robert W. Holthausen, The Nomura Securities Co. Professor and professor of accounting and finance and management at The Wharton School.

Wachter, co-director of the Institute for Law and Economics, is the William B. Johnson Professor of Law and Economics at Penn Law School. Strine is vice chancellor in the Delaware Court of Chancery. Both served as moderators.

The December program on legal regulation of controlling stockholders featured panelists Joel Friedlander L’92 of Bouchard Margules & Friedlander P.A., Mark Gordon of Wachtell, Lipton Rosen & Katz, Victor L. Lewkow L’73 of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, and Bruce L. Silverstein of Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP.

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