Institute for Law and Economics

Penn Law

Past Events, 2006-2007

Friday, May 4, 2007

DEAL DAY in New York City

Sessions: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

By Invitation

 

Friday, April 20, 2007

CORPORATE ROUNDTABLE

The Corporate Voting System

Sessions: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

By Invitation

 

Thursday, April 5, 2007

CHANCERY COURT PROGRAM

Labor’s Views on Corporate Governance and the Role of the Corporate Board

Chancery Court Program

Panel Discussion: 4:30 to 6:30 PM

Moderators:
Hon. Leo E. Strine
Vice Chancellor, Delaware Court of Chancery
Michael L. Wachter
William B. Johnson Professor of Law and Economics
University of Pennsylvania Law School

Panelists:
Richard C. Ferlauto
AFSCME
Michael Musuraca
District Council 37, AFSCME
Damon Silvers
AFL-CIO

 

Thursday, March 22, 2007

ILE / WHARTON FINANCE SEMINAR

John C. Coffee
Adolf A. Berle Professor of Law
Columbia Law School

Law and the Market: The Impact of Enforcement

Seminar: 3:00 to 4:30 PM
211 Steinberg Hall - Dietrich Hall
The Wharton School

Jack Coffee

Prof. Coffee received his B.A. from Amherst, his LL.B. from Yale, and his LL.M. (in taxation) from New York University. Following graduation from law school, he was a Reginald Heber Smith fellow for one year, doing poverty law litigation in New York City. Between 1970 and 1976, he was a corporate lawyer with Cravath, Swaine & Moore. From 1976 until coming to Columbia in 1980, he was a professor at Georgetown University Law Center.

 

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

CHANCERY COURT PROGRAM

Structuring the Board’s Compliance Function: Should the Corporation Continue to ‘Dump It Into Audit’ or Are Fresher Approaches Needed?

Chancery Court Program

Panel Discussion: 4:30 to 6:30 PM

Moderators:
Hon. Leo E. Strine
Vice Chancellor, Delaware Court of Chancery
Michael L. Wachter
William B. Johnson Professor of Law and Economics
University of Pennsylvania Law School

Panelists:
Mark J. Gentile
Richards, Layton & Finger
Janet L. Kelly
ConocoPhillips Company
Simon M. Lorne
Millennium Management LLC
Robert H. Mundheim
Shearman & Sterling LLP
Victoria E. Silbey
SunGard Data Systems, Inc.

 

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

LAW AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP LECTURE

Isaac D. Corré
Senior Managing Director
Eton Park Capital Management

Law, Legal Risks, and the Financial Markets

Lecture: 4:30 to 5:30 PM
Reception: 5:30 to 6:30 PM

Open to the Public

Isaac D. Corre

Isaac Corré is responsible for the event-oriented activities of Eton Park.

Prior to joining Eton Park, Isaac was a partner at Scoggin Capital Management, a New York-based multi-strategy hedge fund. At Scoggin, he managed the merger arbitrage and special situations portfolio that included investments in complex restructurings, stub trades and securities affected by legal and regulatory changes. Mr. Corré also managed the firm’s investment in a sovereign trade claims business. He was deeply involved in managing the distressed debt and value equities portfolios.

Before joining Scoggin, Mr. Corré practiced law for more than nine years. His legal practice focused principally on complex commercial litigation, involving mergers and acquisitions, securities issuance, corporate governance and bankruptcy.

Isaac Corré graduated with a BA, summa cum laude, from Yeshiva University in 1985 and earned a JD, cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1989. He serves on the Board of Trustees of the Yeshiva University business school and is a member of the Board of Advisors of Penn’s Institute for Law and Economics.

 

Friday, February 23 & Saturday, February 24, 2007

NYU / PENN LAW AND FINANCE SYMPOSIUM

in New York City

By Invitation

Program and Papers

 

Friday, December 8, 2006

CORPORATE ROUNDTABLE

Sessions: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

By Invitation

 

Thursday, November 30, 2006

ILE / WHARTON FINANCE SEMINAR

Luigi Zingales
Robert C. McCormack Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance
University of Chicago – Graduate School of Business

Who Blows the Whistle on Corporate Fraud?

Seminar: 3:00 to 4:30 PM

Luigi Zingales

Luigi Zingales studies the theory of the firm, the relation between organization and financing, and the going-public decision. In addition to holding his position at the GSB, Zingales is currently a faculty research fellow for the National Bureau of Economic Research, a research fellow for the Center for Economic Policy Research, and a fellow of the European Governance Institute. He is also the director of the American Finance Associations and an editorialist for Il Sole 24 Ore, the Italian correspondent of the Financial Times. Zingales also serves on the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation, which has been examining the legislative, regulatory, and legal issues affecting how public companies function.

Zingales received a bachelor’s degree in economics summa cum laude from Universita Bocconi in Italy in 1987 and a PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1992.

 

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

LAW AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP LECTURE

Pamela Daley, L’79
Senior Vice President for Corporate Business Development
General Electric Company

Large-Scale Entrepreneurship: Business Development at GE

Lecture: 4:30 to 5:30 PM
Reception: 5:30 to 6:30 PM

Open to the Public

Pamela Daley

Pamela Daley, Senior Vice President for Corporate Business Development at GE, is responsible for GE’s mergers, acquisitions, and divestiture activities worldwide.

Before assuming her present position, she was Vice President and Senior Counsel for Transactions at GE. Before arriving at GE in 1989, Miss Daley was a tax partner of the national law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius where she specialized in tax-oriented financings and M&A. From 1982 to 1989, she was an adjunct professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she taught federal income taxation of partners and partnerships.

Miss Daley serves on the Board of Directors of General Electric Capital Corporation, GE Capital Services, Inc., the GE Foundation, and the World Wildlife Fund, and is a past director of Genworth Financial, Inc. (NYSE: GNW) (2004-2006). She also serves on the Board of Overseers of the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Daley received her B.A. degree with highest honors from Princeton University in 1974 in Romance Languages and Literatures. In 1979, she graduated first in her class from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Order of the Coif.

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Thursday, October 26, 2006

DEAN’S SPEAKER and LAW and ENTREPRENEURSHIP LECTURE

Henry R. Silverman
Chairman & CEO
Realogy Corporation

Managing in the 21st Century

Lecture: 4:30 to 5:30 PM
Reception: 5:30 to 6:30 PM

Open to the Public

Henry Silverman

Henry R. Silverman graduated from Williams College in 1961 and the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1964. He served as an officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve from 1965 to 1972. From 1997 through August 2006, Silverman served as chairman and CEO of Cendant Corporation, ranked 107th in the 2006 Fortune magazine list of the 500 largest U.S. companies. Cendant was the largest global provider of consumer and business services within the travel and residential real estate sectors before its decision to separate into four new companies effective July 31, 2006.

In August 2006 Silverman was named chairman & CEO of Realogy Corporation,the world’s largest residential brokerage franchisor and the largest U.S. residential real estate brokerage firm. Realogy Corporation is composed of the business units from Cendant’s former Real Estate Services Division.

Prior to the formation of Cendant in 1997, Silverman was chairman, president and chief executive officer of HFS Incorporated, which he founded in 1990. As an investor in and manager of private equity during the 1980s, Silverman’s principal area of focus was Days Inns of America, later acquired by Cendant. In 1985, Silverman also founded Telemundo Group, which was sold to General Electric Company in 2002 for $2.7 billion.

In addition to his position at Realogy, Silverman currently serves as chairman of the Business Roundtable’s Fiscal Policy Task Force. Additionally, he is a Commissioner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and chairman of its finance committee. Silverman is also a trustee of New York University and its School of Medicine and Medical Center, and a director of the NYU Child Study Center; a trustee of the University of Pennsylvania; a member of JP Morgan’s National Advisory Board and a member of the G-100.

Silverman’s philanthropy includes Silverman Hall, the law school building at the University of Pennsylvania; the Silverman-Rodin scholars and the Silverman Professor of Law at Penn Law School; and the Silverman Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Silverman Reproductive Choice Foundation and the Silverman Cancer Research Laboratories at NYU School of Medicine.

In 1998, Silverman received the American Heritage Award from the Anti-Defamation League for lifetime achievement in fighting discrimination. He has been honored twice for his efforts to promote diversity in the workplace—first in 2001,by the Jackie Robinson Foundation and again in 2003, by the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

 

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

DISTINGUISHED JURIST LECTURE

Hon. Richard A. Posner
Judge, U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
Senior Lecturer, University of Chicago Law School

The Embattled Corporation

Lecture: 4:30 to 5:30 PM
Reception: 5:30 to 6:30 PM

Open to the Public

Hon. Richard A. Posner

Richard A. Posner graduated first in his class from Harvard Law School in 1962, magna cum laude, and was President of the Harvard Law Review. He worked for several years in Washington during the Kennedy and Johnson Administrations, as law clerk to Justice William J. Brennan, Jr., as an assistant to Commissioner Philip Elman of the Federal Trade Commission, as an assistant to the Solicitor General of the United States, Thurgood Marshall, and as general counsel of President Johnson’s Task Force on Communications Policy.

Posner entered law teaching in 1968 at Stanford as an associate professor and became professor of law at the University of Chicago Law School in 1969, where he remained (later as Lee and Brena Freeman Professor of Law) until his appointment to the Seventh Circuit in 1981. During this period Posner wrote a number of books (including Antitrust Law: An Economic Perspective, Economic Analysis of Law—now in its sixth edition—and The Economics of Justice) and many articles (a number of these in collaboration with the economist William Landes), mainly exploring the application of economics to a variety of legal subjects, including antitrust, public utility and common carrier regulation, torts, contracts, and procedure. He founded the Journal of Legal Studies, primarily to encourage economic analysis of law, and was a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He also engaged in private consulting and was from 1977 to 1981 the first president of Lexecon Inc., a firm made up of lawyers and economists that provides economic and legal research and support in antitrust, securities, and other litigation.

Posner became a Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in December 1981 and served as Chief Judge from 1993 to 2000. He has written almost 2200 published judicial opinions. He continues to teach part time at the University of Chicago Law School, where he is Senior Lecturer, and to write academic articles and books. He has written 38 books and more than 300 articles and book reviews. His academic work since his becoming a judge has included studies in the economics of criminal law, labor law, and intellectual property; in jurisprudence, law and literature, and the interpretation of constitutional and statutory texts; and in the economics of sexuality and of old age.

His recent books include Catastrophe: Risk and Response (2004); Preventing Surprise Attacks: Intelligence Reform in the Wake of 9/11 (2005); and Uncertain Shield: The U.S. Intelligence System in the Throes of Reform (2006). His latest books are Not a Suicide Pact: The Constitution in a Time of National Emergency (2006), and The Little Book of Plagiarism and the seventh edition of Economic Analysis of Law, both of which will be published in 2007.

Posner’s current academic research both focuses on national security and intelligence reform, catastrophic risks, organizational economics, law and science, intellectual property, antitrust, and constitutional law. Academic writings by Posner have been translated into French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Greek, Portuguese, Ukrainian, Lithuanian, and Slovenian. He and the economist Gary Becker write weekly commentaries on policy issues, published in “The Becker-Posner Blog” at http://becker-posner-blog.com/.